Community Involvement

Eric Snow ericsnowcurrently at
Thu Aug 4 23:42:22 CEST 2011

On Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 9:14 PM, Steve Holden <steve at> wrote:
> [Ccs appreciated]
> After some three years labor I (@holdenweb) at last find myself approaching
> the completion of the Python Certificate Series with O'Reilly School of
> Technology (@OReillySchool).
> At OSCON last week the team fell to talking about the final assignment
> (although the Certificate is not a certification, students only progress by
> answering real quiz questions, not the usual multiple-choice task). Success
> also requires that they complete a project at the end of each (of the ~60)
> lesson(s).
> We would ideally like the last project to to be something that demonstrates
> at least some minimal involvement with the Python community. Something like
> "get a Python answer upvoted on StackOverflow", for example, or getting a
> question answered on c.l.p. At the same time it shouldn't be anything that
> places a burden on the community (otherwise the hundredth student would be
> abused and the thousandth murdered).
> So I wondered if anyone had any good ideas.

While not as "community" as the mailing lists, perhaps they could post
a recipe to the activestate.


> regards
>  Steve
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