[IPython-user] [Fwd: Request for help in finding IPython contributors]

Fernando Perez Fernando.Perez at colorado.edu
Fri Sep 15 14:45:43 CDT 2006


Hi all,

I'm forwarding a request from Ian, from the ShowMeDo site.  Ian, sorry for the 
big delay, this week was a bit crazy...

Cheers,

f

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Request for help in finding IPython contributors
Date: Wed, 6 Sep 2006 11:18:52 -0500 (CDT)
From: Ian Ozsvald <ian at showmedo.com>
To: Fernando Perez <Fernando.Perez at colorado.edu>
CC: Kyran <kyran.dale at gmail.com>
References: <1025.81.77.49.19.1150629930.squirrel at mail.zettai.net> 
<449B7533.5090100 at colorado.edu>

Hi Fernando.  Just a quick update mail - I'm wondering if it'd be possible
for you to put out a request on my behalf, asking for someone to make a
video (even better - a series) introducing all the new features of
IPython?

I upgraded to 0.7.2, saw the changelog and thought Wow!  But...trying to
find docs on it all is a bit tricky, and I still don't know what I might
have been missing from earlier versions.

Certainly the PickleShelve poor-man's-ZODB is very cool and I'm already
using it for large datasets (not to share, just easy persistence).
Features like the runner, timing and scripting look cool but I've no idea
where to start, or even if they're relevant to me (so I don't put in the
time to investigate, arg!).

The videos I cut for you are amongst our highest viewed of all time
(11,367 views out of close to 60,000 ShowMeDo downloads, from our growing
collection of 59 videos).  I'd bet that they're popular because people
know that they're only scratching the surface, and would love to learn
more.

To that end I've added an IPython request:
http://showmedo.com/requests?tags=IPython
but without someone picking up the baton, it might languish at the bottom
of the heap.  Previously I'd added a Django suggestion and that received a
huge amount of attention (resulting in 67 non-repeated votes):
http://groups.google.com/group/django-users/browse_thread/thread/183422adb96eaaaf
http://groups.google.com/group/django-users/browse_thread/thread/a4bde9e8c15fed61
which has helped us to find Django contributors (new Django videos are in
the works, and probably at least one TurboGears series too).

If cool with you, a mailing pointing at the IPython request and mentioning
our keen interest in IPython-demonstrations could really help us find a
few people to further promote IPython.

Am curious to hear what you think!
Ian.


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