Socal piggies-04-28-2011-pyladies

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PyLadies lightning talk at SoCal Piggies on April 28, 2011.

I showed the group what the local Pythonista ladies are up to. Ladies' Night recap, Intro to Python workshop inspired by Railsbridge/PyStar/Montreal Python, building friendships, helping experienced female Python devs form a support network.

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Socal piggies-04-28-2011-pyladies

  1. 1. PyLadiesWomens Python social club and advocacy group
  2. 2. Who am I?• Audrey Roy• Co-Founder of Cartwheel• Co-creator of djangopackages.com and Packaginator framework• Django front end + devops
  3. 3. PyLadies• Womens Python social club and advocacy group • Part of it is teaching womens Intro to Python workshops • But we want to go beyond that
  4. 4. The PyLadies Organizers • 7 female Python developers in LA whove volunteered as co-organizers • Audrey Roy • Katharine Jarmul • Esther Nam • Sandy Strong • Sophia Viklund • Jess Stanton • Christine Cheung
  5. 5. Recap of Python Ladies Night 1• Python womens advocacy• virtualenv• the mod_wsgi documentation• Django-based content management systems• how we each got into Python development• Homemade spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, Portos meat pies, wine, sparkling water, roofdeck views on a Saturday night
  6. 6. Intro to Python Workshop for WomenInspired by the larger womensprogramming workshop movement• Railsbridge• PyStar• Montreal PythonWe all know smart women. Letsteach them Python :)
  7. 7. Goals of PyLadies• Increase the # of women in the Python community until we have 50% women• Build friendships!
  8. 8. What does this mean to the community?• Does your company need developers? Help us make them!• To those with girlfriends, wives, daughters: If she doesnt code in Python yet, encourage her to attend a workshop and learn
  9. 9. Want to know more?pyladies.comPlease pick up a flyer and pass it on

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