Python Project Night

Come work on Python projects, get programming help, help others, and hang out.

Bring your own project or work on one of the suggested projects below. Everyone is welcome, all skill levels are encouraged.

Friendly people will be here to help beginning Python programmers with language basics and practice.

Audience: Everyone! All Python experience levels are welcome, and everything is self-paced.

When: 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Where: Braintree
Food: Pizza will be provided by Braintree

Things to bring: a wireless-enabled laptop and power cord.

Need some project ideas? How about:

Learning Python

• The official Python tutorial http://docs.python.org/2/tutorial/introduction.html

• How to Think Like a Computer Scientist: Learning with Python http://openbookproject.net/thinkcs/python/english2e/

• An introduction to Python through writing games http://inventwithpython.com/chapters/

• Learn Python the Hard Way http://learnpythonthehardway.org/

Projects

• If you contribute to an open source project that uses Python and want to help new contributors, let us know in a comment!

• Graphite, awesome monitoring. https://graphite.readthedocs.org/en/latest/overview.html

•  making use of https://github.com/theycallmeswift/BreakfastSerial (requires that you bring an arduino and usb cable) 

• Help convert a package to python 3 http://python3wos.appspot.com/

• Want to learn a Python web framework? Check out the Django tutorial. https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/dev/intro/tutorial01/



Questions?

If you are interested in working on a specific topic, please leave a comment to let us know. Maybe we can find someone in advance who knows the topic!

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  • Sheila Miguez

    I mentioned to someone at the meeting that there is a site that compares and evaluates django packages. I find it very useful.

    https://www.djangopackages.com/­

    March 21

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello, about a year ago I started learning Python and visited Python Office Hours. Carl and Sheila began me on a path of learning many words and web sites.

    An environment for the Rice course was a lot of fun but alas most of us have to leave school at some point.

    Having to build chains of dependencies everytime and therefore distros always being somewhat unique seems to be a hurdle worth clearing off the track.

    March 19

    • Sheila Miguez

      I definitely agree with this. I have a python project and right now just have a fabric script that assumes a debian system and only does some some apt-get stuff and a few things before moving on to the pip install step. Don't use my repo as an example yet since it is buggy, and I'm also still in the learning process. But if you are curious here it is. https://github.com/res...­

      I am hoping at some point to do something more sophisticated and also to have instructions for people who use different platforms for development. I'm pretty weak on instructions for windows platforms. And right now my docs are seriously light on details. http://tyler.readthed...­

      I'm going to sprint at pycon to improve all of that.

      March 21

  • Sheila Miguez

    Hi everyone,

    Thanks for coming to the meeting! I had fun and enjoyed hearing about the things people are interested in.


    I mentioned the PyCon 2014 Warmup talk event next week. Here is the url http://pycon2014warmup.eventbri...­

    March 21

  • Corey Hubbard

    GreatSuff!!!

    March 20

  • Aaron Brady

    Hi, is Project Night a different week this month? I ask because it was on the 4th Thursday in February, but the 3rd Thurs. this time, thanks.

    March 18

    • Sheila Miguez

      Yes, this one is tomorrow, which is the 3rd Thursday.

      March 19

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