[PyAR2] OLPC at PyArkansas
Chad_Cooper at SWN.COM
Sat Aug 9 00:11:16 CEST 2008
Greg, I think I'll do one session on text/file processing. If we have a hole still in a couple of weeks, I'll plan on doing a talk on Python and GIS.
From: pyar2-bounces+chad_cooper=swn.com at python.org on behalf of Greg Lindstrom
Sent: Fri 8/8/2008 3:27 PM
To: pyar2 at python.org
Subject: [PyAR2] OLPC at PyArkansas
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?
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