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Diversity in practice: How the Boston Python Meetup grew to 1000 people and over 15% women

A session at PyCon US 2012

Sunday 11th March, 2012

2:10pm to 2:55pm (PST)

How do you bring more women into programming communities with long-term, measurable results? In this talk we'll analyze our successful effort, the Boston Python Workshop, which brought over 200 women into Boston's Python community this year. We'll talk about lessons learned running the workshop, the dramatic effect it has had on the local user group, and how to run a workshop in your city.

The Boston Python Workshop is a project-driven introduction to Python for women and their friends. It has run 6 times with the Boston Python Meetup in the last 12 months, bringing over 200 women into the local Python community. By being fully integrated into the main user group, the workshop has helped the Meetup grow to over 2**10 members and consistently draw over 15% women at its events. We'll talk about lessons learned running the workshop, the dramatic effect it has had on the Boston Python Meetup, and what it takes to run an outreach event in your city.

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Asheesh Laroia
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Jessica McKellar

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Time 2:10pm2:55pm PST

Date Sun 11th March 2012

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