[python-uk] saturday london python dojos?

Rami Chowdhury rami.chowdhury at gmail.com
Tue Jan 31 14:51:17 CET 2012

On Jan 31, 2012, at 1:46 PM, Tim Golden wrote:

> 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
> sprints.

I would be very much up for a Python sprint, although like others I'm squeezed on Sundays. If there's any way I can help with the organizing, I'd be up for that too.

> 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
> going.
> 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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Rami Chowdhury
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