Small acts make great revolutions: crafting Python and Open Source communities in Rio de Janeiro (#78)

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Small acts make great revolutions: crafting Python and Open Source communities in Rio de Janeiro

Presented by Guilherme Chapiewski; Henrique Bastos

Even though we are Python lovers, we at PythOnRio (Python's Rio de Janeiro users group) strongly believe in differences. Programming languages and technologies are not religions. Why do we have to compete against each other when we can take advantage of diversity by sharing our knowledge and learning to use the best tools for each job? By promoting this thinking we are gathering people from many different open source communities.

That's our main recipe for the success of initiatives like Coding Dojo Rio, PythOnCampus, Dev in Rio, #horaextra and many other social meetings where we have gathered some of the smartest people in Rio's software development community.

With this philosophy, Rio de Janeiro communities are growing and starting to jell - they are becoming so strongly knit that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.

In this talk, we would like to share not only our "methods" and "formulas", but the values and experiences that are leading us to build a strong and active community while having lots of fun.