[Baypiggies] Thoughts on the commercial talks at BayPiggies meetings?
shortdudey123 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 23 17:03:25 EDT 2016
On Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 1:40 PM, William Deegan <bdbaddog at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 10:08 AM, jim <jim at well.com> wrote:
>> 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.
>> - Jeff
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