[Numpy-discussion] NumPy video content: creating a YouTube channel

Melissa Mendonça melissawm at gmail.com
Wed Jan 27 10:24:30 EST 2021

On Tue, Jan 26, 2021 at 3:10 AM Joe Harrington <jh at physics.ucf.edu> wrote:

> I like the idea of there being such a channel very much! However,
> whether it's formally a project of NumPy or just run by community
> members makes a difference.  If it's formally part of the project, you'd
> expect those to be 100% current and the best content on the topic, or at
> least highly competitive with the best.  They should get updates with
> each significant release.
> For example, I think it's safe to say that nobody else has produced a
> reference manual that competes with the reference pages.  They're kept
> up to date and are pretty readable.
> It's harder to spot-edit video, though, to keep up with changes.  Unless
> you have a lot of volunteers and are ready to coordinate them all, a
> video project might best be done as a side venture or with a beta label
> until it demonstrates that it can keep its content fresh.  An indexing
> effort for existing, high-quality video might be more valuable in the
> short term than shooting all-new video, too.
> --jh--
Thanks, Joe. I think that all makes sense and is a valid concern that we
also share. For now, we might experiment with indexing talks that are
already online, and if we do build up enough contributors to generate
original video content, we can go ahead with this idea.


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