The Python Education Summit is on again this year at the PyCon in Portland.
A couple of things are the same, a couple of things are gonna change...
0) *Keeping the conversation going*: last year, we talked about ways to
keep the conversation going through out the year and many of the ideas we
suggested never took off. Please join us on the new *PythonEDU Slack Team* (see
below) so we can revisit those ideas and see what we can do to increase and
improve how we share data and ideas on education and Python.
1) *Slack Team: PythonEDU* - All work by the *Planning Committee for
the Summit* as well as general conversations about the Summit are gonna run
through a Slack Team (if you want an invite, let me know... *I have to
manually invite folks - weakness of slack, not my preference*).
2) *Volunteer*: we need participants on the Planning Committee >>> if you
want to be included in the conversation, let me know so I can add you to
the Slack Team.
3) *Call for Papers:* Talk submissions go through the same talk submission
process as any other PyCon talk. While I loved the idea of using moderator,
as we looked at the logisitics, there were too many weaknesses in that
process to continue. You only have til January 3rd to submit talks. Get in
there and do it! https://goo.gl/iCKOWY
4) *What to include in the Summit*: We are brainstorming ideas for what to
include in the edusummit. The ideas will be hashed out by the Planning
Committee. Let us know what you want to see!
5) *Twitter*: our twitter hashtag will be #pythonedu
6) *Registration for the Summit:* There are some glitches that need to be
worked out in regards to getting folks registered to participate in the
Summit. I am looking into that. More to come.
Chairman of the Python Education Summit
Chalmer Lowe, MS
Dark Art of Coding
Booz Allen Hamilton