[Baypiggies] (AGENDA) May 11 Talk

Stephen McInerney spmcinerney at hotmail.com
Mon Apr 24 04:26:46 CEST 2006

    Date                     Thur, May 11, 2006
    Location                 Google (contact: Neil)
    Working Topic Title      CTypes/ Survey Results
    Topic Organizer          Dennis; Stephen
    Topic URL(s)             http://www.spamai.com/present/
    Mapping/Random Access    Dennis
    Refreshments             Donna
    Dinner                   Brian
    Posting (site+c.l.p..)   Aahz

Here's my abstract for May 11. Note that Dennis agreed to change the order 
to go first and I will go second. Then at 8:40 Dennis will moderate 
Mapping/Random Access.
- We have a packed schedule so let's please get out of the Google lobby by 
7:15 latest for 7:30 prompt start.
- I have no URL and no website. I will make the presentation available to go 
up on the site within a day or so after.

Location: Google
Date: May 11

7:30 - 7:50
Topic: CTypes Usage Examples: Direct Windows API (permanent presentations
web page: http://www.spamai.com/present/  ...  the Ctypes material is not
yet posted but this is where it will appear when it is)
Speaker: Dennis Reinhardt DAIR Computer Systems (speaker web page
Level: advanced/specialist
About: CTypes is an add-on package to be integrated into Python 2.5
release.  CTypes provides a light-weight mapping from Python directly to
system DLLs, illustrated in this talk by the Windows API.  Difficulties
encountered in implementation will be mentioned.

7:50 - 8:40
Topic: 2006 BayPIGgies Member Survey Results
Presenter: Stephen McInerney
Level: all
About: 2006 Member Survey
- data and analysis on: member background, geographical preferences,
- what are the meeting topics of most interest, preferred meeting formats
- attracting speakers for specific topics. calendaring.
- mailing-list, website and meeting logistics
- identifying areas where volunteers are needed
- identifying what is the top-n list of issues facing the group
(Note: absolutely *not* solving those issues, just identifying a list of 
what they are)
- conclusions, trends, action items
7:50 Prize Draw with Anna Ravenscroft,
7:53-8:25 Slide Presentation, 8:25-8:40 Interactive Q&A
(We must break at 8:40 sharp but can continue discussion afterwards.)

8:40 - 9:00
Event: Mapping/Random Access
Moderator: Dennis Reinhardt
Level: open to and accessible by all
About: This allows establishment of and follow up on mutual
interest(s).  Mapping is a rapid-fire audience announcement of topics the
announcer is interested in.  Random Access follows immediately to allow
everyone to follow up individually on topics announced in which they also
have an interest.  This is modeled on the format of the legendary Homebrew
Computer Club.

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