Attend External Events 2019: PyCon India 2019
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In this task we will co-ordinate activities to be carried out at the PyCon India 2019. This is work in progress. Some sections are not filled out yet. Submit your ideas and suggestions in the comments.

When and where will it be held?

Maps

What is it?

"PyCon India is the annual gathering of Pythonistas, run by the Indian Python community, to foster adoption of the Python programming language. PyCon India 2019, will take place in Chennai, between Oct 12 and 15. This is 11th edition of the conference and about 1200 people are expected to participate in this event, from all over the country."

According to the organisers. PyCon India is the annual conference of the Python community in India, which brings together developers, experts, academics, scientists and enthusiasts from all over India and abroad. It is one of the largest Python conferences in Asia. Most attendees are currently from India, but the international crowd is growing.

For more detailed information about the event, the sponsorship prospectus might help.

What do we want to achieve?

  • Increase awareness regarding KDE as an organization in India and invite more contributors to KDE software from India.

Concrete goals:

  • Organize Devsprint for interested KDE project(s).
  • Contribute to making KDE a household name be trying to make KDE, Plasma and some of KDE's more popular applications recognisable
  • Help KDE become recognised as a provider of quality software and improve consumers' and businesses' awareness and positive perception of KDE products.
  • Promote KDE as a FOSS organization to invite young contributors with a will to learn.

How will we achieve these goals?

...

... Devsprint

we can have any interested project organize a devsprint at IITM Research Park. The procedure to apply for devsprints [to be updated]

... A Booth

A booth promoting KDE softwares. The current list is:-

  • KDE Plasma
  • Plasma Mobile
  • KDE Connect
  • Krita

... Networking

Who will attend?

Provisional list

Important dates

12th October

Booth

We will have a community showcase space available at the event for one day at the conference.

More stuff

Anybody else who would like to help with this, please just jump in.

We need a list of TODOs...

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rempt added a subscriber: rempt.Sep 1 2019, 11:04 AM

I have designed for flyers for Krita here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/9b1m52aebhbde1l/Krita_brochure_2018-edited_without_bleeds.pdf?dl=0 . I can sponsor printing them (through paypal).

paulb added a comment.Sep 1 2019, 11:31 AM

Stickers:

ognarb added a subscriber: ognarb.Sep 15 2019, 12:51 PM

You could try to display Cantor too, since it's now allow to work with Jupyter Notebook and Python. https://kde.org/applications/education/org.kde.cantor

brute4s99 triaged this task as Normal priority.Sep 15 2019, 12:56 PM

UPDATE

We have the 🟢 from PyCon India organizers for the stall. We need to get the material ready to showcase at the conference!

rempt added a comment.Sep 15 2019, 1:13 PM

thanks @rempt ! I'll take 1000 Flyers with me to PyCon India 2019, as we discussed over mail.

As discussed with @paulb , here is the proposed material that we want to take to the community showcase:-

STANDEE for KDE.org

FLYERS (Krita)

POSTER (Community Showcase)

STICKERS (KDE Logo)

brute4s99 updated the task description. (Show Details)Oct 3 2019, 7:13 PM

Hi Piyush,

If you are going to print a good quality A0 poster, I would suggest removing the "in 2019" part from it so it can be used in future events. ;)

Thanks for organizing this and spreading the world for KDE at such a big event!

Thanks for the input, @neofytosk ! I've edited the poster accordingly, please take a look!

I'm also uploading the original KDE India design svg for future reference:-

Looks good to me, should do the job fine! =)

I'm back from PyCon India 2019 :D

check out the photos at https://twitter.com/brute4s99/status/1182348957881552896?s=19
(make sure to check out the whole thread) :)

Have you written about this in a blog post or something, @brute4s99 ? Or do you intend to? If so, could you post the link here so we can have some sort of post-mortem?

@paulb yes, I need to write a post for this yet. Will try to finish it within a couple of days!

Perect. Let us know when you do.