Thursday, March 27, 2008

pyCologne Python User Group, Cologne, Germany, March 12, Notes

The Python User Group in Cologne met at the computer centre of the University of Cologne. The meeting was attended by about 13 people. German speakers might want to refer to our wiki page:

After welcoming and introducing the new participants, there were some announcements of upcoming events:
  • March, 13th - 16th PyCon in Chicago, IL, US.

  • March, 15th demonstration against extensive electronic suveillance in Cologne.
  • March, 21th - 24th Easter Hack Location: Bürgerhaus Stollwerck, Cologne

  • March, 26th 19:30 party/information-meeting about the "Document Freedom Day". Location:
    Hallmackenreuther, Brüsseler Platz 8, 50674 Köln.

  • April, 12th - 13th, RuPy Conference, Poznàn, Poland

  • May, 9th - 10th, PyCon Due Italia Konferenz, Florence, Italy

  • August, 13th - 24th, FrOSCon 2008 St. Augustin near Bonn, Germany.

Proposals for upcoming meetings:
  • Christopher Arndt offers to give his talk "How to write pythonic Code" at the next pyCologne-Meeting. He will give this talk at RuPy 2008.

  • Stefan Pampel offers to introduce the vi(m)-Editor.
  • Thomas Richter proposes that pyCologne organize Talks at FrOSCon 2008.
  • Günther Jantzen asked for a sequel to the MoinMoin-Talk from Reimar Bauer.

  • Günther Jantzen talks about a project to convert an extensive scientific document written with an old version of Word-Perfect to a modern format preserving text-formatting and footnotes. This is done by using XML, Trees and the visitor-pattern.

The next meeting will be held on, Wednesday, April, 9th.

The minutes of the meeting in German language can be found here.

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