The Cologne Python User Group met on April, 8th at the computer centre of the University of Cologne. The meeting was attended by about 12 people. German speakers might want to refer to our wiki page http://www.pycologne.de.
- Center For Free Software: pyCologne's member Thomas Richter tries to get support from official organizations to provide a home for developers, users and usergroups within the free-software-community. Recently he has got support from the Odysseum, the new science-exhibition-center and museum in Cologne, where the World Plone Day will be held on April 22th: see http://www.odysseum.de/ and http://rheinland.worldploneday.de/
- For Python core development Mercurial has been selected as the new version-control-system: http://www.selenic.com/mercurial/wiki/
- For 2009 Google's Summer of Code 28 projects have been selected http://code.google.com/soc/. Project list: http://delicious.com/gsoc2009/python?page=1. Reimar Bauer animates people to become a mentor.
- Automating PowerPoint using Python (Andreas Schreiber), for June or July 2009
Twitter with Python (Andreas Schreiber)
The Talk introduces the MicroBlogging Service Twitter and describes how to use the Python API and Library python-twitter, to write text-messages to a Twitter-Microblog.
You can find the talk (in German language) at http://wiki.python.de/User_Group_K%C3%B6ln/VortragTwitterMitPython
Google's App-Engine (Andi Albrecht)
Andi gave an overview about Google's App Engine and the APIs used. He covers development and deployment of web-applications on this platform and describes among other topics how to use the API Datastore and the SQL-like language GQL to fetch data.
You can find the full talk (in German language) at http://wiki.python.de/User_Group_K%C3%B6ln/VortragAppEngine
Announcements and Information on Twitter
Thanks to Andreas Schreiber you can find pyCologne now on Twitter: twitter.com/pycologne
The minutes of the meeting in German language can be found here.
The next meeting will be held on, Wednesday, May, 13th.
We enjoyed the rest of the evening in our usual italian restaurant having food, drinks and friendly conversation.