We have an exciting October meetup planned!
To kick things off, Tabish Chasmawala will present his work on the Open Thermostat project, which uses Python for the control logic and AI system of an energy-efficient, practical, scalable home thermostat. The scope of the project is that the thermostat both effectively learns from you while managing your comfort level and mastering your schedule. If you looked at one of those fancy Nest controllers and wished it were built with Python, you should come check out Tabish's project.
Bill Bergmann will then lead an "audience participation" session to poll different problem domains, and then get quick audience votes on approach to dealing with those problems. This should be very helpful for intermediate users who have some familiarity with Python, but want to know what packages or IDE tools or testing utils are popular, and some pros and cons of each. This should be fun and I can see this becoming a regular thing we do every few meetups.
Finally, Danny Mulligan returns with another installment of his ever-popular "And Now For Something Completely Different" series. This time, he will be discussing the topic of Negotiation. Intrigued? So am I...
So come join us this Wednesday night at 7pm for our final meetup at the Texas Tribune! (Starting in November, we will be meeting at the Capital Factory in the Omni Hotel downtown.) Afterwards, we'll head down to a nearby bar to continue the discussions and resolve any lingering Emacs/Vim "discussions" stemming from Bill's session.
See you tomorrow!