[portland] PyCon Talk submission brainstorming

kirby urner kirby.urner at gmail.com
Tue Sep 20 20:47:53 CEST 2011


Having listened to Yarko's proposal, I'm newly embolden to float a
"teaching Python" balloon.

We imbue Python teaching with more socialist realism ala Stalinist
period, but in parody, Monty Pythonic.

http://mybizmo.blogspot.com/2009/05/more-developments.html (I think
we've all seen this poster).

Instead of Turtle Graphics, we have Tractor Graphics.  A subclass of
tractor called CropCircle does the Mandelbrot Set in fields of ASCII.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/17157315@N00/5646223789/in/set-72157625646071793

The fun part is I already have the source code running on O'Reilly
School of Technology servers, and documented on edu-sig.

Anyway, I should try it out as a lightning talk someplace.  In fact, I
might keep it to that even for Pycon, though I could easily go for
longer.

Pycons tend to be less education oriented and more business track how
we go fast in the fast lane type stuff.

I'm more a slow moving truck on a steep grade kinda mover, like the
one you pass in the "dangerous road" commercials (Mitsubishi campaign
-- saw on LCD yesterday at Claudia's (watching baseball)).

Kirby


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