[SciPy-user] A Call to Arms - Advocating Python in Science
jeff at taupro.com
Thu Dec 7 09:58:50 CST 2006
Greetings. I've been lurking on this list, to check out what is needed to
support Python in the scientific community. I'm the Python Advocacy
Coordinator that the PSF has hired to help out.
My main jumping off point for advocacy topics is at:
One of the items I'm hoping to get input about is the contents of two advocacy
kits I'm getting together:
- Research Lab Python Advocacy Kit
- University Educator's Python Advocacy Kit
I'm drumming up a series of whitepapers, flyers, videos and podcasts to put
into those kits. Not being a scientist myself, I need ideas on what is needed.
The actual individual items are being solicited at:
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. We're collecting links and
I know some of this already exists in the scientific community and I just need
some nudges to come up to speed on what is available for me to make use of.
Also permissions for reuse and reformatting, in some cases.
Thanks for any assistance you have time to provide,
Jeff Rush <advocate at python.org>
Python Advocacy Coordinator
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