[Texas] PyTexas 2011 date to be decided

Kojo Idrissa kojo.idrissa at gmail.com
Mon Jan 31 06:30:01 CET 2011


Your reasoning seems sound to me.  And if it's student participation you're
after, there'd be more time to alert professors who could inform their
students. If I recall, weren't a good chunk of the student who attended in
2010 told about PyTexas by a professor?

Also, students might be more inclined to try to pick up a new skill with the
summer ahead of them, instead of trying to figure out how/where to work it
into their new load for the semester.

Hope I'll be able to make it!

On Sun, Jan 30, 2011 at 6:51 AM, Brad Allen <bradallen137 at gmail.com> wrote:

> We held PyTexas 2010 at Baylor University in Waco in late August, at
> the end of the first week of school. That date was selected because
> it's expected to be least busy time of the school year for students.
> However, we only had 6 student attendees out of 94 total.
> I'd like to propose early summer this time around, still at Baylor
> University. Students are potentially much less busy in summer, and
> hopefully the University will also be less busy, so we could reserve a
> large auditorium.
> This would give students a way to kick of a summer of using Python,
> maybe even toward finding a summer job using Python, or an open source
> project to get involved in. This way, PyTexas can be co-promoted with
> Google Summer of Code toward the end of the spring semester.
> Maybe a lot of students will have left for the summer, but it seems
> likely that a high percentage of Baylor students live within driving
> distance. And, of course, we want to promote to students at
> surrounding universities as well.
> Any thoughts?
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