[Chicago] Next meeting...So far

Brian Ray bray at sent.com
Sat Nov 1 17:27:01 CET 2008

Since nobody said they will organize for me, I guess I can do it  
again. I was just trying to pass the torch around a bit.

Let's brain storm a bit:

	* I have a projector
         * Lets aim for a nice venue in the loop, this time (any  
offers, suggestions)
         * Sounds like Pete Fein, stepped up to help or present
         * Rosemont is evil
         * David Durham may have something to present on (may not)
         * There has been some talk about "integerated wiki + forums"
         * There has been talk about CMS like Drupal, equivalents
         * Steve Githens can talk about PyLucid

Notes on the last two meetings: they were both successful but very  
different in content between each other.  The earlier of the two had  
lots of code on the screen samples. I love this.  The later one used  
lots of higher level theoretical / social talks.  Ideally, it would be  
nice to see presenters keep both ends of the spectrum in mind.  Its ok  
to show some Python code (well, unless its bad, but that still might  
be interesting).  Likewise, putting the code int o context is  
important.  Put code in context, show context in code. Make sense?

I still liked it when we did a module of a month. We need to get back  
to basics and welcome newcomers.  Do not fear presenting on something  
really simple. Just keep things lively.  Ever thing about giving a  
presentation on one particular language feature?

Your thoughts,

Brian Ray

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