[Chicago] greetings from Oregon (Pycon promo)

kirby urner kirby.urner at gmail.com
Mon Jan 26 18:12:55 CET 2009

Greetings Chicago UG, signing in as a lurker, though might be lured
into chit chat.

I'm active with Portland's PPUG (formerly PORPIG) and have designs to
present at Pycon in March in the city of my birth (mom & dad at
University of).

My 'Python for Teachers' is about what we're doing in Portland to make
computer languages more prevalent within K-16, not just as a topic for
computer science but for the liberal arts more generally (more like

My co-teacher is Steve Holden of PSF notoriety, plus I might have
Patrick Barton of Synovate.com as a TA (he was there last year, when I
delivered Part 1 **).

Anyway, just wanted to drop in virtually and say hi, maybe I'll be
lucky enough to meet some of you in person in a few weeks.


** Part 1, video track by 4D Studios with special thanks to sociality.tv:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbeHdg8mtdc (also on YouTube)

** Part 2, slides I'm working on for March promoting Oregon wine &
cheese etc., along with great Python:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/17157315@N00/sets/72157612943105800/  (go by train)
(there's also a more traditional OpenOffice presentation -- I have 3
hrs remember)

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