There is much interest from the club to do stuff in Python, so let's get together and build a simple website using a python-based "micro framework" called Flask. We can also touch on other frameworks. The goal here will be to have you install and create a web site written in Python while we go over some of the basics of the language, how it works and some of the related technologies such as HTML/CSS for the actual web page(s) itself.
You don't need to be an experienced programming to take this on--we'll try and make this as simple as possible while providing hooks for more advanced users to tap into and try out more advanced features/functions.
Python is becoming a popular language for web development but it can do so much more. It's one of the better (best?) languages to learn as a beginner and also one of the most active and therefore advanced languages out there.
NASA has Python running in space, Google had Guido van Rossum (invetor of Python) as an employee (now at Dropbox), Foursquare uses it for their site, Twitter uses it all over the place... The list goes on. Python is everywhere and no matter what your application, it wont hurt to pick up a little yourself. :)
Bring your laptop and follow along with the HOWTO we'll publish along with this little meetup event. Since we'll be taking this slow, starting with the basics, we may not be able to cover everything in one night and may spread this tutorial/HOWOT across a couple or more meetups.
If you have anything you'd like to show & tell, especially (but not exclusively) in python, we'd love to see it!