[PyAR2] First Meeting
pyar2 at cowsgomoo.org
Thu Nov 29 02:15:30 CET 2007
Forget all this training and meeting stuff (well, not really forget about
Having tutorials and classes is great. But what'd be really useful is a
group project. Something practical that we can all contribute to and learn
from. LUGs setup servers and have installfests and all that jazz. We need
sprints and projects and things.
I can't speak for everyone, but I learn and retain much better from
practical application of research/training than in any class.
On Nov 28, 2007 6:02 PM, Tammy Howell <lanceandtammy at cebridge.net> wrote:
> On Nov 28, 2007 4:52 PM, Jeff Rush <jeff at taupro.com> wrote:
> > Greg Lindstrom wrote:
> > >
> > > * What Else? Those of you who have organized or even attended
> > user
> > > group meetings may have ideas. What about a logo? How about a
> > > web page? Can we get someone to host it for free (I don't know
> > if
> > > the PSF does that or not).
> > Re free hosting, you are welcome to create a wiki page for your group on
> > wiki.python.org. Many groups do. And you ought to add your group to
> > the
> > roster of Python usergroups at:
> > http://wiki.python.org/moin/LocalUserGroups
> > and point it to your wiki (or other) page. The PSF is receptive to
> > funding
> > usergroups given a proper proposal. For example, if you're not already
> > on
> > python.meetup.com they are ok with paying for a year of membership for
> > you.
> > There has also been talk of setting up a special "usergroup" server box
> > under
> > the umbrella of PSF, on which all groups could run Python-based
> > groupware to
> > coordinate their groups. However, a design and proposal would be needed
> > and
> > those who have brought it up haven't had the time to organize such an
> > effort.
> > It got however many positive votes. We're thinking some kind of group
> > calendaring, group database lookup by zipcode, etc. The idea is an
> > open-source version of meetup.com. But the PSF has no workers, so it
> > would
> > need someone with energy and time.
> > -Jeff
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