[Edu-sig] Fwd: All PyCon Tutorials are "On"

kirby urner kirby.urner at gmail.com
Wed Mar 4 22:52:42 CET 2009

Looks like we're a go for 'Python for Teachers', even if it's an
intimate group, more like a planning meeting (strategy session),
moving on to Phase 2 (starting from Phase 0 of course)...

I did some outreach to classroom math teachers via the Chicago chipy,
got some interesting feedback.  Teachers seem curious, but most have
not heard of Python.

I think journalism is the gaping hole here.  There used to be sections
on science, other technical topics, but now it's all fluff about real
estate, the mortgage mess, various scandals.

You'd think The Oregonian would have run numerous backgrounders on
FOSS topics by now, but journalists reflect the culture at large in
being mostly clueless about these topics.

That wouldn't be such of a problem if our economy didn't depend on
using these power tools.


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Greg Lindstrom <gslindstrom at gmail.com>
Date: Wed, Mar 4, 2009 at 12:24 PM
Subject: All PyCon Tutorials are "On"
To: PyCon Tutorial List <pycon-tutorials at python.org>

I just received word from PyCon High Command that all tutorials will
be offered (even those with less than 10 attendees signed up).  Part
of this is because the larger classes help offset the cost of the
smaller ones, but mostly because we want to offer as much as possible
to our attendees.  Money is a bit tighter this year than in years
past, so this is a nice gesture from those in charge.

I know you all would feel cheated if I did not mention your class
notes.  Your pdfs are due to us on the 18th.  If there is anything we
can do to help you with your classes, please let us know.  If your
class does not lent itself to class notes, please let me know that,
too, so I will not have to write you on the 19th :-)


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