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The Austin Python Meetup Monthly Meetup

We have a great program lined up for May!

Jack Minardi will present Enthought Canopy, a comprehensive Python analysis environment with easy installation & updates of the proven Enthought Python distribution. Canopy is focused on making the power of the open Python environment more accessible to scientists, engineers, and others involved in scientific and analytical computing.

We also have several lightning talks lined up:

* Kesten Broughton will talk about creating a 2D altitude chart as an addon for Google Maps "get directions" service using the Python beta API.  (Since hills often determine which route to take based on hills and elevation, this would be a helpful pop-up for when users select the "bicycle" icon.)

* Roger Serwy will talking about IdleX and PEP434.  IDLE, everyone's favorite Python IDE, has been receiving much more attention recently to fix its bugs and provide enhancements. PEP434 allows changes to IDLE in maintenance releases and IdleX provides a set of extensions to improve IDLE's usability.

* Jason Norvinger (and Travis Swicegood and I) will talk a little bit about our Austin bid to host PyCon 2016, and lead a bit of a brainstorming session to pull together ideas to help the PyCon Organizing Committee understand why this is a great idea.  (We will try to keep the whole "dissing of non-Austin metropolitan centers" to a minimum, but it really depends on how many beers everyone's had at that point.)

Also: We received notice that we will need to be in the "classroom" side of the Capital Factory space again this time, which means that we will have somewhat limited space.  They are going to try to arrange the seats and whatnot so that we can squeeze everyone in, but I would encourage everyone to PLEASE make sure your RSVP is accurate, and to get here on time if you don't want to end up standing in the back.

See you all tomorrow!



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  • Jason N.

    I sent this to the mailing list as well, but wanted to make sure everyone saw it.


    Hey all,

    Thanks for the great conversation last night around bringing PyCon to Austin in 2016/17! Like Peter said, we need every bit of help the Austin Python community can muster.

    We'll be organizing over on the Austin PyCon Organizers mailing list, sign up at!forum/austin-pycon-organizers . While we need everyone's help on this, we'd especially appreciate anyone with conference organization or grant writing experience stepping up and lending their expertise.

    You can find the Montreal bid at . We'll be talking about this on the list quite a bit coming up, so be sure to get familiar with it.

    Lastly, we do have a deadline on August 1 to get our bid to the PyCon organizers. So, please don't wait, we need to get rolling on this soon.

    Thanks and hope to see you on the mailing list!

    Jason Novinger

    May 9, 2013

  • smeg

    It's great I always learn something when i go.

    May 8, 2013

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    May 8, 2013

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    May 8, 2013

  • Derek B.

    What is the best place to park?

    May 8, 2013

  • Scott "Deepwoods" L.

    Totally bummed I'm not around anymore to attend these. I still want a PyCon shirt from Kevin

    1 · May 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey guys, we're looking for a local python/django dev, hoping to meet someone tomorrow. It's freelance / part time to start but might grow to a full time position. Drop us a line at [masked]

    May 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey guys - I am in Austin that week, but leaving Wed afternoon so I wont be able to attend. But Mon-Wed (morning) I am in Austin and looking to talk to people interested in joining a great saas developement team at Zenoss

    April 30, 2013

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