SF Python workshop, October 2012

From OpenHatch wiki


  • Asheesh Laroia - asheesh@asheesh.org
  • Karen Rustad - karen.rustad@gmail.com
  • Ari Lacenski - alacenski@gmail.com


Oct 20, 2012
This is 3.5 weeks from today (9/26). It might be a good idea to move it back, into November.

Venue Ideas

Location Contacted? Response? Contact Person
Sauce Labs Yes None Alex Glowaski
Wikimedia Foundation No -- --
Hackbright Academy No -- --

We're unsure about having it in SF vs. East Bay. Sudo Room would be a good option, if East Bay.

Approximate schedule

(Ari would like to fix up wiki formatting on this section.)

  • 9am: Check in, get settled.
  • 9:30am - 12:30pm: 30/45-min collective workshops using versions of Matt Harrison's slide deck.
  • 12:30-1:30: Lunching
  • 1:30 to 5: Small group/individual guided hacking
  • 5-6pm: Demo hour
  • 6pm: Celebratory drinks

To do

  • Nail down a venue
  • Find food and drink sponsors
  • Identify teachers
  • Write Matt Harrison for permission to use his slides
  • Promote

Teacher suggestions

  • Asheesh
  • Karen
  • Ari
  • Isis
  • Kellan from Noisebridge Py101
  • Lucas (lsblakk?) of PyLadies
  • Lynn Root
  • Jonathan Moore
  • Liz from Noisebridge Py201
  • Pamela Fox
  • Others?

Note: none of these people have been contacted yet!


Ari would like to request lots of nonalcoholic drink options and a non-pizza approach to food. Fruit, salad, high protein, low-carb/low-dairy/vegetarian options would be key, if we're providing food. Feeding meals to crowds is hard; it might be best to just send people out for lunch but provide snacks.