[BangPypers] Pyladies Bangalore
maniandram01 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 27 19:11:05 CEST 2013
On 27 August 2013 10:47, Devi <asldevi at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks for the detailed answers Svaksha and Annapoornima. I just joined
> pyladies-blr list.
> 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,
> 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.
> > a
> > > 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
> > > 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!
> > </quote>
> > 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:
> > svaksha ॥ स्वक्ष
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