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Argentina in Python: community, dreams, travels and learning

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Opening Keynote at PyCon Japan 2018 by Manuel Kaufmann.

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Argentina in Python: community, dreams, travels and learning

  1. 1. Argentina in Python +
  2. 2. Manuel Kaufmann @argenpython
  3. 3. Let’s start...
  4. 4. Have you ever think about who are the people under the “AUTHOR” tag in the software you use every single day?
  5. 5. Think about this in another way… What if… ?
  6. 6. https://twitter.com/viennarightnow/status/669164659526774785
  7. 7. Everything starts with a debt...
  8. 8. “If I find someone copying to each other, I ll’ suspend them both...”
  9. 9. “... so, if we do ‘mylist []= we have a list...’ ” Facundo Batista– (my idolsince that moment) (and also, the authorof the decimal module from stdlib)
  10. 10. print “Hello world!” (I didn’t know anything else. Well, yes... I knew how to create a list also)
  11. 11. How To Ask Questions The Smart Way Eric S. Raymond 2001 http://www.catb.org/esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
  12. 12. “Welcome! Ask whatever you want, don t be afraid they told me’ ” –
  13. 13. I wanted to give back something at least. In some way, I felt I was in debt with them.
  14. 14. A lot of adrenaline. Very little knowledge. Terror to questions. I felt like a super hero in trouble.
  15. 15. "We read at the Python Argentina mailing list your participation, the level of questions you ask and the topics you are interested in. Besides, we know about the Django book, would you like to work at our company?" Daniel Moisset Machinalis– /
  16. 16. "... the level of questions you ask ..."
  17. 17. I learned to ask!
  18. 18. Good questions are a stimulus and a gift for hackers
  19. 19. Try to find the answer by yourself before asking
  20. 20. Only what you say is what we know about yourself
  21. 21. ...
  22. 22. Aren’t you tired about everything happening in the big capitals?
  23. 23. "You can NOT change other people. The only one that you can change is yourself” Irene, my psychologist–
  24. 24. "I, humitos, will travel all around Argentina in my own car and I will organize a Python event in every city I visit with the idea of decentralize the knowledge."
  25. 25. Wouldn’t be too much?
  26. 26. How many times did we achieve our goal on the first try?
  27. 27. I did nothing.
  28. 28. I tried Again
  29. 29. A huge shock (my girlfriend left me)
  30. 30. A lot of work. A lot of “dead time” by adapting myself on each city. I thought on changing the strategy dramatically...
  31. 31. Go back everything to zero
  32. 32. [...] Grant objective: Spread the word during ~ 3 months in cities from Argentina, Paraguay and Bolivia that are not too populated or where never was a Python event [...] I’m a bit too proud of myself…
  33. 33. 3 journeys, 3 go and forth and 9 months living in extreme conditions
  34. 34. RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation grant $3,000 to Manuel Kaufmann for outreach and education efforts in cities from Argentina, Paraguay and Bolivia
  35. 35. 100% committed: ¡Argentina, Paraguay and Bolivia!
  36. 36. Success, successful cases, succeed and more… uses of the “success” word :)
  37. 37. Re-think everything.
  38. 38. “OK, let’s continue on. If we can overcome this situation nothing will stop us...” [...] Grant Proposal: $5000 to promote Python by delivering Lectures Express/ Coursesaround different cities in South America [...]
  39. 39. RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation grant $5,000 USD to Manuel Kaufmann to support continued lectures and educational courses around different cities in South America
  40. 40. We want more women in the Python community!
  41. 41. We bring the programming to inhospitable places...
  42. 42. ...
  43. 43. We want to shake the world! [...] Grant objective: Spread the word during 3 months in cities from~ Perú and Ecuadorthat are not too populated or where never was a Python event and work on diversityby organizing Django Girls Workshops. [...]
  44. 44. RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation grant $750 per month for three months to Manuel Kaufmann for a trial "Python Ambassador" outreach and education effort.
  45. 45. RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation approve the Python Ambassador program for South America as outlined https://mail.python.org/mailman/private/psf-board/2016- November/041096.html
  46. 46. LESSONS
  47. 47. Recover the trust on unknown people
  48. 48. Low down the classic social expectations
  49. 49. Take advantage of traditional broadcasting media (TV, radio and newspapers)
  50. 50. What started by a simple “print “Hello world!”” it’s now a reality
  51. 51. Lago Titikaka, Bolivia
  52. 52. Cerro 7 Colores, Argentina
  53. 53. Cataratas del Iguazu, Argentina
  54. 54. Machu Picchu, Peru
  55. 55. Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
  56. 56. ~60.000 Km(by car)
  57. 57. +70 events (30 Django Girls!) +3500 people reached +100 cities and 10 countries +5000 followers on Twitter and Facebook +100 article on newspapers, TV, blogs, etc +100 subscriptions on each Django Girls
  58. 58. 3 tips to success
  59. 59. Passion
  60. 60. Feel
  61. 61. Believe
  62. 62. What are you waiting to make your “Hello World” a reality?
  63. 63. Thank you
  64. 64. Did you learn to ASK?
  65. 65. Manuel Kaufmann humitos@gmail.com @reydelhumo @argenpython elblogdehumitos.com argentinaenpython.com

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