[Twisted-Python] Re: Teach Me Twisted Redux

Steve Holden steve at holdenweb.com
Fri Mar 21 16:05:15 EDT 2008

J. Clifford Dyer wrote:
> On Thu, 2008-03-20 at 07:33 -0400, Steve Holden wrote:
>> If someone can provide me with the code I will undertake to produce some 
>> sort of blog entry, and this might further publicize Twisted. Never 
>> underestimate the value of marketing: the Twisted community is a subset 
>> of the Python community, and it's my particular vanity that PyCon has 
>> helped to increase the Python community. It's important to keep feeding 
>> introductory material into the process as growth continues, because 
>> typically 50% of those present are likely to be newbies.
> Having contributed the replacement laptop, I've got the "official"
> working code from Teach Me Twisted.  I'd be happy to send it to you,
> Steve, or anyone else who wants to blog on the session.  One caveat: the
> laptop I had with me at python belongs to my employer, so it's sitting
> in my office right now, and I won't be able to get to it until Monday.
The authentic source would be very welcome, Cliff, and thanks.

Hope the new laptop is behaving itself ...

>>> Next year, we should definitely have more regular Twisted talks; I'd say 
>>> that someone else should do another "teach me twisted" session, but I 
>>> don't know if anyone else has the raw charisma and pedagogical expertise 
>>> that Mr. Holden combined with Twisted ignorance to make this session so 
>>> great :).
>> Don't forget the whisky ...
> Believe me, I won't. ;) Actually I think the whisky was a minor but
> essential ingredient in making the event as fantastic as it was.  Just
> having the bottle sitting up front was a good reminder to people that we
> were there because we think this stuff is fun.  It took a lot of the
> formality off of the learning process, and that informality helped
> people get excited about the endeavor.
>> What we possibly need first of all is for someone to do a "Teach Me 
>> Teach Me" in the tutorial track, with myself and a number of the more 
>> experienced trainer types as the "subject matter experts". These things 
>> are always one-off in nature and it's unrealistic to expect that they 
>> will all have the same charm as "Teach Me Twisted" did this year for all 
>> the reasons I mention above, but if it gets information out more 
>> effectively about "difficult" topics it's probably worth a try if we can 
>> find someone to facilitate them.
> I'd love to try my hand at "teach me" style teaching, for what it's
> worth, and would be interested in a Teach Me Teach Me session.
Maybe you could facilitate it?


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