[python-uk] saturday london python dojos?
walter.stafford at carbonsixty.co.uk
Thu Feb 2 13:57:48 CET 2012
I'm still keen to get things going and I'm just waiting for final approval
for use of our facilities before I start arranging things.
On 2 February 2012 12:44, René Dudfield <renesd at gmail.com> wrote:
> people can apply to PSF for sprint funding. http://pythonsprints.com/
> On Thu, Feb 2, 2012 at 1:24 PM, Paul Nasrat <pnasrat at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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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