[Python Glasgow] Inaugural Python Glasgow E-mail

Dougal Matthews dougal85 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 20 10:32:54 CET 2012


After speaking briefly with Kevin Brolly in #python-glasgow on freenode we
would like to suggest meeting on the fourth Thursday of each month. We chose
this after looking at glasgow2[1] and the fourth week looks to be the most

The one downside that I can see is that its two days after Python Edinburgh,
however I don't think many people made the trip through anyway and this
fit in well if there are ever to be joint events.

Since the next 4th Thursday is close and then the next clashes with
we are looking to kick off the first meeting in January. This gives us
of time to arrange a venue and promote it to people.

However, before we start shouting the date around too quickly... If anybody
can think of an issue with the date it would be good to hear. We are also
looking for suggestions of venue - for both casual pub meets or somewhere
that can host talks.


[1]: http://glasgow2.com/

On 19 November 2012 11:08, Dougal Matthews <dougal85 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hey all,
> My name is Dougal and I'm a Pythonista that has recently moved to Glasgow.
> I
> have previously moved around a bit but lived in Edinburgh for a while and
> co-founded the successful Python group over there... but that train is
> just
> too damn slow to go all the time!
> I see a few people have found this list already which is great. I created
> it
> a few weeks ago in an attempt to start something but have not yet made much
> in the way of progress.
> Is anybody willing to help me try and start a Python group in Glasgow?
> Initially it would be a fairly informal afair and we'd probably arrange a
>  monthly pub meeting. After that, I think I would like to try and orgnainse
> talks or other Python related events.
> Initially however, I think we need to think about a couple of things;
> - Group promotion
> - When and where to organise the event.
> - A simple website (the very very basic Python Edinburgh one I made years
> ago
>   has been useful : http://www.pythonedinburgh.org )
> If you know any other people that would be interested in Python, please
> have
> them sign up to the list. The best way is just to send them to;
> http://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/glasgow
> If anybody wants to join me on IRC, I'm in the #python-glasgow channel on
> freenode. Using IRC really helped Python Edinburgh once we got a few
> people
> in there regularly.
> I'll try and follow up shortly with a proposal of dates and venues.
> However,
> if anybody wants to make suggestions that would be great. I don't know all
> that many good pubs yet in Glasgow so that would be particularly useful.
> I'm going to be at Refresh this week, so if you go to that - find me. I'll
> try and spread the word there too if there are any Python people around.
> I'll
> try to make it to TechMeetup this month too.
> Cheers,
> Dougal
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