[FRPythoneers] Reminder: Pythoneers Monthly Meeting - Tonight, January 17

Jim Baker jbaker at zyasoft.com
Tue Jan 23 16:41:17 MST 2007

Fernando and Brian, thanks for volunteering to give your PyCon talk on Feb
21 and an IPython sprint in April. I'll see if I can line up another speaker
for Feb 21. (There's always that guy who likes to prattle on about

I'm leaning to not having a sprint in March anyway, it's just close to the
sprint we're going to have at PyCon. But that doesn't mean we can't have it,
we just need someone to work on it.

- Jim

On 1/23/07, Fernando Perez < fperez.net at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Jim,
> On 1/18/07, Jim Baker < jbaker at zyasoft.com> wrote:
> >
> >  Well I too was very happy with last night's meeting!
> >
> >  And now on to the next. Given that PyCon immediately follows our next
> > meeting (Wednesday, February 21), I'd like to suggest that we schedule
> > speakers who are presenting at PyCon. They can practice on us, and those
> who
> > can't go can also benefit. Would this be of interest? Any volunteers?
> That sounds great.  Brian and I have two talks scheduled at Pycon, and
> one is more or less what Brian already presented.  The other one is
> more of a description/demo of ipython's existing core functionality
> for new users; I'd be happy to present that and it would be very
> useful for Brian and me.  Since I can't go to pycon personally, this
> will force me to prepare it in due time and present it, so Brian can
> get all the details for presenting it later at Pycon.
> So if you can book me a 30 min. slot, I'd be delighted to do some
> (more) ipython evangelism there ;)
> >  Also, we can talk about how the Jython sprint went, which is to be held
> on
> > February 3. Personally, I really like the idea of then having an
> IPython1
> > sprint (tentative date: Saturday, March 3). Locally, we have quite a few
> > people who have worked on Twisted, decorators, and other functionality.
> > Others have a significant background in parallel computing.  And still
> > others would like to learn how to use them effectively too. So this
> would be
> > a great opportunity to do so.
> The ipython sprint is something we (Brian and I) would certainly love
> to lead.  My /personal/ opinion is that waiting for the month after
> might work a little better.  Right now we've just committed some
> pieces of low-level infrastructure that will make external
> contributions easier, but there's a few more of those needed.  I think
> that if we wait a few more weeks (with Pycon around, March 3 sounds a
> bit tight for me), we'll have a project where it will be much easier
> for new developers to come in, feel like the foundations are
> reasonably in place and they can contribute productively.
> so if you have no objections, I'd propose the ipython sprint for
> April.  At that point, we'd be happy to lead it, propose ideas on our
> wiki, etc.  And we'll make sure that  by then, things are in place in
> the code to make the sprint both fun and productive for everyone
> involved.
> Cheers,
> f
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