[Inpycon] Keynote speaker for PyCon India 2015

Kracekumar Ramaraju me at kracekumar.com
Sat Apr 18 18:21:55 CEST 2015

On Sat, Apr 18, 2015 at 9:12 PM, Noufal Ibrahim KV <noufal at nibrahim.net.in>

> On Sat, Apr 18 2015, vijay kumar wrote:
> > Any more suggestion before i start approaching suggested keynote
> speakers.
> I think if we're flying someone down, we should consider some people who
> are more well known.  I don't want to be misconstrued as being against
> Senthil but when you consider that it will cost us the same amount of
> money to get him or (say) Alex Gaynor, the latter is who I would vote
> for.
> Hilary Mason is a good choice. I've contacted her a few times for
> earlier events but she's always been busy. In fact, I think last year
> was the first year during which I *didn't* contact her. :)
> Jessica is a good choice and it would be a good idea, if we decide to
> invite her, to do it as early as possible so that there are no
> unexpected problems like last year.
> I've never heard Lynn speak but I follow her blogs and twitter and am
> in favour of inviting her.
Lynn and Jessica are doing key note at PyCon SG [1].

> There are a few others that come to mind.
> 1. Audrey Roy Greenfeld [1] - She's the co author of the recent Two
>    Scoops book. Her contributions are really widespread. Community work,
>    tech contributions, documentation, the book. And finally, she's got
>    quite a few interests outside of tech. which, in my experience, makes a
>    speaker much more interesting.  I've been in touch with her and Danny
>    for a while and think that she'd make an ideal keynote speaker.


[1]: https://pycon.sg/

Kracekumar Ramaraju
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