[portland] Meeting for New Urban Edibles Website

Rami Kassab rami at typethink.com
Thu Jul 9 03:15:50 CEST 2009

Django all the way baby!
I will try to make this meeting but there's a high chance I wont be able to
depending on how much work I get done in preparation for my business trip to
LA next Monday. Either way, I'd be interested in seeing how my team could
contribute to this project. It's a wonderful idea. Please do let me know if
you choose Django. We're avid supporters!

P.S. Have the Portland Pythoneers found a new place to host meetings at yet?
I know there's a location for this month but is it going to be a consistent


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On Wed, Jul 8, 2009 at 5:00 PM, Michael Schurter <
michael at susens-schurter.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Jul 8, 2009 at 12:18 AM, Michael Bunsen<notbot at gmail.com> wrote:
> > New Website Brainstorm & Planning Meeting for Urbanedibles.org
> >
> > When: Sunday July 12th, 3pm
> > Where: Backspace (115 NW 5th Ave)
> >
> > We have been envisioning a new website for a long while and it's time
> > to make it happen. The current site is was built using Rails 3 years
> > ago, but since then I have become a full-time Pythoneer and am leaning
> > towards Django for the next urbanedibles.org
> >
> > We have lots of ideas for new features, including opening it up to all
> > cities, searching for what's ripe now, submitting sources via
> > SMS/Twitter, an API, iPhone app, etc. (Many at:
> > http://wiki.urbanedibles.org/index.php?title=New_Feature_Ideas)
> >
> > This will be a very open meeting, but I would like to come out of it
> > with some specific problems and tasks that need to be tackled. I think
> > this could be a great community coding project that could follow in
> > the foot steps of Calagator and their development process
> > (http://code.google.com/p/calagator/w/list).
> >
> > Urban Edibles has gained a lot of momentum and international press
> > over the last few years and I would love to see it fulfill the many
> > requests we've had for expansion.
> >
> > If you are interested in collaborating but can't make it to the
> > meeting, please send me an email. I have been the only C.S. focused
> > person on the team thus far (others work on education, leading plant
> > walks, publishing, etc.) There are needs for graphic design,
> > interaction design, mapping/GIS, javascript, scaling, API design,
> > social media integration, clustering...the list can be as long as we
> > are willing to make it.
> Argh, can't make it because I'm moving cross-town this weekend!  Would
> love to make it to a future sprint though.
> Django seems like the right choice for a mix of technical and social
> reasons:
>  - "proven" (popular sites use it)
>  - GIS integration via PostGIS & GeoDjango
>  - basic social networking features via Pinax
>  - significant mindshare and positive growth in the web development
> community
>  - has a conference coming to town in September for you to demo at! ;-)
> So while thats just my $0.02, it might be a more productive meeting if
> you decided on Django ahead of time and laid out some immediate
> implementation goals (like: get feature X working).
> At any rate please keep posting meetings to this mailing list.  I'd
> love to write some code for it in the future!
> Michael Schurter
> @schmichael on twitter @ irc
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