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== Pinging user groups ==
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Groups where I think I can make a difference:
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* ChiPy http://www.chipy.org/
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** Pinged someone there to have a Hangouts conversation. Hoping to hear back by Mon Aug 26.
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** This could lead to 1/3 speaker diversity goals.
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* SF Python http://www.meetup.com/sfpython/
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** Pinged them with a possible speaker.
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** This could lead to 1/3 speaker diversity goals.
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* DC Python http://www.meetup.com/dcpython/
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* Vancouver Python http://www.meetup.com/vanpyz/
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** I sent them a ping. Could be a good target for a project night.
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* Paris Python http://www.meetup.com/Paris-py-Python-Django-friends/
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** Probably they'd love to do a project night. Yay Sylvain Zimmer.
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Groups where further research is required:
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* NYC Python http://www.meetup.com/nycpython/
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* SF Django http://www.meetup.com/The-San-Francisco-Django-Meetup-Group/
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* Austin Python
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* NYC Django http://www.meetup.com/django-nyc/
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* Sydney Python http://www.meetup.com/sydneypython/
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* Brisbane Python http://www.meetup.com/Brisbane-Python-User-Group/
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* Oslo Python http://www.meetup.com/oslo-python/
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* Miami Python http://www.meetup.com/python-miami/
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* Pune Python http://www.meetup.com/PythonPune/
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* Hyderabad Python http://www.meetup.com/Hyderabad-Python-Meetup-Group/
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* Cleveland Python http://www.meetup.com/Cleveland-Area-Python-Interest-Group/
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* Django Stockholm http://www.meetup.com/djangosthlm/
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* Python Ireland http://www.meetup.com/pythonireland/
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* Pittsburgh Python http://www.meetup.com/pghpython/
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* Python Chile http://www.meetup.com/python-chile/
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Groups that seem OK:
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* Boston Python http://www.meetup.com/bostonpython/
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** I presume they have things under control, but maybe I should check in anyway.

Revision as of 16:17, 21 August 2013

Goals

Between June 1 2013 and Dec 1 2013:

  • At least 3 intro / diversity events get run after consultation with the fellow in each of the first and second half of the fellowship
  • At least 3 user groups improve their speaker diversity in the first half of the fellowship and at least 5 user groups improve their speaker diversity in the second half of the fellowship

Plan

Within the first month:

  • Will announce the project to the group-organizers mailing list.
    • By Mon June 10.
      • Will actually send Fri June 14; blog post will go live today.
  • Write an outline for the informational index page that has info for user group organizers.
    • If time this month, turn that into a high-clarity web page.
    • Will probably try to get in person feedback from Michelle Rowley when I visit Portland for Open Source Bridge.
    • Will publish the source to the website as a git repository on presumably Github, to accept pull requests and other feedback.
    • Outline by June 17.
  • Identify 20 Python user groups and get in touch with their organizers, presumably by email, indicating these goals of the meta-organizer fellowship, linking to the guide, and asking if they'd like to participate and/or chat about the guide.
    • To help me do the contacting in batch, first I'll be making a spreadsheet or similar table of these groups, with estimates for their sizes.
    • Initial contact by Wed June 26.

Info website

Let's start by making it Asheesh's tips for a great user group.

Those are:

  • Think about newcomer-friendliness in your topics
  • Don't do it alone (see also Yannick summary)
  • Host lightning talks
  • Have a social thing after the talks
  • Run a BPW clone
  • Keep track of your success
    • Random sampling is a good tool in general, if you can't reach everyone
  • Funding tips
    • PSF wants to fiscally sponsor you probably/possibly
    • Get your Meetup fees refunded


What else?

Pinging user groups

Groups where I think I can make a difference:

Groups where further research is required:

Groups that seem OK: