[Baypiggies] ADMIN: Job postings ... and meeting organizer
marilyn at deliberate.com
Sat Dec 2 02:19:57 CET 2006
----- On Friday, December 1, 2006 DennisR at dair.com wrote:
> At 09:58 AM 11/29/2006, Guido van Rossum wrote:
>>Sorry, but we hate recruiters here. We have very good reasons.
> I'm sorry too.
I'm sorry that this list isn't a sweeter place. One of the big attractions of Python, for a teacher, is that it lowers the bar a big notch on what it takes to be a programmer.
Accordingly, I wish the power-that-is was kinder, less intimidating and expected that non-programmers, first-time programmers, and students were around, not just gurus.
And I wish that the role of power-that-is, i.e. the list adminstrator, was a role that had some mechanism for change. I remember that JJ volunteered to take the role and that no mechanism appeared for transferring it.
But, my wishes are powerless.
> The world looks very much differently to me, now having reached 63 years
> old and being unemployed.
> I have contemplated doing this for a while now and seeing this divergence
> between what I need and the norm here seals my timing: I am resigning from
> arranging future Baypiggies meetings.
> The December meeting is uncertain at this point as 3 out of 4 purported
> speakers have not responded to off list requests and the 4th has responded
> but cannot commit to attending. Marilyn Davis is responsible for the fate
> of the December meeting.
Oh dear. Because only 1 of the purported speakers has given me a blurb for his talk, and because nagging is too boring for me to do, and because December is a hard month to arrange or attend anything, I think it's a good idea to skip it. In fact, it would help me a lot to skip it because there is party that night that I would like to attend.
Does anyone object?
> The January meeting is pretty much setup with a reprised Plone talk with
> emphasis on BayPiggies site.
> The first meeting needing to be set up is Feb. 2007.
> I am open to someone stepping in immediately but no later than necessary to
> arrange our Feb. 2007 meeting.
Dennis asked me privately to take his place but I cannot.
Thank you Dennis, for all you have done. Working with you has been a great pleasure and it's a part of why I have volunteered the little bit that I have.
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