[Ipss] PyCon US talk sponsorships
Anand Balachandran Pillai
abpillai at gmail.com
Wed Sep 28 09:16:31 CEST 2011
On Wed, Sep 28, 2011 at 12:31 PM, Baishampayan Ghose <b.ghose at gmail.com>wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 28, 2011 at 12:14 PM, Anand Balachandran Pillai
> <abpillai at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I had proposed that we (slowly) start looking into other
> > activities apart from running Indian Pycons.
> > I am mulling two ideas right now and it would be
> > good to have feedback on them.
> > 1. Sponsoring one person from India to US for
> > talking in US Pycons
> > The idea here is to provide travel reimbursement
> > and support for stay in the US, for a selected
> > speaker (preferably student, but I am open to ideas)
> > for presenting his talk/tutorial in Pycon US.
> > Submissions for this program will be on merit basis,
> > reviewed by a group who will select the best proposal
> > and fund it. We can tie up this program with willing
> > companies who are ready to attach their name to
> > it and take part in the sponsorship.
> > 2. Python community award in India - This is inspired
> > by the PSF Python community award. As the community
> > here develops (and it has developed since the first
> > PyCon), we would invariably find local heroes who
> > are doing their bit for Python in India. I propose to
> > institute an annual community award for identifying
> > and encouraging such talent.
> +1 to both the ideas.
Here is a link to the PSF community awards page.
We may not be in a position to start on these this year,
but my idea is to start a discussion going to launch
some of these programs during next years PyCon
> Baishampayan Ghose
> b.ghose at gmail.com
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