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What else?
 
Status: http://user-groups-beta.openhatch.org/
 
I also already know some text changes I should make, having used the text as part of convincing ChiPy to do project nights.
 
== Pinging user groups ==
 
Being tracked in Trello. Specifically:
Groups where I think I can make a difference:
 
* [https://trello.com/b/k1nKgpJK/project-night-candidates Project Night candidates] (board open for public viewing)
* Future board to be made.
 
=== Groups where I think I can make a difference: ===
 
* ChiPy http://www.chipy.org/
** Pinged someone there to have a Hangouts conversation. Hoping to hear back by Mon Aug 26.
** This could lead to 1/3 speaker diversity goals.
** Other relevant groups
* Python Ireland** http://www.meetup.com/pythonirelandWomanDevelopers/
*** http://www.meetup.com/Girl-Develop-It-Chicago-IL/
** Project night status: they want to have one, but I don't know who can "run" it. I just pinged aeva to see if it makes sense as a one-off to organize something that's theoretically a PS:1 + ChiPy collaboration.
* SF Python http://www.meetup.com/sfpython/
** Pinged them with a possible speaker.
** This could lead to 1/3 speaker diversity goals.
* DC Python http://www.meetup.com/dcpython/
** 1 woman speaker in the past year
* Vancouver Python http://www.meetup.com/vanpyz/
** It seems likely that I can help connect them with speakers. Next unmet speaker slot is in December.
*** Though I wonder if it'd be interesting to have, like, DC Python Data Science lightning talks at the upcoming data science-y one.
** Encouraged to apply for Meetup reimbursement on 2013-10-03; no answer yet.
** Other relevant groups:
*** http://www.meetup.com/dc-pyladies/
* Baltimore Python
** Had phone call; maybe will run a Project Night soon.
** Encouraged to apply for Meetup reimbursement on 2013-10-03; no answer yet.
* ~200 peoplle Vancouver Python http://www.meetup.com/vanpyz/
** I sent them a ping. Could be a good target for a project night.
** I should send them a fresh ping.
* Paris Python http://www.meetup.com/Paris-py-Python-Django-friends/
** Probably they'd love to do a project night. Yay Sylvain Zimmer.
* ~200 Python Ireland http://www.meetup.com/pythonireland/
** Super healthy group: women leader, seems to be fairly diverse in attendance and speaking.
** 20-40 attendees per meeting
** Could possibly add a project night. Pinging.
 
Groups where further research is required:
* Cleveland Python http://www.meetup.com/Cleveland-Area-Python-Interest-Group/
* Django Stockholm http://www.meetup.com/djangosthlm/
* Python Ireland http://www.meetup.com/pythonireland/
* Pittsburgh Python http://www.meetup.com/pghpython/
* Python Chile http://www.meetup.com/python-chile/
* Boston Python http://www.meetup.com/bostonpython/
** I presume they have things under control, but maybe I should check in anyway.
 
* FIXME: Add socal linux stuff per #openhatch conversation 2013-08-30
 
== Status ==
 
=== Dates ===
 
Started: June 1, 2013
 
Mid-way: October 16, 2013
 
Extended end: March 1, 2014
 
=== First half of grant period ===
 
 
Groups running intro & diversity events:
 
# SF Python started running Project Nights
# An introductory Python lecture in a new user group in Bhubaneswar, India, run by Tarashish Mishra. This led to the creation of [http://pybbs.in/ PyBBS].
 
Groups with gender diversity improvements in speakers:
 
# SF Python
 
Goals were:
 
* At least 3 intro / diversity events get run after consultation with the fellow in each of the first half of the fellowship (2 of 3 achieved)
* At least 3 user groups improve their speaker diversity in the first half of the fellowship (1 of 3 achieved)
 
=== Second half of grant period ===
 
(Caret (^) means the event either happened already, or is scheduled and progressing along toward success. High certainty.)
 
(Star (*) indicates not yet scheduled, but seems very likely to happen. Moderate certainty.)
 
(Question (?) indicates that it is planned, but not scheduled yet. Low certainty.)
 
(Plus (+) indicates that it is expected, but '''after''' the end of the grant period. This by itself does not affect certainty.)
 
 
Groups running intro & diversity events:
 
# (^) Python Dominican Republic ran a Project night, Nov 19. [http://python.do/blog/reunion-30-noche-de-proyectos/]
# (^) Chicago Pythonistas ran a Project Night, Feb 27. [http://www.meetup.com/ChicagoPythonistas/events/163257702/]
# PhillyPUG is running Project Nights again; the first new one in a while is the result of a conversation I had with Dana Bauer. It took place Feb 17. [http://www.meetup.com/phillypug/events/165096342/]
# (^) PyLadies NYC organized a Linux Beginners Tutorial (their idea!) and I'm helping them with scripts and general support. [http://www.meetup.com/NYC-PyLadies/events/163631692/]
# (+) A multi-week intro Python event in Seattle is going to be organized by Mako.
# (+) (*) PyLadies SF is organizing an Intro to Django event on April 26. my role, as I understand it, was to help connect people. [http://www.meetup.com/PyLadiesSF/events/166595482/]
# (+) (?) PyLadies Boston is interested in running a Django-oriented newcomer's tutorial. Expected in May or so, after PyCon.
 
 
Groups with gender diversity improvements in speakers, due to my collaboration with them:
 
# (^) (+) PDX Python has booked Mele Sax-Barnett to speak in March [http://www.meetup.com/pdxpython/events/162097922/].
# (*) (+) I helped connect SF Python with more women speakers again. This will come to fruition on March 12 (but is not published yet).
# (*) (+) Connected Stacey Sern and Allison Kaptur with NYC Python for the PyCon warm-up talks in April (meetup page here: [http://www.meetup.com/nycpython/events/163115902/] but their names aren't mentioned yet).
# (^) (+) For the first time in its history (as I understand it), Python Barcelona has talk proposals from women. Their upcoming lightning talks will have more diverse speakers, at their upcoming "Learn Some Python" event on March 30. [http://www.meetup.com/python-185/events/161424252/].
 
Goals were:
 
* At least 3 intro / diversity events get run after consultation with the fellow (3 of 3 achieved, 6 if you count events after the end of the grant period, 7 if you count maybes)
* At least 5 user groups improve their speaker diversity in the second half of the fellowship (0 of 5 achieved, 4 if you count events after the end of grant period)
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