[python-uk] saturday london python dojos?

Paul Nasrat pnasrat at gmail.com
Thu Feb 2 13:24:03 CET 2012

I'd be interested in a PSF style sprint in London - my main
contributions atm are to pip, virtualenv but I don't always have the
time I'd like for them.

I've also a few projects I want to do but haven't had time -
particularly around testing.


On 31 January 2012 13:32, Richard Nienaber <rjnienaber at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Actually, rather than run a dojo (which is quite a focussed affair)
>> why not run a hackathon? Self selecting teams can coalesce around a
>> problem area rather than specific problem and have 6 hours to produce
>> something before a show-and-tell. For example, running a hackathon
>> around the subject of "Living in London" (I'm making this up as I go
>> along, can't you tell..?) might produce tools for grabbing data, quick
>> and lightweight websites, data-analysis tools, cloud based APIs to
>> aggregate information or single use applications such as something
>> that sends you a text message if it's going to rain in London in the
>> next 24 hours... and so on.
> I'd love to participate in a hackathon. Another idea is putting together a
> PSF sanctioned python sprint. These are sprints that would be for the
> benefit of the wider python community e.g.
> Python Core work, e.g, bug triage, documentation
> Porting libraries/applications to Python 3
> PyPI and packaging related improvements
> Contribution to Python VMs, e.g., PyPy, IronPython
> Contribution to other Python projects, e.g., Django, PIL, pywin32 and so
> on...
> The PSF are also willing to help out with costs if your application is
> accepted.
> Richard
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