[Chicago] Official PSF Sponsored Python Sprint at Flourish 2011! - April 1st - 3rd

eviljoel eviljoel at linux.com
Sat Mar 26 05:06:17 CET 2011

Hello All,

I wanted to let all of you know that Flourish's application for an
official Python Sprint has been approved by the Python Software
Foundation (PSF)!  Flourish is even mentioned on their website
(http://pythonsprints.com/).  If you are interested in contributing to
core python or one of its popular frameworks, please attend the
Flourish 2011 Python Sprint.  More information about the Python Sprint
is located here:  http://www.flourishconf.com/2011/pythonsprint

While we are still looking for a Sprint Coach to help us on the first
two days of the sprint, I don't think we necessarily need an official
coach to be productive.  I am working hard with Brian Curtin (our
coach on Sunday) to make sure that everyone who shows up to code on
Friday and Saturday has something concrete to work on.  I'll be
sitting down with him on Sunday and he is going to show me everything
(well, maybe not everything) a new developer needs to get started.
That being said, if you are interested in helping us run the sprint as
a Sprint Coach, please contact me directly.

Our Flourish team has already spammed this list with information about
Flourish, but in case you have been living under a rock, Flourish is a
FREE conference intended to promote Open Source Software and Open
Culture.  The conference will take place on April 1st through 3rd at
the University of Illinois at Chicago.  More information is available
at http://www.flourishconf.com/.

Thank you,
Joel Luellwitz

On Tue, Mar 15, 2011 at 10:57 PM, eviljoel <eviljoel at linux.com> wrote:
> Hello All,
> I see my friend Aisha announced to you yesterday that Flourish
> registration is open, so I'll spare you the details about our
> conference.  If you need details about the conference in general,
> please refer to http://www.flourishconf.com/.
> I've been in contact with Brian Curtin and a couple others about
> setting up an official PSF sponsored Python Sprint at Flourish 2011.
> More on Python Sprints can be found at http://pythonsprints.com/.
> Unfortunately, Brain can only be a Sprint Coach on Sunday.  We
> currently do not have a Sprint Coach locked down for Friday night and
> Saturday.  If being a Sprint Coach at Flourish is something that
> interests you, please reply and let me know.
> What exactly we'll be coding at the Python Sprint is still to be
> determined.  I am waiting to see what our second Sprint Coach is
> interested in working on before committing to a specific type of
> project.  However, the Python Sprints website has the following
> suggestions:
> - Python Core work, e.g, bug triage, documentation
> - Porting libraries/applications to Python 3
> - PyPI and packaging related improvements
> - Contribution to Python VMs, e.g., PyPy, IronPython
> - Contribution to other Python projects, e.g., Django, PIL, pywin32 and so on...
> If you are interested in contributing during the Python Sprint itself
> but are not up for being a Sprint Coach, please send me an e-mail
> (joel at flourishconf.com) and I'll keep you informed about this event as
> details are established.
> Oh, and please excuse me if word about this proposed sprint already
> got out to you via this list.  I checked the archives before sending
> this e-mail, but I still might have missed it.
> One last request.  I notice you have a meeting this Thursday in the
> north suburbs.  I would greatly appreciate it if someone could
> announce Flourish and our search for a Sprint Coach at this meeting.
> I would attend it myself but it seems impossible to get up there via
> public transportation.
> Thank you,
> Joel Luellwitz

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