[BangPypers] Python Day India

Noufal Ibrahim noufal at gmail.com
Thu Apr 30 10:34:40 CEST 2009

Hello Ramakrishna,

On Thu, Apr 30, 2009 at 1:48 PM, Ramakrishna Reddy <ramkrsna at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 30, 2009 at 12:15 PM, Anand Chitipothu <anandology at gmail.com> wrote:
>> What are we trying to achieve by running a mini pycon? If we are
>> planning to see people traveling from other places, then why not do
>> pycon directly?


Bangalore or Pune is not an issue. Either way, approximately one half
of the interested crowd will travel. I prefer B'lore since I'm here
but if the center of gravity is in Pune, I'm fine with travelling

> @Noufal
> We do not really need CFP or something like that for a python day.
> Lets discuss the topics which can interest people. Intermediate to
> Expert level, this is just for python day. If newbies / students can
> come to the event , that would be great. we can show them the manuals,
> impromptu basic talks can be cooked up any time. The no. of people I
> hope would be around 20 - 30. But once the talks are over or we
> schedule time for the pycon india discussion itself, which might take
> some time.  We can finalise on the roles of the individual for the
> actual conference.

Exactly. If we do this as an extension of a regular 'user group'
meeting, Something like this
"The next Python User Group meeting is on 15/June. The talks planned
are so and so. We're planning to do it from 5 to 7. Time from 6:30 to
7 is reserved to discuss the upcoming PyCon India planned for
is fine by me and like I said, I'm +1 for it. This is like a F2F for
the PyCon which is piggybacking on the regular user group meetings.

On the other hand, if we want this to be an 'attempt' at a conference,
I think it will dissipate our focus. That's what I'm -1 for.
I'm not convinced by the "Atleast we *can* do this so we should" line
of argument because I think a small-medium sized PyCon in September is
realisable if we start planning and doing things right away.


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