[Inpycon] PyCon India Website for 2014

Bibhas Ch Debnath me at bibhas.in
Tue Oct 22 17:50:08 CEST 2013

I've seen the volunteer effort in 2011 and 2012, and realized this fact
that our community lacks good designers. We have looked around for Months
for a volunteer designers. But couldn't get anything good. Result: none of
us really like the designs for those years. In 2013 we took help from
actual designers, result: (almost) everyone loved the website design.

We have enough time to get help from a feasible good designer. I'd suggest
we do that.

It's fine if we decide to go with volunteer effort. But If we decide that,
I'd suggest asking the enthusiasts to submit a sample design first and let
everyone vote on the design. Design is not like code. Even crappy code that
gives output might be acceptable, but a crappy design that shows all the
desired info is not.

Again, I'd suggest getting a pro designer.

On Oct 22, 2013 8:59 PM, "Annapoornima Koppad" <a.koppad at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear All,
> I have been very quiet for a while now for the reason that I was
> traveling. Now that I am in Bangalore again, I think its time I spoke.
> Regarding the website design, I think it should be handled by volunteers
> rather than design firm. For the only reason, we are trying to encourage a
> new breed of organizers who will in in turn take this forward. Since we are
> in early this time, we can have a choice. If nothing works out, the last
> option will be to run to design firm. The issue is not about money or
> putting a good facade for others to see, but to see local young talent get
> the opportunity to showcase their talent and get them involved. Imagine
> saying something, This entire design was done by self motivated volunteers.
> it may not be the best but it is our work. Wok that came out of passion.
> I am also suggesting that we keep the option open for running to a nearby
> design shop. Not to be wholly closed on that aspect either.
> So its +1 for vijay's idea.
> Warm regards,
> Annapoornima
> On Tue, Oct 22, 2013 at 8:47 PM, Anand Chitipothu <anandology at gmail.com>wrote:
>> On Tue, Oct 22, 2013 at 7:55 AM, vijay <vnbang2003 at yahoo.com> wrote:
>>> Let me start engaging them and see how it goes.
>>> If  other have contact of other designer company who can help with
>>> website please do  share contact.
>>> With Thanks
>>> Vijay
>>>   ------------------------------
>>>  *From:* Ankur Gupta <versesane at gmail.com>
>>> *To:* Mailing list for the PyCon India conference <inpycon at python.org>
>>> *Sent:* Monday, 21 October 2013 4:52 PM
>>> *Subject:* Re: [Inpycon] PyCon India Website for 2014
>>> +1 It's best to hire a good design firm/individual and give the job to
>>> them. The visual quality of the logo, over all visual theme of the
>>> event is better when designers puts thought into it and usually
>>> experienced designers are the right people for the job. Whomsoever is
>>> going to evaluate / hire the designer have a look at
>>> http://bearddesign.co/ portfolio. They have good skills.
>> I spoke to beard design for designing PyCon India 2013 and felt they were
>> more expensive.
>> I would like to suggest Arpan Chinta, who designed
>> http://rubyconfindia.org/2013/. He conducts Responsive web design
>> workshops with HasGeek and  I've attended the workshop myself. It was just
>> awesome.
>> I've tried at get him to design PyCon India 2013, but he was not
>> available in such short notice. It would be great to have him design the
>> website.
>> Anand
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