Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Omaha Python Users Group, May 10 -- User Group Meeting Notes

May 10, 2007

Well now, that was quite a meeting. We ended up not talking about any of the announced subjects so it was a very good meeting (I like spontaneous talks). Eli made an appearance tonight and for a sysadmin who doesn't "program", Eli has produced some pretty interesting python projects. sipie, Pronounced SY PIE, like "sirius python", sipie is a command-line player for Sirius online Internet streaming

We also talked about using private certs and CA's, the different python based packages and use them with the twisted framework. Eli hammered out the details and did something with twisted that not many knew was possible. Thanks for sharing -- Very Cool.

As with previous meetings, kudos to Jay and Reboot The User for graciously donating the space for the gathering. The new executive conference room is nearing completion -- we will be stylin' then. Also, props to Todd for covering the pizza guy before I got there. Pizza and Pop sponsored by DM&T.

And finally, thanks to O'Reilly (Marsee) for the great door prize. Eli, even won the door prize, "Programming Python" by Mark Lutz.

Mark your calendars early, June 14, and don't miss out on the fun.

We'll be giving away a copy of "Python in a Nutshell", 3rd Edition for a door prize. There will be food and drink and hopefully many more "lightning" talks about projects by local python developers. There is a rumor that we might get a sneak peek (and play) with a beta unit mame based gaming console (think arcade size console).