[pydotorg-www] A new planet for user group blog postings!

Doug Hellmann doug.hellmann at gmail.com
Thu Jul 29 17:25:34 CEST 2010

On Jul 29, 2010, at 11:12 AM, Aahz wrote:

> On Thu, Jul 29, 2010, Doug Hellmann wrote:
>> On Jul 28, 2010, at 11:54 PM, Stephan Deibel wrote:
>>> I think people are interested in user groups, but their interest
>>> is limited to first finding one or a few groups near them and then
>>> following just those groups.  A world-wide feed of all groups doesn't
>>> seem like an interesting thing to me either, though I may just not be
>>> getting why I would care what all user groups are doing.
>> There would be several benefits to having a single place for all
>> Python user group news:
>> 1. It would celebrate the fact that the community encourages user
>> groups.  Given the recent discussions on the PSF members list about
>> establishing a federation of regional/international foundations
>> to work with the PSF, local user groups are going to become more
>> important since they are a likely source of members and organizers for
>> those new foundations.
> Perhaps your purposes would be served by broadening your proposal?  We
> could make this an aggregator for "community news".  We would explicitly
> label it as specifically for user group news in addition to e.g.
> conference news, sprints, and so on.  The python.org news feed could
> then be one of the first sources.

That makes a lot of sense.  We could pull posts from the blog for the new sprint project Jesse is organizing and the pyfound blog (maybe limited to a specific tag, to avoid cross-posting everything).

Alex, what do you think?


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