[PyAR2] PyAR 2011

Larry Hale pythonlarry at gmail.com
Mon Aug 15 15:24:36 CEST 2011

An FYI for those looking to join the pyar2-organizers mailing list: go to
http://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo + slash + "pyar2-organizers".  (It
seems to be an "unpublished"/"unadvertised" list.  I didn't "find" the page
so much as took a lucky guess.  :o)

[1] I would like to help however I can!

[2] As for topics I'd like covered:

    Documentation (Sphinx)

    Python + SVN Integration
        Check-In/-Out conformity scripts, especially
            How to have unified code formatting on the back end, whilst
allowing programmers the flexibility for however they prefer to code/view
source on their end.
                Utilities suggested for this purpose.

    Python Libraries, Eggs, HOW-TO Workshop
        Or at least a demo of creating one, top-to-bottom.
            (Still seems like Magic to me, but honestly haven't tried to
climb this mountain personally... partially due to my perception of Magic.)

    Code Testing

    The state of Python Web Development
        Top ISP's, Availability
        Underlying Technologies
            No longer mod_python, now mod_wsgi?
            What about mod_parrot - I know, a whole 'NOTHER kettle of fish!
        Basic-to-Advanced Frameworks
        Solution for "a more PHP-like environment"
            My point: what combination/recipe would allow someone to migrate
relatively easily (apart from code re-writes) from PHP to a Py platform?

[3] I don't feel that _I_ am ready to _give_ any talk(s) this year, but hope
to be more-able-to next!

Cheers, all, and I know _I_ am looking forward to it!  :D

On Sat, Jul 16, 2011 at 7:29 AM, Greg Lindstrom <gslindstrom at gmail.com>wrote:

> We are starting to plan pyAR 2011 to be held on the campus of UCA this
> Fall.  We are looking at Saturday, October 22 to avoid any UCA home football
> games and the ACM competition on Nov 5.  If you are interested in helping
> organize the conference -- there is a lot to do and no experience is
> required -- please sign up on the pyar2-organizers mailing list. You can do
> a little or a lot; either will be appreciated.
> Traditionally, we set up classes (1 1/2 hour long) and talks (1 hour long)
> on various topics.  This year we plan to add a track for students to present
> papers on how they use Python.  This will give them an opportunity to put
> together a presentation and get in front of people.  What classes and/or
> topics do you want to see addressed this year?  Anything Python related will
> be considered (last year we had a complaint that there were no Perl classes!
> Go figure).  Possible topics include beginning Python, intermediate Python
> (what topics do you consider intermediate?), database, web, GUI, game
> programming, documentation (that's me...I love Sphinx!), whatever.  Please
> make a suggestion or two!
> I'll post again here when we confirm the date and get speakers set up.
> Again, if you want to help out, please join the organizers list.
> --greg
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