[Chicago] February python project night! safe the date and sign up to help

Nick Bennett nick at goggl.es
Fri Jan 31 23:30:48 CET 2014

Sheila, thanks so much for getting this started!

I've wanted something like this, a hacking time just for Python, but I
haven't gotten the gumption to get out to Pumping Station One for the
Python Office Hours you hold. I want to help, I'd be delighted to be a
greeter and to be roaming assistance for anyone who's not sure how to get
started. I could also use some help myself on a few projects but I'd be
quite satisfied to spend several hours turning on lightbulbs in other
people's heads in solving problems using Python.

I would also be happy to stick around afterwards to clean up, or show up
early to set up, and also to help with everything in between. I would like
to be involved in organizing events so I can learn how to start them myself
in the future.


Nick Bennett
nick at goggl.es

On Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 12:04 PM, sheila miguez <shekay at pobox.com> wrote:

> Heads up all!
> Aeva and I have been talking with Asheesh and a few others about a python
> project night in February. If you recall, Asheesh mailed chipy proposing
> that we do this monthly.
> I've set up meetup with no schedule or location right now, but we have
> tentative plans to hold this on Feb. 27. When we lock this down, I'll edit
> the meetup and post to the list.
> Right now I am talking to graphite developers so that we have a project
> table for graphite, and other than that we are open for ideas. People
> aren't required to work on someone else's project. This is also a time
> where people can gather together to work on their own projects as well.
> I'd like to recruit some people
> * To post comments to the meetup letting everyone know what you are
> interested in working on and what you need help with. If we know in advance
> we can try to find some resources for you on the topics.
> * To be a greeter and help with the beginning python table.
> * To be a greeter and help with the beginning web developer table.
> * To prepare their open source project for participation in this project
> night and future ones -- this means I'd like you to take a look at
> http://opensource-events.com/ for best practices and you can ask for
> volunteers to help you prepare for future sprints and project nights. If
> you are already prepared, this is awesome! Show up and recruit new
> contributors.
> http://www.meetup.com/ChiPyFans/events/163257702/
> Here's the current meetup description so that you don't need to click that
> link.
> Announcement:
> Come work on Python projects, get programming help, help others, and hang
> out.
> Bring your own project or work on one of the suggested projects below.
> Everyone is welcome, all skill levels are encouraged.
> Friendly people will be here to help beginning Python programmers with
> language basics and practice.
> Audience: Everyone! All Python experience levels are welcome, and
> everything is self-paced.
> When: 6:30pm - 9:30pm
> Where: ???
> Food: Pizza will be provided by ???
> Things to bring: a wireless-enabled laptop and power cord.
> Need some project ideas? How about:
> Learning Python
> * The official Python tutorial
> http://docs.python.org/2/tutorial/introduction.html
> * How to Think Like a Computer Scientist: Learning with Python
> http://openbookproject.net/thinkcs/python/english2e/
> * An introduction to Python through writing games
> http://inventwithpython.com/chapters/
> * Learn Python the Hard Way http://learnpythonthehardway.org/
> Projects
> * If you contribute to an open source project that uses Python and want to
> help new contributors, let us know in a comment!
> * Want to learn a Python web framework? Check out the Django tutorial.
> https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/dev/intro/tutorial01/
> Questions?
> If you are interested in working on a specific topic, please leave a
> comment to let us know. Maybe we can find someone in advance who knows the
> topic!
> --
> sheila
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