[Ipss] PyCon US talk sponsorships

Baishampayan Ghose b.ghose at gmail.com
Wed Sep 28 09:01:05 CEST 2011

On Wed, Sep 28, 2011 at 12:14 PM, Anand Balachandran Pillai
<abpillai at gmail.com> wrote:
> I had proposed that we (slowly) start looking into other
> activities apart from running Indian Pycons.
> I am mulling two ideas right now and it would be
> good to have feedback on them.
> 1. Sponsoring one person from India to US for
> talking in US Pycons
> The idea here is to provide travel reimbursement
> and support for stay in the US, for a selected
> speaker (preferably student, but I am open to ideas)
> for presenting his talk/tutorial in Pycon US.
> Submissions for this program will be on merit basis,
> reviewed by a group who will select the best proposal
> and fund it. We can tie up this program with willing
> companies who are ready to attach their name to
> it and take part in the sponsorship.
> 2. Python community award in India - This is inspired
> by the PSF Python community award. As the community
> here develops (and it has developed since the first
> PyCon), we would invariably find local heroes who
> are doing their bit for Python in India. I propose to
> institute an annual community award for identifying
> and encouraging such talent.

+1 to both the ideas.


Baishampayan Ghose
b.ghose at gmail.com

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