Sunday, August 26, 2007

Release delay

Many apologies. The demands of work at the moment are preventing me from releasing The Python Papers according to schedule. When the magazine is ready, it will be published. This should be within the week and apologies to all for this delay. Preparing the magazine takes a significant number of hours in order to properly proof-read and visually lay out the articles. As such, it will still be a few days before this process is complete.

Thanks,
-Tennessee

Monday, August 20, 2007

PyLinkedIn

Hi all,

Tennessee here. I'd just like to comment on the PyLinkedIn effort. It's really nice to see so many people connecting to one another. I see it as a way to improve the connectedness of the community. I have accepted many invitations which people have made on my LinkedIn account but I have declined others. I personally prefer to connect to people I know or have some connection with. Others may have a different philosophy which is fair enough also.

I would recommend that people use their networks socially, not just as a means for increasing connections. While being well-connected in the network is great, it is far more effective to be socially connected. In order to strengthen the social bonds as well as the purely technical connections in the community, a measure of participation will be required.

So, to those who I have connected with, thanks for the invitations. To those whom I have not accepted, I look forward to getting to know you at some stage and I will be happy to connect up later!

All the best,
-Tennessee Leeuwenburg (Editor-In-Chief, The Python Papers)

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Next Issue Due: August 25

In a slight deviation from published timelines, the next issue of The Python Papers will be made available on August 25! We have another great issue being assembled as we speak and I'm sure it will contain something for everyone.

Stay tuned and make sure you grab your copy in just over a week's time.

Regards,
-Tennessee Leeuwenburg
(Editor-In-Chief, The Python Papers)