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[Events] Hosting a women's Python workshop in LA

Lukas Blakk lukasblakk at
Tue Apr 12 18:05:56 UTC 2011

Hi Audrey,

This is great news! I hope that you're finding the material so far to be 
The other day we had a meetup discussion in irc #pystar about tweaking 
the curriculum and one thing that will be updated is that the material 
for the Django workshop will go into more bite-sized modules.

I'd be happy to talk more with you about some of the methods we're 
trying to promote and also how the first Bay Area workshop goes (it's 
coming up on April 29 & 30). I haven't taught the PyStar poll tutorial 
yet but have taught the Ruby on Rails equivalent at the Railsbridge 
workshops here.

Anyway, would love to stay in touch and also work with you to improve 
the PyStar program through a use & improve feedback loop.


On 04/12/2011 11:00 AM, Audrey Roy wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I've been lurking on this list ever since meeting Asheesh at PyCon. 
>  Greetings from LA :)
> So we (myself and the other LA Python women) are hoping to host a 
> women's Python workshop in LA next month.  I've been looking at 
> various options for class material including:
> - the PyStar version of the Django poll tutorial
> - Zed Shaw's Learn Python the Hard Way book
> - something else from the web and/or something custom, e.g. Flask or 
> App Engine-based which may be more beginner-friendly than Django
> I saw your earlier posts about what went well/what students had 
> trouble with, and I'm doing a bit more research.  Do you have any 
> advice on teaching specifically the PyStar Django poll tutorial? 
>  We're happy to fork and contribute if there are any parts that could 
> be made easier for beginners.  I do like the idea of getting women 
> into hands-on Python web programming since it's practical.
> Also, if any of the PyStar organizers or class assistants have time to 
> talk over the phone, I'd love to chat briefly and humbly ask for 
> advice.  You can reach me at Cartwheel at 818-288-1008, or I can email 
> you my personal cell # privately.
> Audrey
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