[Edu-sig] PSF Brochure - call for submissions

Vern Ceder vceder at gmail.com
Mon Mar 14 03:55:40 CET 2011

On Sun, Mar 13, 2011 at 10:42 PM, Edward Cherlin <echerlin at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 12, 2011 at 21:36, Vern Ceder <vceder at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi everyone,
>> In chatting with Charlie Clark and others today, it came up that we
>> aren't doing as much as we might to promote the successes of Python in
>> education.
> Do you have the OLPC XO Sugar software on your list? Almost all of it
> except Etoys (Smalltalk) and SimCity is in Python. Pippy is a limited
> Python IDE for children, and Turtle Art lets users call Python in any
> amount from a single function call to an application, providing an
> even easier starting point for students. I can provide endless detail.
> ^_^

Well, it's not my list - I'm just publicizing the call for content as
a favor. Please pass along any suggestions to those concerned. But I
would *assume* that Sugar might be a candidate...


>> So I agreed to pass along to this list the call for content
>> for the PSF brochure. Please feel free to write up your successes with
>> Python and submit them. They will be considered for inclusion in the
>> brochure as mentioned in the call for submissions below.
>> Cheers,
>> Vern
>> Call for submissions for promotional brochure
>> A new PSF project aims to create professional quality promotional
>> material about Python. The first goal is to create a brochure to
>> showcase the many ways Python is used. It will include use cases to
>> highlight the ways the language allows users to accomplish their tasks
>> both in educational and in professional settings.
>> Project team members Marc-André Lemburg, Jan Ulrich Hasecke, and Armin
>> Stross-Radschinski created this Plone marketing brochure for the
>> German Zope User Group. It is the inspiration for this new project.
>> Community feedback and awareness is vitally important for the success
>> of this initiative, mainly to gather information to be used in the
>> brochure. We are especially looking for interesting projects that can
>> be discussed as use-cases.
>> If you have any suggestions for information to include in the
>> brochure, please contact Marc-André Lemburg or send an email to
>> brochure AT getpython DOT info.
>> UPDATE: more information about the brochure, including a newsletter,
>> can be found here - http://brochure.getpython.info/
>> --
>> Vern Ceder
>> vceder at gmail.com, vceder at dogsinmotion.com
>> The Quick Python Book, 2nd Ed - http://bit.ly/bRsWDW
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Vern Ceder
vceder at gmail.com, vceder at dogsinmotion.com
The Quick Python Book, 2nd Ed - http://bit.ly/bRsWDW

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