LA Python #1: Intro, Events, Advocacy

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Intro slides that I presented at the first LA Python meetup. Slides are by Daniel Greenfeld.

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LA Python #1: Intro, Events, Advocacy

  1. 1. <ul>LA Python </ul><ul>First meetup Wednesday, April 6, 2011 hosted by last.vc </ul>
  2. 2. <ul>LA Python </ul><ul>A word from our host: last.vc </ul>
  3. 3. <ul>LA Python info </ul><ul>Meetings First Wednesday of each month </ul><ul>Website </ul><ul>http://meetup.com/lapython </ul><ul>Location Rotating </ul>
  4. 4. <ul>Pro Tip </ul><ul>From the command-line: python -c ‘import this’ </ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>How LA Python got started </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul>SCALE 9X </ul><ul><li>Last minute booth with no swag.
  7. 7. Unbelievable turnout.
  8. 8. People wanted more classes and events in LA! </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul>SCALE 9X Conclusions </ul><ul><li>Need more Python advocacy in LA
  10. 10. Need a wider range Python group in LA </li></ul><ul><ul><li>LA Django is about... Django
  11. 11. SoCal Piggies is for intermediate+ </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. <ul>LA Python Leadership </ul><ul><li>Audrey Roy / Daniel Greenfeld, Organizers
  13. 13. Jacob Burch, LA Django Organizer
  14. 14. Daniel Greenfeld, LA Django Co-Organizer
  15. 15. Grig Gheorghiu, SoCal Piggies Co-Organizer
  16. 16. Paul Hildebrandt, PyCon TIP Co-Organizer </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul>Mission Statement </ul><ul><li>Boost awareness of Python in Los Angeles
  18. 18. Increase diversity
  19. 19. Educate developers
  20. 20. Organize Events </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Classes, hackathons, conferences, meetups, cocktail hours, barcamps, code camps, PyCon 2012 bus tour, code cruises, pool parties, ladies’ nights, dojos, ignites, poker nights, BBQ, recruiting/employment help, obfuscation contests, Python Bees </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. <ul>Working with the PSF </ul><ul><li>Sponsorship
  22. 22. Advertising
  23. 23. General aid and assistance
  24. 24. ...and Diversity </li></ul><ul>P ython S oftware F oundation </ul>
  25. 25. <ul>Pro Tip </ul><ul>Regardless of what any documentation says, don’t use easy_install for package installation. Use pip </ul>
  26. 26. <ul>Diversity </ul><ul><li>Bay Area: Two Sarahs
  27. 27. Rails community had 2% female membership
  28. 28. Trained 500 women
  29. 29. Rails community now has 20% female membership
  30. 30. We should do the same thing (we’ve got sponsors!) </li></ul>
  31. 31. <ul>Upcoming Events </ul><ul>Classes: April 9th </ul><ul><ul><li>Intro to Python http://lpthw-eorg.eventbrite.com /
  32. 32. Intro to Django http://learndjangothehardway-eorg.eventbrite.com/
  33. 33. Hackathon: April 10th
  34. 34. Open Source Hackathon http://oshackathon-eorg.eventbrite.com/ </li></ul></ul>
  35. 35. <ul>Upcoming Events </ul><ul>LA Django: April 19 </ul><ul><ul><li>LA Django http://www.meetup.com/ladjango/events/17045554/
  36. 36. SoCal Piggies: April 21th
  37. 37. Southern California Python Interest Group http://socal-piggies.org/scp
  38. 38. LA Python: May 4th
  39. 39. La Python http://www.meetup.com/lapython/events/17196131/ </li></ul></ul>
  40. 40. <ul>Pro Tip </ul><ul>Don’t work for less than 50% equity and no pay. Developers always get screwed by this. Demand some pay. </ul>
  41. 41. <ul>Closing Statement </ul><ul>So many Python developers So much Python interest Let’s do it </ul>
  42. 42. <ul>Introductions </ul><ul><li>First and last name
  43. 43. Where you live
  44. 44. Where you work or go to school
  45. 45. What you do there
  46. 46. How do you use Python?
  47. 47. Want to present, help, or host events? </li></ul>

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