Need advice on starting a Python group

bartc bartc at
Fri Mar 12 14:38:07 CET 2010

"gb345" <gb345 at> wrote in message 
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> A friend of mine and I have been trying to start a
> scientific-programming-oriented Python group in our school (of
> medecine and bio research), with not much success.
> The main problem is attendance.  Even though a *ton* of people have
> told us that it's a great idea, that they're *very* interested,
> and have asked to be added to our mailing list, the attendance to
> our first few meeting has never been more than 5, including my
> friend and I.  Last time just he and I showed up.
> Still, we have a hard time finding volunteers.
> And even when we've had volunteers, hardly anyone shows up!
> Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Try and get a girl or two interested in coming to the meetings...


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