[CentralOH] [clepy] PyOhio
david.noyes at gmail.com
Wed Mar 19 16:25:36 CET 2008
I'm liking how this one is shakin' out. This could be rather cool. Columbus
is definitely doable. Not too far of a drive.
On Wed, Mar 19, 2008 at 10:57 AM, Catherine Devlin <
catherine.devlin at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello, Pythonistas!
> Ohio had a good, strong representation at PyCon this year. One thing we
> agreed on is that The Time Has Come for PyOhio (or perhaps OhPyO, let's
> figure that out). Imagine a daylong miniconference bringing people from
> across the state and beyond. Let's do it!
> Pardon me for splicing you into our conversation like this, but here are
> some of the thoughts we've been kicking around so far.
> On Wed, Mar 19, 2008 at 10:24 AM, David Stanek <dstanek at dstanek.com>
> > On Wed, Mar 19, 2008 at 9:56 AM, Catherine Devlin <
> > catherine.devlin at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Suggestions I want to throw out for discussion -
> > >
> > > Name: PyOhio? I like that. Somebody (Kartic?) suggested OhPyO. As
> > > soon as we've got the name we should carve out space on
> > > wiki.python.org and ask about getting our own serious web space where
> > > we can run an instance of the PyCon software; I think the PSF will give us
> > > that.
> > I can host it if we don't have anywhere else. Once we get a name I can
> > register it and have a wiki up there in just a few minutes.
> > Where: Columbus? It's much more likely to bring people from Cincinnati,
> > > Athens, Dayton, etc. than Cleveland is. OTOH if Cleveland people can find a
> > > good location first, maybe that'll be the decider. I'm planning to ping OSU
> > > for space.
> > Yep I agree. What do you think the cost would be?
> I'm hoping to do this on a no-cost basis, with donated space and
> bring-your-own-brownbag lunch. Of course, if some lovely sponsor wants to
> spring for lunch, I won't complain.
> So, who's interested in the glory and honor of hosting the very first
> PyCon, in exchange for, um, glory and honor? Pete, would the Ohio
> Supercomputing Center be interested in hosting us? How about our people out
> at OSU? I can ping the OSU Open Source club, too. Maybe even the public
> library. Other thoughts?
> When: Midsummer? That gives us a good distance from PyCon (March),
> > > Penguicon (April), Ohio LinuxFest (September), and CodeMash (January). It
> > > also gives us the best chance of securing space at a university, and I think
> > > we can whip it together by then. Only problem is some peoples' vacations
> > > may interfere.
> > That sounds good, but my be short notice. If we don't think we can pull
> > it together by then we can have it as an extension to LinuxFest (suggested
> > by a NOOSS guy).
> That's certainly a possibility, although will OLF need to reserve
> convention center space for extra time to accomodate us? Will that cost
> them, will they want $ from us for that? Anybody here involved in OLF
> What do people think of freestanding vs. attached to OLF?
> > How many people should we plan for? 50? 100?
> > I think 100. Once we get a website up and running we can send emails to
> > other Ohio-based groups and the the python-list.
> > > BarCamp: I think we should have some conventional talks scheduled in
> > > advance, too, b/c
> > > 1. Many people might not come to something that seems experimental or
> > > unfamiliar to them
> > > 2. Future PyCon & CodeMash speakers can get practice
> > > 3. Specific topics on schedule could lure attendees.
> > > 4. Experts might travel further to join us if they have a formal
> > > speaking slot
> > >
> > > However, if we can combine those with a BarCamp, I think that'd be
> > > fantastic. Maybe a few traditional talks for the morning, followed by
> > > BarCamp through the afternoon and into the night?
> > I think that can work rather well.
> > > We should move this conversation to clepy at googlegroups.com and
> > > centralOH at python.org. In fact, we'll want a
> > > pyohio-organizers at python.org and pyohio at python.org (for attendees)
> > > eventually, too.
> > Good point. Who do we talk to got those email addresses?
> I'll do that, as soon as we've got a name - I got centralOH at python.orgthat way.
> Thanks, everyone!
> - Catherine
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