[python-uk] saturday london python dojos?

Tim Golden mail at timgolden.me.uk
Tue Jan 31 14:46:09 CET 2012

Ed, it sounds great. I think it would be very good to
host a different Python session in London, perhaps in
the other half of the month from the Dojo, and that
it be a weekend will obviously allow some people to
come who couldn't come otherwise -- just as the
reverse is true for our Thursday Dojos.

As Nicholas says, we tend to coordinate simply through
the python-uk mailing list (ie this one) with tweets
and any other means people wish to use. I don't think
we're on Lanyard altho' I could be wrong.

The size you're talking about is probably about as big
as you really want before the thing moves into being
a conference. Just in curiosity, would it be possible
for you to post a photo of your presentation space?

I second the suggestion for a sprint, at least as one
way of making use of the session. I'm fairly sure that
the PSF sprinters are particularly keen on Python3-porting

For my own part, I'd like to be able to come. I'm in West
London, but I run a boys' club on Saturdays and Sunday is
the only free space I get :) Have to see... Thanks again
for offering the space. Let's see if we can get something


On 31/01/2012 13:38, Ed Stafford wrote:
> A Python Sprint is a fantastic idea as well.
> I've double checked our facilities and we can easily accomodate 35 in
> the theater and can squeeze in another 7 chairs up front (might be a
> little cramped though) and there's a little bit of standing room off the
> side.
> I think 40-45 people would be the max unless presentations are short and
> some people don't mind standing. If that's the case we could fit maybe
> 50 or so. There's plenty of space in the conference rooms and breakout
> areas (couches and various chairs).
> On 31 January 2012 13:32, Richard Nienaber <rjnienaber at gmail.com
> <mailto: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 <http://pythonsprints.com/>.
>     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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