[PSF-Volunteers] A Call to Arms for Python Advocacy

Jeff Rush jeff at taupro.com
Thu Dec 7 16:13:35 CET 2006

Some small parts of this information went out yesterday but I've expanded it 
and wanted to let you know.

As the Python Advocacy Coordinator, I've put up some wiki pages on the Python 
website for which I'm soliciting ideas, writing and graphics.  Some of the 
material exists scattered about and just needs locating and organizing.


First there is a need for whitepapers and flyers - I've put up a list of 
suggested topics w/notes at:


And there are fields for signing up for specific documents.  We also have a 
page of possible magazine articles if that's more your style:


These works are to be formed into advocacy kits for various audiences.  So far 
we have the following ideas for kits:

   - College Student's Python Advocacy Kit
   - IT Department Python Advocacy Kit
   - University Educator's Python Advocacy Kit
   - K-12 Educator's Python Advocacy Kit
   - Research Lab Python Advocacy Kit

The table of contents for the various kits can be found at:


Did we miss your kit?  And what would you include in any of these?

Next, we are seeking reusable/retargetable teaching materials, such as those 
under a Creative Commons license.  We need slide presentations and class 
handouts.  Now I know there are a great many slide presentations on the web 
about Python.  I can google them all but we're not looking for just any 
presentation, we're looking for the best of field.  You can find the 
collection point at:


Last, perhaps you can dash off an idea or two for promotional merchandise. 
This could be the usuals like shirts but also posters, bumper stickers and 
buttons.  What would you like to have?  And with what graphics or slogans?  We 
can reuse some of the slogans from the PyCon Slogan Contest, but are there others?

Our collection point for promo item ideas is at:


All materials will be credited to the authors to the extent possible by the 
delivery media.  Make your mark.

Jeff Rush <advocate at python.org>
Python Advocacy Coordinator

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