[PyAR2] First Meeting
gslindstrom at gmail.com
Thu Nov 29 04:30:24 CET 2007
On Nov 28, 2007 7:15 PM, Coltrey Mather <pyar2 at cowsgomoo.org> wrote:
> 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.
Now you're talking!
> I can't speak for everyone, but I learn and retain much better from
> practical application of research/training than in any class.
I couldn't agree more! And I have a couple of suggestions for projects to
open things up.
1. For anyone that has been the coordinator of a fund raising project
here you sell things (Girl Scout cookies, Boy Scout popcorn, Butter Braids,
greenery, wrapping paper....) it would be nice to have a system where one
could enter the products and costs so that items could be tracked. A
'dream' system might have individual web pages where the sellers could enter
the names and items, and the entire order could be rolled up into one giant
order. It would be complex, but something we could release into the OS
2. The Python Software Foundation (PSF) has been wanting to host their
own "Python Meetup" service (something like meetup.com, I imagine) but
have not had anyone step up to the plate to create it. Maybe *we* could.
Not necessarily do all of the coding, but we could head up the effort and
solicit help from the community. This would gve us greate exposure in the
3. Are there any local projects we could do? Work with any service
4. I am certain that we could do something with the CARLUG group. The
are in the initial stages of planning their Install Feast. What could we do
to help out?
I think a project would be a great thing to do. Coltrey, you started this
:-)...what are your ideas?
> On Nov 28, 2007 6:02 PM, Tammy Howell < lanceandtammy at cebridge.net> wrote:
> > 72176
> > 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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