[Chicago] Python-heavy job opening

Jim Campbell jwcampbell at gmail.com
Tue Nov 27 23:51:40 CET 2012

With regards to item #3, yes, David Eads of the Tribune (and of Free Geek)
organizes these. Lately people have been working on Django and Flask
projects. David has been helpful to people at all levels, but I'm sure more
people there to hack and / or tutor would be appreciated.

Also, note that these hack nights are scheduled from 6-8pm on Wednesdays,
and they typically stick pretty close to that schedule. The two hour limit
can be a plus or a minus, depending on your perspective. I think the time
limit helps to keep people focused, though, and it also helps to make sure
you get home at a decent hour.

I've been to the past few hack nights there, but have conflicting plans
this Wednesday, and won't be there this week.


On Tue, Nov 27, 2012 at 1:53 PM, sheila miguez <shekay at pobox.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Nov 27, 2012 at 12:58 PM, T Wilson <wilson.tamarrie at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > hey Sheila,
> >
> >    What happened to the amateur python class you was going to put
> together?
> I'm glad you asked.
> Here's my state of the union of something.
> 1. ChipyFans
> 2. Chicago Python Workshop
> 3. Hack nights
> 4. Questions!
> 1. ChipyFans
> First off, join the ChipyFans meetup group,
> <http://www.meetup.com/ChiPyFans/>. I'm going to post future workshops
> there and retire the meetup group I made. Other people will post
> things there too, not just me. Infact, things are already there.
> 2. Chicago Python Workshop
> We've had one so far, and are planning another in December. These both
> are workshops for improving diversity in the python community, a la
> Railsbridge, Boston Python Workshop, PyStar, etc. You can see the
> curriculum and organization from the wiki home,
> <https://openhatch.org/wiki/Chicago_Python_Workshop>.
> In the future I'd like to be able to organize some more general
> beginner workshops, and then also some intermediate ones.  But I have
> to pace them out because I can't manage more than one every couple of
> months. Maybe once I have more experience I can do them more
> frequently. Right now I'm still learning a lot.
> 3. Hack nights
> I want to make sure everyone knows about the non-workshop project
> nights that happen around the city.
> There are some non-workshop events I've been attending:
> I've been trying to make it to all of the ps:one python office hours,
> and started a wiki page for it,
> <http://wiki.pumpingstationone.org/Python_Office_Hours>, I'd like to
> have some pages up for starting points for people to follow based on
> what they are interested in. For example, if someone doesn't have a
> project, they could show up and follow a self-paced curriculum like
> the Chicago Python Workshop's, which is completely for beginning
> programming, or they could follow some other curricula, to be
> determined. Around 5 to 10 people typically show up for office hours.
> I actually expected a little more, maybe we should send out more
> announcements? suggestions? Maybe it's just that people don't get to
> that part of the city if they don't live around there?
> I found out about OpenHack Wednesdays at FreeGeek
> <http://freegeekchicago.org/calendar>, and I'm going to try to make
> those at least once a month. I haven't been to one yet, but I heard
> someone there teaches python, and has been teaching flask.
> 4. Questions
> Why don't more of you show up at ps:one for python office hours?
> Sometimes I see people ask questions on the mailing list, but they
> don't show up to the office hours. When I started going to the office
> hours, I expected more people to be there due to all the questions on
> the mailing list. Is it because you didn't know about them? because of
> the location? the time?
> What kinds of topics would people like to have in a workshop? I would
> like some pandas stuff.
> Do we ever want a project night for a chipy meeting, or should chipy
> meetings always be talks? The Boston group has project nights.
> --
> sheila
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