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Notes from August 20, 2013 RocPy meeting

From: Richard S.
Sent on: Wednesday, August 21, 2013 11:54 AM
Thank you all for your awesome presentations and participation in last night's meeting! Here are some notes to pass along, as they might be of interest to the group as a whole.

Alex Chernavsky
 * Has a call-out to the members of RocPy about a couple of very interesting and tremendously helpful Python-related volunteer activities at Lollypop farm. We'll pass on his message in a later e-mail.

Casey DeLorme
 * Gave a great talk on Python, pygobject and GTK+ 3: https://wiki.gnome...­

Jenn Kotler
 * Updated us on their Sky Time learning software, and a nice website to go with it: http://www.playsk...­

Josh Russo
 * Introduced us to the Python Debugger (PDB): http://docs.pytho...­

Ralph Bean
 * Showed off some more of his fedmsg stuff, this time in IRC complete with Unicode-based characters for text-based graphing!

Rich Sarkis
 * Recommends subscribing to Python Weekly: http://www.python...­
 * Learn about descriptors and properties in Python, make them part of your development practices:­
 * Using __new__ and Metaclasses: http://concentric...­

For the people mentioned here, if you have more you'd like to pass on just reply and send it to the list.

See you all next month!

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