[Chicago] greetings from Oregon (Pycon promo)

Kumar McMillan kumar.mcmillan at gmail.com
Mon Jan 26 20:12:07 CET 2009

Hi Kirby.

Thanks for the intro.  Keep an eye on the list; we'll probably try to
organize some kind of ad-hoc meeting during PyCon for out-of-towners
to attend.  If nothing else, there is always beer to drink.  Who will
drink the beer?  ChiPy will step up to the challenge.


On Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 11:12 AM, kirby urner <kirby.urner at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> R0ml).
> 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.
> Kirby
> ** Part 1, video track by 4D Studios with special thanks to sociality.tv:
> http://showmedo.com/videos/video?name=1010050&fromSeriesID=101
> 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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