Started: June 1, 2013
Nov 1, 2013
Extended end: March 1, 2014
# (*) (+) 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/].
* At least 3 intro / diversity events get run after consultation with the fellow
in each of the first half of the fellowship (3 of 3 achieved, plus 3 more in the works for after end of grant period, 4 if you count maybes)
* At least 5 user groups improve their speaker diversity in the second half of the fellowship (0 of 5 achieved,
with 3 planned for after end of grant period , 4 if you count maybes)
=== Post-second-half ===
Groups running intro & diversity events:
# (*) PyLadies Boston is excited about running a Django tutorial, though Jennifer there says it's likely to occur after PyCon
# (*) (?) Python Barcelona is likely to do lightning talks in March, which may include women speakers
That's the status right now, if I recall correctly. The second half has
about three weeks left.