[Baypiggies] PyCon in SF

Glen Jarvis glen at glenjarvis.com
Sun Feb 28 05:12:40 CET 2010


Okay, that account has been disabled (since it went to everyone). Alec, are
you volunteering? If so, I'll make a different account.. and, err.. I'll try
to respond off list :)

Sorry for the mistake.



On Sat, Feb 27, 2010 at 7:41 PM, Glen Jarvis <glen at glenjarvis.com> wrote:

> 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:
> http://us.pycon.org/2010/openspace/
> 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
> little.
> 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
> okay.
> 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:
> http://pycon.glenjarvis.com/admin/
> 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
> easier.
> 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…
> Cheers,
> Glen
> 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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