Tuesday, March 31, 2009

TuPLE (Tucson, AZ) - March recap

There seems to be a good bit of interest in Python in the Tucson area, with new attendees from the UofA and several local companies who use Python for their daily work.

Ben Reynwar gave us an intro to Django, including basic project setup and routing urls to python methods.

Lucas Taylor introduced the Twisted framework and basic concepts including the Reactor, Deferreds, and Protocols. Demo code was shown to illustrate the basics of a simple server implementation.

Dave Thompson gave his Flash & Python talk. Included an overview of what Flash and Flex are, the AMF (Adobe Messaging Format), and python tools used for parsing and encoding objects in AMF. Discussed pyAMF and his own new library AmFast.  AmFast is an AMF3 encoder/decoder implemented for speed. Initial tests show an 18x increase in speed for the encode/decode operations.   Slides available on the limscoder blog

Monday, March 30, 2009

Pyowa Meeting This Week

This is just a reminder that we have a Pyowa meeting this week on Thursday, April 2nd. It will be held at Durham Center in Ames, IA on the ISU campus from 7-9 p.m. Directions are on the website (www.pyowa.org). Topics include the following:

1) What PyCon attendees thought of PyCon (likes, dislikes, etc)
2) Code snippets that they'd like to show that they learned about or created at PyCon
3) I attended a meeting about Python user groups and will share ideas with how we might improve ours
4) The last 10-20 minutes will probably be devoted to figuring out who will do what next time.

If you're in the area, come on out! Bring your friends, even if they think Perl is the coolest thing since sliced bread. We'll set them straight!

Mike Driscoll

Monday, March 9, 2009

pyCologne Python User Group, Cologne, Germany, March, 11th, Announcement

The next meeting of pyCologne will take place

Wednesday, March, 11th
starting about 6.30 pm - 6.45 pm
at Room 0.14, Benutzerrechenzentrum (RRZK-B)
University of Cologne, Berrenrather Str. 136, 50937 Köln, Germany

  • UDP-Broadcasts (Rebecca Breu)
  • Twitter with Python (Andreas Schreiber)
At about 8.30 pm we will as usual enjoy the rest of the evening in a nearby restaurant.

Further information including directions how to get to the location can be found at:
http://www.pycologne.de (Sorry, this page is in German only)