[TIP] PyCon BoF

laidler at stsci.edu laidler at stsci.edu
Sun Mar 15 20:40:57 PDT 2009

>-> On Mar 15, 2009, at 9:36 PM, "C. Titus Brown" <ctb at msu.edu> wrote:
>-> >Anyone up for a PyCon testing BoF? Rather than anything formal -- the
>-> >spread of testing tools is too great for that ;) -- I thought it might
>-> >be fun to organize a testing-specific series of lightning  
>-> >presentations,
>-> >and/or a dinner/drinking outing, and/or a brainstorming session,
>-> >and/or...
>-> >
>-> >Thoughts?  Enthusiasm?

>Well, we all need to eat.  So how about a Saturday evening dinner?  I
>don't remember the restaurant situation, exactly, but I think we should
>just ask our friendly local Chicagoans to recommend a place with decent
>food & drink that's unlikely to be too busy even on a Friday.  (Terry?
>Any thoughts?)
>And heck, I'll try to remember to bring a projector with me to the conf,
>so we can just find a room and do some drunken lighting talks after
>Sound good?

Uh, can I cast a vote for doing things in the opposite order? 

How about starting with the lightning talks -- then those who want
to carry on the conversation over dinner and/or drinks can do so? 

Also, that way there is more of a chance of attracting people who might
be only casually interested in testing at the moment, but whose 
interest and enthusiasm might be piqued by what they hear. There's
not much chance of collecting those people if the answer to "When are
the lightning talks on testing?" is "Oh, whenever we get
back from the pizzeria, we'll find a room someplace..."

Vicki Laidler

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