[PyAR2] pyAR 2009 pyArkansas Regional Conference
nathandavis2121 at gmail.com
Sat Apr 4 22:56:09 CEST 2009
Based on the football schedule on ucasports.com, the (Non-Home/No Game) game
dates would be:
9/12 - This is the Saturday after Labor Day, so this may not be the best
10/31 - Halloween - Probably need to rule this one out.
11/21 - Too close to Thanksgiving. If I remember my college days correctly,
professors LOVE to give exams the week of Thanksgiving.
Last year's conference was on 10/4, so I think 10/10 would be perfect.
Some classes I think would be interesting and hopefully meet the needs of
most pythonistas here would be:
1. A class on one of the Web Frameworks (Django, TurboGrears, etc) or
2. Something involving databases and Python (cx_Oracle, SQLAlchemy, etc)
3. Maybe a class comparing Python3000 vs Python 2.x series or some kind of
"panel" Q&A session where people are sharing their
I know with all of us working together we can make pyAR09 BIGGER and better
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> Hello List -
> I just returned from PyCon, the National Python Convention, held in Chicago
> this year. I had a blast and learned more stuff than I will ever be able
> use. If you get the chance to make it next year (in Atlanta) it's well
> worth your time and money. The videos are on pycon.blip.tv.
> But, I want to get the ball rolling on pyArkansas 2009. First off, do we
> want to put it on (I do!)? We need to determine when to have it; I want to
> make sure that we don't conflict with the Dallas group and, if we have it
> UCA, we need to make sure there is not a home football game. With that in
> mind, I will contact UCA to see if they will host it again and get a list
> possible days.
> What about the format? I really liked the classes last year, how about
> you? What classes would you like to see? We need to have an "intro to
> Python". Someone has suggested a GIS class. What else?
> Funding is a big deal. We have $500.00 from the Conway A&P Commission and
> Chad Russle has pledged to help us out from the Conway Chamber of Commerce,
> though we have a ways to go before his full offer kicks in. I'm pretty
> the Python Software Foundation will help out (they offered $300.00 last
> year). I would like to approach a trucking company to see if they will
> a GIS track, so we need to come up with a figure.
> Anyways, there is a ton to do. I will write the PyCon people to see if we
> can use their package for registration. I'm toying with the idea of a
> registation fee for non high school types (maybe $25.00?).
> Everything is on the table. And only 6 months away!
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