[python-uk] saturday london python dojos?
walter.stafford at carbonsixty.co.uk
Tue Jan 31 12:54:38 CET 2012
That's an idea! Once I get the sign off I may find we have enough time for
2 or 3 events a month. Will have to gauge interest towards the end of the
On 31 January 2012 11:45, Ross Lawley <ross.lawley at gmail.com> wrote:
> Ed if you're feeling really adventurous you could throw a BarCamp! Its
> been a while since one has been done there:
> On Tue, Jan 31, 2012 at 11:37 AM, Ed Stafford <
> walter.stafford at carbonsixty.co.uk> wrote:
>> 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... ;-)
>>> 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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