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A Call to Arms for Python Advocacy

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As the Python Advocacy Coordinator, I've put up some wiki pages on the Python
website for which I'm soliciting ideas, writing and graphics. Some of the
material exists scattered about and just needs locating and organizing.

http://wiki.python.org/moin/Advocacy

First there is a need for whitepapers and flyers - I've put up a list of
suggested topics w/notes at:

http://wiki.python.org/moin/AdvocacyWritingTasks

And there are fields for signing up for specific documents. We also have a
page of possible magazine articles if that's more your style:

http://wiki.python.org/moin/ArticleIdeas.

These works are to be formed into advocacy kits for various audiences. So far
we have the following ideas for kits:

- College Student's Python Advocacy Kit
- IT Department Python Advocacy Kit
- University Educator's Python Advocacy Kit
- K-12 Educator's Python Advocacy Kit
- Research Lab Python Advocacy Kit

The table of contents for the various kits can be found at:

http://wiki.python.org/moin/Advocacy#AdvocacyKits

Did we miss your kit? And what would you include in any of these?

Next, we are seeking reusable/retargetable teaching materials, such as those
under a Creative Commons license. We need slide presentations and class
handouts. Now I know there are a great many slide presentations on the web
about Python. I can google them all but we're not looking for just any
presentation, we're looking for the best of field. You can find the
collection point at:

http://wiki.python.org/moin/Advocacy#TeachingMaterials

Last, perhaps you can dash off an idea or two for promotional merchandise.
This could be the usuals like shirts but also posters, bumper stickers and
buttons. What would you like to have? And with what graphics or slogans? We
can reuse some of the slogans from the PyCon Slogan Contest, but are there others?

Our collection point for promo item ideas is at:

http://wiki.python.org/moin/Advocacy/WearablesGadgets

All materials will be credited to the authors to the extent possible by the
delivery media. Make your mark.

Jeff Rush <ad******@python.org>
Python Advocacy Coordinator
Dec 7 '06 #1
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In article <ma***************************************@python. org>,
Jeff Rush <je**@taupro.comwrote:
As the Python Advocacy Coordinator, I've put up some wiki pages on the Python
website for which I'm soliciting ideas, writing and graphics. Some of the
material exists scattered about and just needs locating and organizing.

http://wiki.python.org/moin/Advocacy

I think it also appears to need faster hardware. It's running glacially
slow.
Dec 7 '06 #2

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Roy Smith wrote:
I think it also appears to need faster hardware. It's running glacially
slow.
runs fine here

i.

Dec 7 '06 #3

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In article <11**********************@j72g2000cwa.googlegroups .com>,
"Istvan Albert" <is***********@gmail.comwrote:
Roy Smith wrote:
I think it also appears to need faster hardware. It's running glacially
slow.

runs fine here

i.
Maybe it was a transient thing -- it's running fine here too now.
Dec 7 '06 #4

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Jeff Rush wrote:
These works are to be formed into advocacy kits for various audiences. So far
we have the following ideas for kits:

- College Student's Python Advocacy Kit
- IT Department Python Advocacy Kit
- University Educator's Python Advocacy Kit
- K-12 Educator's Python Advocacy Kit
- Research Lab Python Advocacy Kit

The table of contents for the various kits can be found at:

http://wiki.python.org/moin/Advocacy#AdvocacyKits

Did we miss your kit? And what would you include in any of these?
[coming_from[lang].advocacy_kit
for lang in ('C/C++', 'Java', 'Perl', 'PHP', 'Visual Basic')]

(the six more popular than Python according to
http://www.tiobe.com/tpci.htm)

George

Dec 7 '06 #5

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Roy Smith schrieb:
In article <ma***************************************@python. org>,
Jeff Rush <je**@taupro.comwrote:
>As the Python Advocacy Coordinator, I've put up some wiki pages on the Python
website for which I'm soliciting ideas, writing and graphics. Some of the
material exists scattered about and just needs locating and organizing.

http://wiki.python.org/moin/Advocacy


I think it also appears to need faster hardware. It's running glacially
slow.
I hope you are _not_ using IE...

(Sorry, I didn't want to offend you, but it's fine with me ,too.)

:-)

Thomas
Dec 8 '06 #6

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Thomas Ploch schrieb:
Roy Smith schrieb:
>In article <ma***************************************@python. org>,
Jeff Rush <je**@taupro.comwrote:
>>As the Python Advocacy Coordinator, I've put up some wiki pages on the Python
website for which I'm soliciting ideas, writing and graphics. Some of the
material exists scattered about and just needs locating and organizing.

http://wiki.python.org/moin/Advocacy

I think it also appears to need faster hardware. It's running glacially
slow.

I hope you are _not_ using IE...

(Sorry, I didn't want to offend you, but it's fine with me ,too.)

:-)

Thomas
Well, I should have not answered right the first of 107 messages without
reading further...

Thomas
Dec 8 '06 #7

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