I was very impressed and inspired by the high school students (!) who presented their work on Open Thermostat. The "shout out solutions to the problem domain" exercise was fun, but dragged on too long and quickly turned into a developer obscure knowledge competition. Finally, the Negotiation presentation was fantastic, and by itself made the meeting worth attending.
0 · October 11, 2012
Hey everyone, PLEASE make sure your RSVPs are accurate. If you *know* you can't make it, then please update your RSVP response so that I have an accurate headcount for pizza. I don't want to overspend our sponsor dollars and end up with a ton of extra pizza. (Worse, that's less budget that we have for beer for folks who actually do show up!)
So please please keep your RSVP response up-to-date!
0 · October 10, 2012
For part of the meeting on 10/10 I plan to lead an interactive highly unscientific survey of the nooks and crannies of how we get things done in python.
Here is the process:
The audience will shout out problem domains (for example: persistence, IDEs, web application servers, packaging, other languages you use/should know, etc)
We will call out solutions and write them down ( for example: in persistence, files, mongodb, shelf, json, xml, sql)
We will take a show of hands to roughly arrange what people like the most.
We will record all this and post it so we can all use what we discover.
Then we will repeat the process for a different area.
There will be two rules:
1) No debates, even if people disagree strongly we will name things and move on.
2.)Bring your enthusiasm and make our meeting interesting.
I have made a list of problem domains. You can shout a domain you want to know about, or post it here in advance.
0 · October 3, 2012