[Baypiggies] Talk @ Baypiggies in Feb?
nar at hush.com
Mon Jan 19 08:39:33 CET 2009
If nobody else feels strongly about doing a PyDev talk, I'll be
happy to step up to the plate.
On Jan 18, 2009, at 11:35 PM, Shannon -jj Behrens wrote:
> If someone can give a 30 minute talk on PyDev, that would be an
> awesome way to fill out the meeting, at least in my opinion.
> On Sun, Jan 18, 2009 at 6:05 PM, jim <jim at well.com> wrote:
>> not to worry. we'll work on having not one
>> but two newbie nuggets to supplement your talk.
>> meetings start at 7:35 PM with a newbie
>> nugget--probably two newbie nuggets in your
>> case. then comes The Talk (you're on), which
>> goes until 8:30 to 8:45. then there are
>> announcements ("mapping") and getting together
>> ("random access").
>> per above, you'd start your talk around
>> 8 PM and finish up around 8:30 or a little
>> later. usually there are five or ten minutes
>> worth of announcements, and some people stay
>> to chat with each other (e.g. follow up on
>> a job announcement). nobody's ever complained
>> about a talk that was too short.
>> if there's anything we can do to help you
>> out, make things pleasant (e.g. give a ride),
>> or whatever, let us know.
>> many thanks,
>> jim for baypiggies
>> On Sun, 2009-01-18 at 17:07 -0800, Pete wrote:
>>> On Jan 18, 2009, at 4:10 PM, jim wrote:
>>>> it's surprising how a small information load
>>>> can take up time. don't worry about filling the
>>>> time, but you can begin with an overview (what
>>>> problem is solved), then talk about practical
>>>> matters of setting up (what tools, complementary
>>>> modules, and anything else that one can use for
>>>> practical coding), then some code examples, then
>>>> note any pitfalls, maybe common blind-alley
>>>> thinking traps, then questions and discussion,
>>>> and what do you know: the security staff is
>>>> trying to kick us out.
>>>> if you think you can give your talk in about
>>>> 30 minutes, it'll almost certainly expand to 45.
>>>> don't worry if it's less. we can fill in before
>>>> and after your talk with one or more newbie
>>>> nuggets (lightning talks), announcements, and
>>> I can try to add a little more material showing real-world use
>>> but I've already got most of the above covered. I've given this
>>> before, and really, it's just not that long of a talk. ;-)
>>>> if you think you'll have trouble filling 30,
>>>> let us know and we'll fix up newbie nuggets to
>>> Filling 30 minutes is no problem, 45 is a stretch and an hour is
>>> I don't know how long your meetings usually go.
>>>> this is for thursday, february 26, right?
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