[group-organizers] python office hours at ps1

sheila miguez shekay at pobox.com
Wed Apr 22 04:46:22 CEST 2015

On Tue, Apr 14, 2015 at 9:02 PM, Kevin Horn <kevin.horn at gmail.com> wrote:

> Sheila M: Don't you also help maintain pyvideo.org?  Thanks for that.
> Also, office hours at a hackerspace is an idea I hadn't considered.  Could
> I convince you to elaborate on that (perhaps in a separate thread)?

Our space (ps1) has various events including member-run office hours. We've
got math office hours, electronics office hours, and python office hours.

The ps1 event is smaller than the larger project night that happens in the
loop. Basically, I and others greet new people as they walk in and chat a
little to see what they are interested in. People hang out for a few hours
chatting and working on things.

I enjoy when people show up who have never been to a hackerspace before
because then I get to show them around and explain the place.

Some issues I have --

I'd like to get better at guiding people who show up without any plans.
Sometimes people show up because they are generally curious about things,
but have no specific goals.

I'd like to be able to matchmake people to open source projects with local
maintainers. It would be cool to take people from an Open Source Comes to
Campus event in to some project with local maintainers.

I'd like to be better at guiding people to a map of projects and tutorials
for topics of interest. Right now I have a wiki page that is not tightly
organized <https://wiki.pumpingstationone.org/Python_Office_Hours>.

shekay at pobox.com
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