[PyBel] ASBL/VZW creation?

Didrik Pinte dpinte at enthought.com
Wed Aug 17 05:08:19 EDT 2016

Hi Stefan

On 11 August 2016 at 22:54, Stephane Wirtel <stephane at wirtel.be> wrote:

> Hi Didrik,
> On 08/11, Didrik Pinte wrote:
>> Hi Wouter,
>> On 11 August 2016 at 19:06, Gmail - Wouter <wouter.vanden.hove at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> Hello
>>> Given the dormant nature of the Python-belgium mailinglists (on average
>>> the past 5 years),
>>> this discussion "Let's organize EuroPython" is always surprising to see.
>> I don't have the feeling anyone is pushing for organizing EuroPython in
>> this thread or on the mailing list. This thread is about getting a basic
>> structure in place that would allow us to start doing something. My
>> personal main interest is/was giving a little bit of money to a legal
>> entity related to python BE. Others mentioned conferences but without any
>> specific details.
> In fact, in this mailing list, we have some people interested by the
> organisation of a pycon.be, myself, for example ;-)
> but I can organise an event alone, but I don't want to do it, because we
> are a community and I am looking for some members, I just want to see: "ok,
> Stephane, I am going to be with you for PyCon.be"
>> Given that the resources are nearly non-existant for a huge task like
>> this,
>>> given the very limited number of Belgian attendees to past
>>> EuroPython-conferences,
>>> who really thinks this a good idea?
>>> Aren't we trying to run a marathon before learning to walk?
>> I have no specific opinions on this. I'm mostly working abroad but excited
>> and happy every time I see some movements on the Python BE front. I won't
>> be able to commit serious time to such kind of organization but will
>> provide financial support if needed.
> In fact, time, financial support and beer support ;-)
> But sincerely, I need your help. In the near future, I am going to propose
> a volunteer survey for pycon.be and several Python meetups in Belgium.
> Brussels, Namen/Namur, Luik/Liege, Antwerpen/Anvers, Charleroi,
> Mons/Bergem, etc...
> For example, Didrik, excepted the financial support (thank you for the
> financial support, it's really important), how can you help us ? For
> example, 1 or 2 hours per weeks/months ?

I can help in various ways. I can definitely spend some time supporting the
organization of the conference. I've been mainly involved in organizing
EuroScipy in the past years. The hardest part for me is planning as I am
abroad quite a lot. One thing is sure, if something is organized, I'll be

-- Didrik
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