[Baypiggies] Thoughts on the commercial talks at BayPiggies meetings?
stripes at tigerlair.com
Thu Mar 17 14:40:58 EDT 2016
While I haven't made it to a BayPiggies meeting yet (this whole work
thing), I would not want to go to a commercial API presso. My personal
interest in Python is for home and some lab use, so I have zero interest
in commercial APIs.
That said, are you getting a lot of them? Or is this just a one-off?
On Thu, Mar 17, 2016 at 11:36:32AM -0700, Jeff Fischer wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> Ã As you may know, I have been helping Glen with hosting the BayPiggies
> talks this year. In planning the speakers for the rest of the year, we
> ran into some questions about what kinds of talks people want to see.
> Ã Since Python is part of a larger Open Source ecosystem, most talks
> focus on how to use various Python-based open source libraries to
> achieve something useful. For example, Dan's talk last month
> incorporated NumPy, Pandas, and Scikit-learn. Other talks may be about
> commercial products built around an Open Source offering (e.g. a past
> talk on AnsibleÃ andÃ an upcoming talk onÃ RockStor).
> So, what about purely commercial offerings? If you have to pay to use
> an API, are you still interested? What about APIs to pay-to-use web
> services (say, the Boto API to Amazon's Web Services)? Should we focus
> on Open Source or cast our net wider? Where should we draw the line?
> Does it depend on the specific topic or speaker? Whether the API is
> available to individuals or just corporations?
> Personally, I am somewhat conflicted: I think we should welcome all
> kinds of speakers, but I would not want to see us degenerate into
> another meetup that is just pitches from Product Managers.
> Your thoughts on this are much appreciated! I am writing this with a
> specific situation in mind, but I would like to establish some more
> general guidelines.
> 1. https://www.ansible.com/
> 2. http://rockstor.com/
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