[Chicago] Chicago python chipy nomination request

sheila miguez shekay at pobox.com
Fri Feb 10 14:46:02 CET 2012

Here's my yadda yadda explanation and please forward around. Or write
your own because you might want to give a more serious or professional
impression than I do.

Quick apology:

I realize this sucks, since it is already the last minute. I'll make
sure chipy does better for next pycon. Or the next something else.
(tell me what you think).

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Quick version:

Last night was the February chipy meeting, and we worked out that
chipy can afford to give $300 and a registration to three people.
We'll accept nominations for this until Tuesday, and decide on the
candidates Wednesday. Please feel free to pass along this email post
to anyone who wants to be put in to consideration, or anyone who would
have ideas for people to put forward for consideration.

About pycon! http://us.pycon.org/2012/about/
More about pycon! http://us.pycon.org/2012/schedule/

Blahblahblah lengthy slow version:

Pycon has novice, intermediary, and expert talks, but one of the best
things about pycon is the free style tracks. There's the hallway track
where people walk around in the hallways talking about interesting
things. There are lightning talks, where attendees can sign up to talk
for 5 minutes (this is my favorite part). There are also open spaces.
Anyone can decide to call an open space on any topic that interests
them. You can see some examples here, but don't let the wiki constrain
you because people can declare open spaces at the event, on index
cards, whiteboards, fliers, who knows. Me? I started the Open Science
BOF page. I hope there are people there interested in that, but if
not, I'm going to go to one of the other ones.


Do you think you are not experienced enough or good enough to go? I am
absolutely dorky. I am also not a real python developer. If someone as
goofy and inexperienced as me is going to pycon, anyone can go! There
are even more goofy and experienced people than me who are going.
Don't let that stop you. Also, there are goofy and highly experienced
people going which is also excellent because you'll meet them! Not
everyone is dorky and goofy, but I like them too. Some of them will be
there and giving talks and declaring open spaces.

On Thu, Feb 9, 2012 at 11:39 AM, sheila miguez <shekay at pobox.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'd like to know if any of you in Chicago involved in the python
> community would like to nominate someone for chipy to send to pycon.
> Sorry for the extremely late notice. I only thought of this yesterday.
> After seeing someone's (local to the area) dad email the
> python-organizers list to ask if his son could be on the pycon waiting
> list (there is no waiting list), it occurred to me that chipy could
> look in to a sponsorship.
> Well, that idea worked, and we have 3 possible slots open. I am
> inclined to offer a slot to the student, and I am also inclined to
> offer slots to some of the guys who have been working on chipy.org. I
> would also like more nominations, please please please before
> tonight's meeting. I'm not certain how long we should wait, given how
> close we are to pycon. People will be very inconvenienced if we don't
> offer them a slot until the last minute.
> I realize this kind of sucks, since it is already the last minute, and
> I'll make sure chipy does better for next pycon.
> --
> sheila



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