[Baypiggies] PyCon in SF

Glen Jarvis glen at glenjarvis.com
Sun Feb 28 04:41:43 CET 2010

Thank you for volunteering to help with organizing a sort of 'after pycon
braindump.' [Actually, this is a form letter and I'm not certain you did
volunteer. You have a great suggestion on picking a tool to pick a date
ahead of time.] There are so many people in this area that are interested, I
think we can get the same type of energy.

I envision this to be a place for both openspaces (aka unconferences) and
for reviewing our favorite videos. If you will, take a quick moment to see
what the open space is about:

I want to get the creative juices flowing, but it also helps to have a
little infrastructure. Since it's only been one day, the emphasis will be on

I have created a page of all of the videos that I have found. One can also
vote anonymously on the talks you prefer on this page. There's no security,
so someone could vote a million times. But, for this level, I think that's

That website is http://pycon.glenjarvis.com/  You will see that:

* I chose a boring name (pycon and also pycon_dump in places in code). I
need help finding a good name to use in all of these places,
* The links on the page (except for "I like") aren't yet activated
* I hadn't made any account login pages yet
* More details will launch a new window under the subject area

This was knocked up quickly with Django and I will soon put this in a
repository so others can chip in, edit code, review code, etc.

Also, the data is in the Admin and I've created an account just for you.

Go to this URL:

Your username is: alecf
Your password is: )BtjV^5Y

You are currently super user -- you could wipe everything out -- or add a
million records. Again, for this stage creative juices are more important to
me than data security. There's nothing of consequence (except my hard work
to scrape this data) that is in this database. Passwords are encrypted, but
others organizing will also have super user access. So, don't pick a
password that would compromise you anywhere -- just in case.

And, finally, it is *MUCH* easier for me to use Google Wave than it is to
manage so many email threads. I know some people have concerns about having
a Google Account. For those people I will manually cut and paste messages to
them. I really hope we can use Google Wave -- it will make my life so much

My Google Wave account is glen.r.jarvis and I've created a wave with title
"Organizing a PostPyCon Meetup."

Feel free to poke around as we start building this from the very very basics
to something awesome…



On Fri, Feb 26, 2010 at 8:51 AM, Alec Flett <alecf at flett.org> wrote:

> Might I suggest:
> http://whenisgood.net/
> for figuring out a day/time..
> Alec
> On Fri, Feb 26, 2010 at 7:47 AM, Glen Jarvis <glen at glenjarvis.com> wrote:
>> We are planning a PyCon in SF get-together where we will watch Pycon
>> Videos, have time for discussion, bring in some food and beverage, and
>> socialize.
>> My experience with planning a group SpamALot is that not everyone wants to
>> be involved in making the decisions for time, location, place, etc. However,
>> some people do. We are building a planning team and we already have three
>> people on the 'committee.' If you wish to be involved in bringing a small
>> slice of the PyCon experience to those of us who didn't get to go, please
>> send me an email.
>> We hope to plan this quickly, and the Videos are already available. So,
>> please email me and let's all get together to make this happen!  :)
>> Cheers,
>> Glen
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