[Edu-sig] no education in Pycon 2010 talks
vceder at canterburyschool.org
Tue Nov 3 21:38:47 CET 2009
Trevor Toenjes wrote:
> I am interested in seeing more SIG Summits during PyCon. But this
> requires people to step up and organize them and email their lists and
> verify people are coming. PyCon is the perfect place for an organized
> annual edu-sig meeting.
> I dont know what the python educational community has done at PyCon in
> the past, but I will be glad to create some publicity just about
> Educators meeting at PyCon. And if you give me some more info, I might
> even be able to find sponsors interested in paying for parts of PyCon to
> help educators attend and present materials.
Actually, we've probably been more active than most - every year members
of edu-sig have gone out to dinner and spent an open space evening
together. Naturally more publicity and support would always be welcome.
> I had another goal to reach out to regional Atlanta academics to invite
> them to PyCon. but I am spending my time on finding Sponsors. Is anyone
> motivated to call the local universities and tech schools to invite
> teachers and students to PyCon? this would be a boon for PyCon if we
> created an educational undercurrent through outreach. There are
> tutorial sessions that could also be turned into sessions like "How to
> Teach Python at xxx level".
I would also appreciate it if someone had the academic contacts and the
time to pursue them. However, I doubt that we can tinker with the
tutorials much at this point. OTOH, posters, lightning talks, and open
space are all very well suited for both educators and students, so it
would be good to get the word out. Anyone?
> Andrew Harrington wrote:
>> Looks like an interesting collection of talks for Pycon 2010, but I do
>> not see a single talk that I recognize as coming from the educational
>> community. (Am I wrong?) The only place I know where this is listed is
>> which is likely only viewable by those on the program committee.
>> Is the educational community coming? What we do informally outside
>> the talks is usually the biggest thing. I am interested in a
>> session/sprint generating stuff for PyWhip, but I can't stay after the
>> regular conference time.
>> I have gone every year for many years, but I need a bit of motivation
>> to go this year.
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