[python-uk] saturday london python dojos?

Ed Stafford walter.stafford at carbonsixty.co.uk
Tue Jan 31 12:37:59 CET 2012

I like the idea of a hackathon and the venue would lend itself well to
this. I've been told that we won't have budget for food or drink but I have
other contacts that I may able to convince to help sponsor the events. As I
said, it's early days yet and I've only just started the formal process for
sign-off and I'm hoping to have that sorted this week. I'll have a look
around the theatre and meeting rooms to get a better idea of how many we
can support.

On 31 January 2012 11:28, Nicholas H.Tollervey <ntoll at ntoll.org> wrote:

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> Choosing the day/time of a dojo is always going to inconvenience
> someone. I have a young family and weekends are precious. Obviously I
> could make a Saturday dojo but not every month.
> If Ed is willing to provide a location along with free pizza and beer
> (which is the usual package provided by a "sponsor") then I think it's
> a cracking good idea!
> 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.
> Now, *that* would be awesome and play to the extended period of time
> we'd have at our disposal.
> What's the upper limit on numbers..? How are people fixed in February?
> Just throwing ideas around... ;-)
> N.
> On 31/01/12 11:00, Jonathan Hartley wrote:
> > On 30/01/2012 23:58, Carles Pina i Estany wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> On Jan/30/2012, Tom Viner wrote:
> >>
> >>> I personally would really enjoy having a longer session to
> >>> create more ambitious solutions on a weekend dojo. Although I
> >>> wouldn't be able to attend every time.
> >> I estimate that I would go 50% of the Python Dojo's that would
> >> happen on weekends.
> >>
> >
> > Personally, I could probably only make it 10% of the time at
> > weekends. I much prefer a weeknight slot.
> >
> > Good luck to those of you who prefer it though, that shouldn't stop
> > you.
> >
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