[BangPypers] Pyladies Bangalore
asldevi at gmail.com
Tue Aug 27 07:17:54 CEST 2013
Thanks for the detailed answers Svaksha and Annapoornima. I just joined
Still, I'm not sure of how having a separate group for ladies could help
more women to learn Python. This is going to be my personal opinion, though.
If we (ladies) have different needs in learning Python/programming than our
counterparts, then it makes sense to have a separate group. For example, it
makes more sense, IMO, to have a pyfreshers group than pyladies, where
people who're starting with Python don't need to hesitate to ask/discuss
basic doubts/questions. When we're aspiring to learn and share the same
thing in a no different way than others, why a separate group?
I think, if we have any concerns/suggestions to make BangPypers more woman
friendly, they can be posted and discussed here. We are already a part of
larger Python world and I doubt if we need a separate identity first and
then to bridge the gap later. We could take from the larger community and
give back to the same. (s/we/women/g)
On Mon, Aug 26, 2013 at 10:03 PM, svaksha <svaksha at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 26, 2013 at 7:13 AM, Devi <asldevi at gmail.com> wrote:
> > None of the meetups, but attended most of Indian editions of PyCon. Gave
> > tutorial last year at PyCon India.
> Nice to meet you (virtually) Devi.
> > What do you mean by outreach activities?
> The PSF has various committees and one of those is the outreach and
> education committee, which funds activities like sprints and
> workshops. The Pandas workshop I organised last year was funded by the
> Sprints committee as was Asheesh's (who helped me a lot) travel.
> They have a specific application format and if Pyladies-BLR would like
> to host sprints, workshops, bug-squashing sessions, documentation,
> etc... for core Python libs, I would love to help you draft an
> application for the local event.
>  http://www.python.org/psf/committees/
>  http://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/outreach-and-education
> > AFAIK, there're very few active women on this list.
> > @Annapoornima
> > Being an active user of Python, I'm curious to know what are the goals of
> > PyLadies chapter.
> Although this is not addressed to me, I'll take the liberty of
> answering it. From, http://www.pyladies.com/,
> We are an international mentorship group with a focus on helping more
> women become active participants and leaders in the Python open-source
> community. Our mission is to promote, educate and advance a diverse
> Python community through outreach, education, conferences, events and
> social gatherings.
> PyLadies also aims to provide a friendly support network for women and
> a bridge to the larger Python world. Anyone with an interest in Python
> is encouraged to participate!
> There is an irc channel #pyladies on freenode, which averages between
> 60-70 people on any given day. Besides, Pyladies is pretty active in
> providing FA to women who wish to attend/speak at Pycon. From this
> year on, speakers can apply for FA directly on the pycon website.
> Also, this year, they have started workshops on helping women submit
> more proposals:
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