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Re: [DCPython] Hackathon Saturday

From: Ryan D.
Sent on: Friday, January 25, 2013 1:15 PM
Thanks Tom!

Sorry I missed the comment. The poll projects are primarily to show that
there will be multiple people interested in the same things, and you
will be able to discuss and learn with others.

A full lightning talk may not be necessary. At the beginning (about 10)
we will do a quick overview of the different tracks. Then more detail
can be given to, or determined by, those people interested in each
track. Please find me around 10 so we can let everyone know about your
project and what your goals are.

Welcome to the group! I look forward to meeting you!


On 01/25/[masked]:30 PM, Tom Baker wrote:
> Hi Ryan,
> Many thanks to you and the other organizers of this event!
> Please forgive me, I'm new to this group, but I'm unsure how this mailing list
> ([address removed]) relates to the stream of comments posted at [1] and,
> therefore, whether my message proposing a command-line script (appended below)
> reached everyone on this list.
> On Fri, Jan 25, 2013 at 12:25:59AM -0500, Ryan Day wrote:
>> We have a strong showing, several different projects and a few areas of
>> focus so there should be something for everybody.
> ...
>> Scientific Computing:
>> GIS:
>> Hurricane Sandy
>> Game Dev
>> Django
> Has list of candidate projects has already been fixed to the above?  Is there a
> page where we can or should sign up for a particular project, or will the
> groups be sorted out as the first step of tomorrow's meeting?  Someone
> suggested, for example, that the day might start with lightning talks.
> I'm also wondering whether there might be -- given sufficient interest, of
> course -- any sessions about command-line scripts.  I'm guessing that the areas
> of focus listed above involve graphical interfaces and website design, which
> are way beyond my simple needs.  Specifically, I'm wondering whether I should
> prepare a lightning talk on my command-line script -- or not bother because it
> does not fit any of these areas of focus?
> Many thanks,
> Tom
> [1] http://meetup.dcp...­
> --------------------­--------------------­--------------------­----------
>     I would like to propose my own relatively simple command-line script,
>     The script re-writes and re-sorts folders of plain-text to-do lists according
>     to rules that you edit as your needs evolve, then urlifies the lists for your
>     browser.  I have run this script, which in its previous Korn shell incarnation
>     was featured in UnixWorld (1994) and (2006), for 20 years.
>     The current Python version is fast and stable, but I would now like to re-write
>     it, completely from scratch, with unit tests, per-directory configuration files
>     in YAML, documentation in markdown, and possibly OO design.
>     I could demo the current script in a lightning talk and present the
>     requirements as I see them.  We could use it as an opportunity to test the
>     Pythonic ideal of starting a coding project with unit tests and collectively
>     walk through the paces of documenting even a relatively simple project in a
>     well-managed Github repository.

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