[Baypiggies] Thoughts on the commercial talks at BayPiggies meetings?

William Deegan bdbaddog at gmail.com
Wed Mar 23 16:40:04 EDT 2016


On Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 10:08 AM, jim <jim at well.com> wrote:

> +1
> On 03/23/2016 04:32 PM, Jeff Fischer wrote:
> Thanks to everyone for your feedback on your interest in commercial talks.
> I appreciate your insightful comments! Here is my attempt to summarize the
> feedback:
> *Commercial Talks at BayPiggies*
> Since Python is part of a larger Open Source ecosystem, many talks focus
> on how to use various Python-based open source libraries to achieve
> something useful. We are also interested in how people are using Python,
> even in closed source environments, if they are in an interesting problem
> space, solving some unique challenges, or in other ways providing helpful
> technical content relevant beyond a specific product. Talks about using
> Python APIs to major commercial web services are also welcome, particularly
> if individual developers can easily experiment with the services and some
> technical insight into the APIs/services is provided.
> People are coming to these meetings on their personal time and are looking
> for help in their day-to-day jobs, career growth, or personal enrichment.
> As such, purely commercial talks given by someone in sales or product
> management are generally not appropriate for BayPiggies. For grey areas, we
> will raise the talk subject on the BayPiggies mailing list to gauge the
> level of interest.
> Let me know if you have any suggested edits. If this works for everyone, I
> will use this as a guideline when interacting with potential speakers.
> There's a specific talk I have in mind - I can show this to the proposed
> speakers and ask them how they will fit in with our guidelines.
> Thanks!
>  - Jeff
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