[Chicago] Fwd: Python for your children?

David Beazley dave at dabeaz.com
Wed Apr 2 02:14:39 CEST 2014


I received the following email which seems intriguing.   Please respond or pass along if you think you can help.

Cheers,
Dave

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Keith Curtis <keithcu at gmail.com>
> Date: April 1, 2014 6:41:02 PM CDT
> To: David Beazley <dave at dabeaz.com>
> Subject: Re: Python for your children?
> 
> I'm working with greenskycreative.com in Detroit to finish a movie
> about software and the power of community. Here is a 4.5 min teaser
> trailer that gives more background:
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1evxMedow4
> 
> It will have 10-15 minutes in the movie talking about Python, and why
> it is a language that everyone can learn. We have a number of
> interviews already but we'd still like to video a child programmer who
> can explain some of this in a simpler way and to make it seem less
> intimidating.
> 
> We are trying to find someone 8-12 who has some experience in Python,
> and ideally we'd like to talk to a parent as well, who can talk about
> the benefits they notice in their kid from learning to program.
> 
> We have asked around Detroit area Python mailing lists and not found
> anyone. Perhaps there is someone in Chicago? Any leads would be
> appreciated!
> 
> -Keith

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