[PyAR2] PyArkansas Update

Chad Cooper supercooper at gmail.com
Wed Aug 26 13:54:09 CEST 2009


On Tue, Aug 25, 2009 at 7:05 PM, Greg Lindstrom <gslindstrom at gmail.com>wrote:

> Good news!  We've had some people step up to the task of organizing
> pyArkansas!  This is a community mini-conference and I'm really happy to see
> others join in the, ahem, fun.  Here's who I have down:
> *
> Fund Raising
> *Chad Russell of the Conway Chamber of Commerce has taken this on.  I
> can't begin to tell you how extraordinary this it (but I"ll try).  When I
> approached the Chamber last year I really didn't expect much.  Chad and his
> friends really came through and is taking on, in my opinion, the toughest
> part of pyArkansas.  Other local conferences can not believe the support we
> get from Conway (and they are very happy for us).
> *Swag*
> Paul Watson has agreed to tackle this.  I'll start compiling a list of
> people/agencies we can ask.  There are a lot of "Python" businesses we can
> approach (O'Reilly, Wingware, Python Magazine, etc.) and some local
> businesses as well.  I'd like a nice swag bag if we can build one.

For some of last year's swag, I contacted Doug Hellman (
doug.hellmann at gmail.com) with Python Magazine and he gladly donated 100
copies of PyMag. He's a nice guy and I bet he'd be willing to help out
again.  Also, at Wingware, Stephan Deibel (info at wingware.com) is who hooked
us up with the 3 full multi-OS Wingware Pro IDE licenses, you may want to
contact him again as well. Greg's idea for using the Wal-Mart shopping bags
as swag bags was a great idea too...didn't you get those at a huge discount
from one of the Conway store managers or something?



> *Promotion*
> Bob Fahr is going to build the poster.  We need others to contact local
> media (Newspaper, TV, Radio, Living Local, etc.) to get the word out and get
> us some coverage.  We also need to get invites out to Arkansas High Schools
> and Colleges/Universities.
> *Web*
> Nathan Davis will keep our web (wiki) up to date.
> I'll be meeting with Chad next week to discuss what to do next.  I know we
> need the poster/flier and inviations to go out next month.
> More later.  Check out the wiki at
> http://pycamp.python.org/Arkansas/Organizers
> --greg
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