Python Advocacy Kit for Research Labs
The intent of this page is to collect ideas on what should be included in such a kit. Elsewhere, we are soliciting flyers and whitepapers which when finished will be used to make up advocacy kits.
Suppose you're a scientist or engineer in a research lab and you'd like to adopt Python in your modeling, analysis or visualization work. What materials would you need to make that happen?
This wiki page is a collection point - we will later relocate, organize with other related content and write abstracts about them so that others can find them more easily.
a "What is Python" flyer
- a "What is Python" introductory video for sharing or showing in a group
- a "What is Python" podcast for sharing with those who aren't convinced to spend time at a user group meeting (unlike the video, for listening while doing something else)
"Scientific Computing with Python" whitepaper
"Replacing Matlab with Python" whitepaper
- a whitepaper to share with your peers or a curriculum review board explaining why Python is relevant in today's research lab environment.
"Data Visualization and Graphing with Python" whitepaper
- a 2-sided flyer of Python resources, listing summary availability of user groups, books, trainers and speakers.
"Using Python with Java whitepaper
"Python for C++ Programmers" whitepaper
"Using Python with .NET" whitepaper
"Python and Databases" whitepaper
"Comparing Python to Java" whitepaper
"Comparing Python to Ruby" whitepaper
"This Python is No Tortoise" whitepaper
"Starting a Python User Group" whitepaper, for encouraging one within your facility
There is quite a mix of whitepapers above because it isn't possible to guess which topics the researcher might need. But by providing them all in a kit, the inside advocate can select those appropriate to his research facility.