I've been comparing notes with the guy behind the counter here at Urban Grind, turns out we're both big Idiocracy fans. Seattle has two monster stadiums, compared to Portland's humble PGE Park. We don't pack our bleachers. That doesn't mean we're not watching on LCDs in neighborhood coffee shops. Even little league games make it live to the big screens in sports bars, in zip codes with closed circuits.
The PSF board approved the Diversity Statement 8-0-0. I've been yakking up a storm regarding our affirmative action plans around minors and college aged Pythonistas. Here's the full text of the motion:
RESOLVED that the PSF adopt the following diversity statement, and publish it with links to ancillary materials maintained by members of the diversity list:In principle (feel free to draw one) there's a Venn diagram showing overlap with gender-based targets and quotas, also around Pycon / Baghdad, with having some keynotes in Arabic, maybe with simultaneous translation by some streaming protocol. The Blip TV archives might host the dub tracks or subtitle tracks as user-specified playback options.
The Python Software Foundation and the global Python community welcome and encourage participation by everyone. Our community is based on mutual respect, tolerance, and encouragement, and we are working to help each other live up to these principles. We want our community to be more diverse: whoever you are, and whatever your background, we welcome you.