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

Brian Herman brianherman at gmail.com
Sat Mar 26 06:47:09 CET 2011

Sounds good I hear they give out free t-shirts and food!

Brian Herman

brianherman at acm.org

On Fri, Mar 25, 2011 at 11:06 PM, eviljoel <eviljoel at linux.com> wrote:

> 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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