[PyAR2] [PyAR2-organizers] pyArkansas 2010

Wayne Werner waynejwerner at gmail.com
Sat Aug 21 17:35:10 CEST 2010

2010/8/21 Greg Lindstrom <gslindstrom at gmail.com>

> Good Morning, Everyone -
> pyArkansas is scheduled for Saturday, October 16th and once again, our
> friends at UCA have agreed to host us.  This is our 3rd pyArkansas and I'd
> like to start leaning on local talent more than we have in the past two
> years.  Part of that is because I think there are plenty of Python
> developers/user right here and the other is that the bast majority of our
> budget the past two years has been devoted to flying people in and housing
> feeding them.  I am going to pyTexas this Saturday and may ask Jeff Rush if
> he could come up (he was here in 2008) but, unless there is a huge cry from
> the masses, that will be it this year.

I really wanted to attend one of Gloria Jacobs' talks last year, but there
was another class that I wanted just a little more, but I'm bummed that I
missed it. This year, I think we should really push filming the talks so
that it won't be so terrible to choose one talk over another. Do they record
talks at PyCon? I'd be happy to contact whoever is in charge of that to see
what advice they have.

If we are going to have talks, we need people to speak!  I will put together
> a "call for papers" and I need *YOU* to think about presenting something.
> If can be on a specific Python topic (how to program objects, database, web)
> or on something cool where you have used Python.  I have even toyed with
> having 30-minute talks as well as 60-minute talks because I think we cold
> get more people to speak for shorted periods of time and I'd love to see all
> sorts of topics.  We will need to get a list of topics people would like to
> see.  I am working on getting our wiki up (friends from pyTexas are helping
> me with that).

I've already offered, but again I'd be glad to give a talk/class on GUI
programming. The 60 minute format would probably be ideal for that class. I
could also give a 30 minute talk (or shorter) about some of the hardware
interfacing I've done (webcams + PIL + numpy, Arduino, wii remotes).

I'm really looking forward to PyArkansas this year. As an aside, have we
talked to the Texas Pythonistas to invite their attendance? I know that
happened the first year and our attendance suffered because of it.

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