[PyAR2] PyAR2 Digest, Vol 21, Issue 4

Nathan Davis nathandavis2121 at gmail.com
Mon Aug 24 18:18:34 CEST 2009

3.  Web site.  We have a presence on
http://pycamp.python.org/Arkansas/HomePage.  Who wants to keep it up to

I will volunteer to keep the site updated.

On Sun, Aug 23, 2009 at 5:00 AM, <pyar2-request at python.org> wrote:

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>   1. pyArkansas Plans (Greg Lindstrom)
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> Date: Sat, 22 Aug 2009 09:33:15 -0500
> From: Greg Lindstrom <gslindstrom at gmail.com>
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> Subject: [PyAR2] pyArkansas Plans
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> Hello, Everyone -
> After taking a few weeks off to get my daughter off to College, it's time
> for me to start work on pyArkansas 2009.  Our planed date is Saturday,
> November 14th at UCA.  We have Jacob Kaplan-Moss (the creator of the Django
> web framework) and Gloria Jacobs scheduled to come as well as speakers from
> the UCA and Hendrix Departments of Computer Science.  There will be room
> for
> 4 talks and open space as well.  I would like to see over 100 people attend
> this year.
> Here's what needs to get done. I can not emphasize enough that I can not do
> all of this alone!  Last year we had Chad Cooper giving way too much of his
> time, but he's moved to Texas and we're on our own.  I want to assure you
> that you can do this.  The only requirement is that you want ot help out.
>  I
> will help you (because I have a whole year experience :-).  There are a lot
> of people who have told me they want this conference to go forward -- I do,
> too -- but a miniconference is a community effort.  Time to step up!
> To do ASAP
> 1.  We need to create a flier so we can get a mailing out to high
> schools/colleges.  We have $500.00 pledged from the Conway Advertising and
> Promotion (A&P) Commission that I was planning to use towards this.  Anyone
> out there have the talent to create a 85.x11 "poster"?  If not, I have a
> friend who owns a print shop that may be willing to help out.  Perhaps Char
> Russell at the Chamber of Comerce has some contacts.  Who wants to take
> this
> on?
> 2.  We need to get requests for support out.  My employer, Novasys Health,
> has indicated they are willing to help out, but we need someone to contact
> local businesses (Acxiom, HP, SW Energy, etc.) requesting funds.  This is
> extremely important!!  The Conway Chamber of Commerce has pledged help, but
> we have to show that we are serious.  My initial budget called for about
> $3,500.00 (some of which we may be able to get offset with "free" hotel
> rooms, etc.).  Anyone want to take on fundraising?
> 3.  Jacob has indicated he would like to teach an "advanced" Django course.
> Anyone out there willing to do a "Django 101" class?  Just sho how to
> create
> a basic web site and Jacob will take it from there.
> To Start On:
> 1.  Swag.  Everyone likes free stuff, and there are companies willing to
> give it away!  Someone needs to contact O'Reilly, Manning, Wingware,
> WearPython, etc. and ask for freebies.  This is, or can be, a really fun
> position to take on.
> 2.  Promotion.  Get the word out to mailing lists, tweets, newspaper, tv,
> anyone who will listen.  If you have contacts with any media outlet this
> may
> be for you.
> 3.  Web site.  We have a presence on
> http://pycamp.python.org/Arkansas/HomePage.  Who wants to keep it up to
> date?
> I am going to contact Chad Rusell as well as some folks in town who he has
> indicated may be in a position to help out.  I remain excited about this.
> --greg
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