[TIP] Testing in Python bof location

Benjamin Smith benjaminwarfield at just-another.net
Wed Mar 2 10:28:26 PST 2011

On Wed, Mar 2, 2011 at 12:28 PM, Jesse Noller <jnoller at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 2, 2011 at 12:08 PM, Terry Peppers <peppers at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Sorry guys, kind of back from vacation. Shaking some cobwebs out of my head.
>> TiP BoF will be on Saturday, March 12, 2011 @ 7:00 PM. People should
>> begin assembling @ 6:00 PM, I'll officially reserve the room (or ask
>> that we get the space) @ 6:30 PM so we can get setup.
>>>> I think we had Exhibit Level Room C (from page 1 of PDF.)
>> Yep, Paul .. that jives with my recollection.
>>> I am +1 for not getting a large space.
>> I'm with Paul and Alfredo on +1 on not a larger space. One thing we
>> could consider is removing some of the tables out of the room that we
>> were in and replacing them with chairs. If we removed half of the
>> tables (front/back/left/right) we should be able to increase capacity,
>> while maintaining the intimate feel that makes TiP BoF enjoyable. If
>> we can't take down walls as Paul has suggested, I'm for removing
>> tables ... which I think is reasonable.
>> Additionally, while we did increase capacity like 4x in 2010 over
>> 2009, I wonder if we can push it even higher in 2011. Certainly it's
>> infamy is a draw, as is the free pizza, honest lightning talks, energy
>> and personalities but I think moving it to a ballroom risks eroding
>> what's made it great which is high energy and intimate.
>> A couple of things I owe ... and I'll get to them today.
>> 1. TiP BoF page on the PyCon site.
>> 2. Update/Start a TiP BoF thread on Convore and TiP
>> 3. Draft and publish "the rules"
>> * Pizza provided by Disney (Paul, you're the best)
>> * BYOB
>> * Sign up for lightning talks (no one is given preference - first
>> come, first served)
>> * There'll be gentle heckling
>> - t.
> Ewa will have to speak to walls/room configuration. (if we can expand
> it). I am fine with not expanding the space then. I was just offerin'
> Also, remember you're role. Titus is Paula Abdul. I'm Simon. :)

For Titus to practice: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5U2cQJbIas

Also, given the recent changes to the Idol line up, we need a Steven
Tyler.  I vote Peppers for Tyler.

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