[Texas] PyTexas 2012 leadership opportunity

Tomo Popovic tp0x45 at gmail.com
Fri Apr 20 16:03:40 CEST 2012

Hi Brad,
What are the tentative dates for PyTexas 2012?
What would leadership role assume?
I might be able to help some depending on the dates and my availability.


On Thu, Apr 19, 2012 at 8:16 PM, Brad Allen <bradallen137 at gmail.com> wrote:
> After speaking to some of the potential volunteers, it seems that
> nobody has time to take on responsibility for organizing PyTexas 2012,
> at least not in a leadership role.
> There are still plenty of people likely to volunteer for less time
> consuming responsibilities in order to have the conference. Some of us
> would probably be disappointed if it didn't happen this year...
> Maybe we should think about ways reduce the scope and effort. I've
> personally enjoyed several "unconference" style events such as BarCamp
> and PyCon open space sessions. The community usually pulls together a
> lot of really interesting presentations and discussions at the last
> minute.
> We could also reduce effort by not taking sponsorship. Last year
> handling sponsorship was fairly labor intensive. The result of that
> activity was that we could afford a really cool t-shirt & bag, as well
> as video recording and catering.
> We could also skip the prizes. That would remove the need for registration.
> What does that leave? Everyone shows up and some people post their
> presentations on a schedule board.  Some of them plug in projectors
> and start hand-waving. Others get jiggy with the whiteboard explaining
> ingenius/harebrained schemes. A few open source sprints form up. Most
> importantly, volunteers hang out in the help area for beginners, and
> beginners actually show up and ask for help.
> That sounds like a pretty good conference to me. What do you think?
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