[group-organizers] Mis Tribus Looking to Partner with Python Foundation for the ISOC Community Grant Program

Kevin Shockey shockeyk at gmail.com
Mon Aug 27 14:24:56 CEST 2012

Dear Python Foundation:

For documentation purposes, The Internet Society would like you to confirm
your support as identified on the
Foundation Wikipage.  As I understand, the support offered is:

> *(*) Starting and Running a User Group
> Information on starting a user group is available at
> StartingYourUsersGroup.
> The Group-organizers mailing list supports people starting and running
> user groups.
> Also, please consider posting news from your user group on the Python User
> Group Blog!
> You may draw on the PythonSpeakers page to help find speakers.
> *

(*) taken from http://wiki.python.org/moin/LocalUserGroups

Can you confirm this?  If you would like to discuss this I'm

I think it's fairly clear. Thanks for your support!

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Kevin Shockey
Date: Tue, Aug 14, 2012 at 11:06 AM
Subject: Mis Tribus Looking for Partners for the ISOC Community Grant

First I want to thank you for any interest in me or my projects. Most of
you might be aware of my participation on the OSCON Committee and as a
tutorial speaker in 2012. My tutorial was on “How to Organize and Fund Free
Culture Projects.” One of my fundamental points was* affirmed by Brian Akers
* in his keynote speech. “*It turns out...there is more money for the
asking.*“ Later in OSCON I caught up with him and was able to follow up on
his point during his keynote. He basically said projects have to learn how
to ask. There are organizations out there that are looking to help.

 I'm reaching out to you to ask for your help. The Internet Society runs an
annual community grant
I participated in an earlier 2012 round of grants, but was denied. One of
their main requirements is collaboration with other organizations. In fact,
the grant requires at least 25% of the project's budget come from external

 The support may be of any type, including in-kind donations. I'm looking
for partners for my non-profit, Mis Tribus Corp, to provide community
leadership in Puerto Rico. We registered non-profit in Puerto Rico.  *

**The project I will be submitting in the next round of the ISOC Community
Grants program is:*

*prPYG *- Mis Tribus would like to found and organize a Python User Group
in Puerto Rico. There are very few, if any, user groups on the island.
Those organizations that do exist, often are not active. I don't know of
any technical user group that meets and hosts activities on a regular
basis. With strong acceptance in the IT industry, I'm sure there are
programmers or administrators on the island that use Python. The mission of
prPYG is to organize and educate the Puerto Rico software development
community on using the Python open software development platform.


 Kevin Shockey

President & Founder

Mis Tribus Corp
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