[python-advocacy] Proposal for Monthly podcast series

Michael Foord fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk
Sun Jun 17 02:11:17 CEST 2007

Ralph wrote:
> Howdy,
>   Esoteric is what I was aiming at, but there is more.  Each podcast
> would be 30 to 60 minutes and so the project to be talked about has to
> be on the smaller side.  Jeff would be talking about the theory behind

My *personal* take would be that this podcast has to compete with all 
the other things vying for my attention. If it covers something I 
already want to learn about then great, otherwise it goes fairly far 
down the list...

I guess people are different though and some *prefer* to learn about 
something they have not heard of - I would be worried about limiting the 
audience though.

Probably the right approach is a good mix.

In 60 minutes you can certainly get quite far with Turbogears - I've not 
used the other web frameworks, but I imagine the same is true. You don't 
need to 'do them justice' - just give people enough to get them started.

Anyway - it is a great idea. (BeautifulSoup should *definitely* be on 
your list by the way...)


> the project and describing his use of it.  You can't do justice to Zope
> or Django in an hour, but you can give a decent presentation of Nabu.  I
> am certainly not wedded to my list.  That is one of the reasons I bring
> it up here.  I am going to go look up the projects you list here and see
> how I think they would fit into the idea.
> Thank you,
> Ralph
> On Sat, 2007-06-16 at 17:28 +0100, Michael Foord wrote:
>> The concept is great but the choice of projects seems 'esoteric'. Is it 
>> a deliberate choice to not stick to mainstream projects.
>> My *personal* suggestions would be (some of which are included in your 
>> list):
>> * docutils
>> * PIL
>> * wxPython (possibly and/or Dabo)
>> * SciPy
>> * matplotlib
>> * twisted
>> * crunchy
>> * Pyjamas
>> * Django (Turbgears and Pylons are both great projects and *equally* 
>> deserving of coverage - but would this be too much of a web-app focus)
>> * IPython
>> * py2exe
>> * pygame
>> * pywin32
>> * setuptools
>> * SQLObject or SQLAlchemy
>> * Mechanize
>> * BeautifulSoup
>> There's a few anyway...
>> I would even include ctypes, ElementTree and sqlite - even though they 
>> are now part of the standard library.
>> Oh, and there is always Zope. ;-)
>> All the best,
>> Michael Foord

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