Python Indonesia June 2013 Meetup

My opening speech notes at Python Indonesia meetup

Hello Pythonistas!

Python Indonesia just had another great meetup, last Saturday. It was our first bilingual (English and Indonesia) meetup ever!

I wrote my opening speech just 30 minutes before. What I am trying to say from this keynote are:

  • Community
  • Community is not only developers, that most of us think so. Community consist of many people: users, entrepreneurs, scientist, analysts and so on. We shouldn’t narrow down our community definition limited only to developers.

  • Consistent
  • Start small and consistent. That’s all the best I could do. I am not imagining we will have a huge workshop with more than 100 attendees. I prefer small talk and consistent every two months.

  • The 10,000 hours
  • This one is inspired by Malcom Gladwell, Peter Norvig, and most famous hackers all around the world. You should spend 10,000 hours to become an expert. Don’t take everything instantly.

    Learn, learn and learn. Always be hungry. Then, the expert says that the best way to learn is to teach. That’s what I am trying to build with this meetup. Gathering speakers, and you don’t have to be an expert to give speech here. And the last one to become an expert is to be in the right circle. Hope this community will become a right circle.

  • News from community
  • One of the April meetup speaker, Ikhlasul Amal. His mom just passed away.

For the meetup documentation, you can check the photos, videos and slides. Actually we also recorded the audio but it hasn’t been released yet.

Kudos to all speakers and attendees!

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