[PyAR2] OLPC at PyArkansas

Coltrey Mather pyar2 at cowsgomoo.org
Fri Aug 8 22:34:01 CEST 2008

Will anyone be documenting the talks (i.e.: video?) and/or are there rules
against something like that?

On Fri, Aug 8, 2008 at 15:27, Greg Lindstrom <gslindstrom at gmail.com> wrote:

> I am pleased to announce that Chad Files has agreed to present a talk on
> the "One Laptop per Child" (OLPC) program at pyArkansas.  Chad is a
> honch-level programmer at Novasys Health where he handles all of the web
> duties.  He was one of the first people to get his hands on a OLPC computer
> and it's always fun when he brings it to work to show us the latest.  OLPC
> is heavily into Python and, even if it weren't, it's a fascinating project
> that needs to get more press.
> More press....I'll contact my friends at the Log Cabin Democrat (Conway's
> local paper) to see if we can get some ink.  I wonder if the DemGaz would be
> interested.
> Anyone else want to commit to a class/talk.  We are setting up 50-minute
> blocks, so the actual talk should last about 40 minutes to allow for
> questions.  I think we have Jeff Rush for a 3-hour "Python 101" class (9-12,
> with breaks) and then something "more advanced" in the afternoon.  We have a
> UCA faculty member (Bernard) volunteering to teach a class; I hope he will
> do a talk on the Standard Library and another on Packages and Modules.
> Chad Cooper is presenting on Text/File processing (1 or 2 sessions, Chad?)
> Is anyone up on Django?  I've used it for 6 months but do not feel ready to
> get in front of people.  How about pyGame?  TurboGears? Is there interest in
> object-oriented programming?  Chad (Cooper) has done some cool stuff with
> GIS. GUI programming? Database programming?
> Marsee (from OReilly) asked if we would be interesed in them sending a
> speaker.  I replied we are very interested and asked for a list of speakers
> and topics.
> It looks like we will have three "tracks"; one for beginners and the other
> two for intermediate/advanced topics.  There's the start of a schedule
> scratched out on the wiki.
> It's time to put your name on a class!  If you don't want to present, what
> do you want to see?
> --greg
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