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video tutorial by Ian Ozsvald and Kyran Dale, added 03/07

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Doug asked us to prepare a talk for the 2007 PyCon plenary sessions to explain our goals. Kyran and I talk about why we started ShowMeDo and how we want to help keen Python (and Open Source) users to share knowledge and education.

This video was filmed with the kind help of our friend and artist Shardcore (

Uploaded on 24th February 2007, running time 4 minutes.

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Excellent. Just joined ShowMeDo Google group. Hope get my current question about comments not showing up answered and look forward to contributing.

Cool video, it's nice to see how showmedo got started; I know it will bring you success in the years to come!!

I'm glad to have found your site! I've just recently made a career move into the IT field and REALLY appreciate the spirit of this site.

Hi Tom. Not 200,000 *videos* just yet...we have *served* 200,000 videos to viewers (of 157 videos in the site today).

[phew] 200k videos would be rather a nice number to achieve :-)


Hi guys.. nice looking site

Ian, you said that you have 200,000 screencasts... did I hear that right?



Oi, stop dissing my couch! That couch has seen me through many a curry on a Friday night and there's not a mark to be seen (cheek!).

The Paisley patterning does leave much to be desired. One day, when I've got an income with some money to spare...

There's certainly little that is 'slick and glossy' about that video, or the couch - aside from some of the suspicious stains, of which the less said the better...

Perhaps the show-me-doers can start a campaign to buy Ian a new couch?

Hi Brian, thanks for saying that. The whole point of the video is to share our passion and to show that we aren't too worried about slick, glossy productions - we just want to share quality educational material.

We can all do this kind of thing, so here's where we can share it.


Good video! It's one thing to see the idea for the site described in text, it's even better to get it via video as you can get a feel for the personality and spirit behind it.

Oh crikey, you're not the first to tell me I need a new couch :-) One day, some time in the future, I will get one!


Hey Ian,

very nice video! Your couch looks terrible though ;-)

Thank you Horst! It really was time that Kyran had his face in the site, so here everyone gets to see the two of us in-the-flesh.



Nice ! Finally i found out how you look. (You look very cool)

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