[Baypiggies] programmer productivity talk

Alex Martelli aleax at google.com
Wed Dec 13 19:44:07 CET 2006

On 12/13/06, Shannon -jj Behrens <jjinux at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hey guys,
> If everyone doesn't already have their hearts set on a simple meet and
> greet, I'd like to offer to give a talk on Programmer Productivity
> tomorrow.  I started working on an article last week, and I realized
> that I easily have enough objectionable material to keep a room full
> of rowdy Python programmers entertained for an hour.
> In order to avoid unfairly hijacking the meeting for my own nefarious
> purposes, I'd like to propose a quick vote.  Anyone who is interested
> in the talk, please respond with +1.  Anyone who thinks I'm a moron,
> please respond with -1.  I've instructed my boss Todd that he's not
> eligible to vote -1.  If I get 3 votes in either direction, that'll be
> good enough to make the decision.  No votes means no talk.

A resounding +1 , assuming the talk is highly interactive and with
plenty of opportunity for debate -- I find the subject to be endlessly
fascinating, but I predict many of us will have a lot to say for or
against many of your observations:-)


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