[Israel.pm] Python talk

Shlomi Fish shlomif at iglu.org.il
Mon Dec 6 02:24:05 PST 2004

On Sunday 05 December 2004 16:30, Offer Kaye wrote:
> On Sun, 5 Dec 2004 14:51:49 +0200 (IST), Gabor Szabo <gabor at perl.org.il> 
> > > I'd like to come over and do a presentation about that, if you'll
> > > accept an ex-Perl devotee, now a Python zealot.
> >
> > Shall we invite Liraz to give a talk on one of the meetings ?
> > To YAPC::Israel::2005 ?
> Short answer:
> Just my opinion, I don't mind hearing this talk, but I think one of
> our monthly meetings would be a better venue for that, where we can
> actually have a good discussion with Liraz.
> Longer answer:
> I always thought that the role of Israel.pm in general, and
> YAPC::Israel in particular, is to promote Perl in Israel. Simply
> hearing a lecture about why Python is better than Perl, without the
> ability to respond and discuss the points raised (and there is really
> no such option at the YAPC lectures) will do nothing to promote Perl.
> If enough people are interested, perhaps we can have some sort of
> debate, or open round-table, during YAPC, instead of a lecture? We
> could pit Ran Eilam(1) vs. Liraz Siri, with the audience contributing
> questions and comments. That I think would be better than just a
> simple lecture promoting Python. For that I suggest you refer Liraz to
> the the upcoming Israeli Python Conference... ;-)

I second that opinion. Such a talk is inappropriate to a YAPC, but would be 
acceptible in one of the monthly meetings.


	Shlomi Fish

Shlomi Fish      shlomif at iglu.org.il
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