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RE: [DCPython] Learning Python - Per a possible meeting at MLK on Saturday, I'm reposting Ada Doug R. Jan 30, 2014 10:20 AM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - On Wed, Jan 29, 2014 at 11:01 PM, David Lowell < Kevin C. Jan 30, 2014 10:15 AM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - I'm a newbie to python and starting to pick it up, I'm going to try to make this also. [masked] - Nathan On Wed, Jan 29, 2014 at 11:25 PM, Nathan D. Jan 30, 2014 9:58 AM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - (and my number is[masked]) On Jan 29, 2014, at 11:10 PM, Aaron Schumacher < ajschumach Aaron S. Jan 29, 2014 11:24 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - Me! I might just spend the day at MLK; call/text when you're around - I'm down to teach/learn re: Python etc.~ - Aaron Aaron S. Jan 29, 2014 11:09 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - Would anyone be interested in meeting up this Saturday from ~2pm - 4pm at MLK Library for a self-study session? -David On Tue, Jan 28, 2014 at 10:13 P David L. Jan 29, 2014 11:00 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - Hi Google seems to propose python course : https://developers.google.com/­edu/python/?csw=1 Regards Louis On Jan 21,[masked]:47 AM, " user 8. Jan 28, 2014 10:11 PM
Python Practice Projects - http://pythonpracticeprojects.­com/ Yusuf A. Jan 27, 2014 4:29 PM
Re: [DCPython] employment offer sanity check? - Preview not available Matthew S. Jan 27, 2014 12:17 PM
Re: [DCPython] employment offer sanity check? - FTW, indeed. I've used that to generate basic XML and XSLT, and I like it. And that can indeed be used for front end, as you say. I was technically Sarah Jan 27, 2014 12:13 PM
Re: [DCPython] employment offer sanity check? - Preview not available Matthew S. Jan 27, 2014 11:46 AM
Re: [DCPython] employment offer sanity check? - That'd be cool. I haven't made a web page in over 14 years (it was on Geocities). But wouldn't this involve learning HTML and possibly JavaScript? Sarah Jan 27, 2014 11:40 AM
Re: [DCPython] employment offer sanity check? - Preview not available Dave L Jan 27, 2014 11:39 AM
Re: [DCPython] employment offer sanity check? - Possibly, but I would suggest getting familiar with the website-redo first: https://github.com/DCPython/dc­python-django . That needs to be completed sooner rather than later, e.g. by Alex C. Jan 27, 2014 11:33 AM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - Correct On Mon, Jan 20, 2014 at 9:26 PM, Rami < [address removed] > wrote: Alex C. Jan 21, 2014 4:43 AM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - > On Sun, Jan 19, 2014 at 11:00 AM, Sparkles < [address removed] > wrote: >> >> May I sign up to be an assistant teacher? >> >> I've Rami Jan 20, 2014 9:25 PM
Re: [DCPython] employment offer sanity check? - Hi Alex - As one of the newbies anxiously awaiting the start of the Saturday Le gerri c. w. Jan 20, 2014 6:28 PM
Re: [DCPython] Django-CMS Help - Hey Mark, I can you help with Django-CMS setup. Look for me at the next meetup and/or email me any specific questions you might have. Drew Engelson Drew E. Jan 20, 2014 5:21 PM
Re: [DCPython] Django-CMS Help - Thank you Alex. I'll try and make it to one of the upcoming meetings and bring along my laptop. Mark On Mon, Jan 20, 2014 at 4:15 PM, Alex Clark Mark T. Jan 20, 2014 4:58 PM
Re: [DCPython] Django-CMS Help - Sure, I'd expect the office hours to be a good time/place for that On Mon, Jan 20, 2014 at 3:47 PM, Mark Trimble < Alex C. Jan 20, 2014 4:14 PM
Django-CMS Help - Just wondering if there's any interest out there in devoting some meeting time to help in getting Django-CMS setup in a hosted environment (in my case I'm using Webfaction). Thanks, Mark Mark T. Jan 20, 2014 3:47 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - For those that were interested in learning Python for data analysis, the workshops Abhijit mentioned are now posted at  http://www.meetup.com/Data-Com­munity-DC/ .   T Tony O. Jan 20, 2014 2:58 PM
Re: [DCPython] Hackathon? - You are not limited by those ideas that are listed, I'm not doing any of those, although I'm covering some aspects of what is listed there. You are right that all the apps call for more UI skills than backend. There might be projects there where you co Alen Jan 20, 2014 9:44 AM
Re: [DCPython] Hackathon? - On Sun, Jan 19, 2014 at 09:20:41AM -0500, Alen wrote: > Is anyone from the list going to ArtBytes hackaton? I might be getting some > sponsorship for commute and food if anyone is interested in joining. Or we > could share a ride or something. I've amk Jan 19, 2014 11:48 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - Please do! On Sun, Jan 19, 2014 at 11:00 AM, Sparkles < [address removed] > wrote Alex C. Jan 19, 2014 11:03 AM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - Sarah Jan 19, 2014 10:59 AM
Re: [DCPython] Hackathon? - Is anyone from the list going to ArtBytes hackaton? I might be getting some sponsorship for commute and food if anyone is interested in joining. Or we could share a ride or something.  On Saturday, January 18, 2014, amk < Alen Jan 19, 2014 9:19 AM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - that is a real good idea. Jeff do you want to go ahead and add the Arlington Location you had mentioned to me about? Amir A. Jan 18, 2014 7:35 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - Eddie, JAG, et. al. please add your name and location preference here: http://www.meetup.com/DCPython­/messages/boards/forum/1378368­2 Alex C. Jan 18, 2014 3:29 PM
Re: [DCPython] employment offer sanity check? - We studied on collaborating with PythonJobs.com where they run this board for their clients: http://www.jobboard.io/ . Or we could build one ourselves. The idea is to eventually generate revenue for the Alex C. Jan 18, 2014 3:11 PM
Re: [DCPython] employment offer sanity check? - Great idea, thanks Gloria! OK let's give this a shot. I've just reactivated our Message Forums and added three forums here: http://www.meetup.com/DCPython­/messages/boards/ Alex C. Jan 18, 2014 3:08 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - I didn't hear back from them as to what locations and their contact # Amir A. Jan 18, 2014 2:34 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - On Jan 18,[masked]:52 AM, "Alex Clark" < [address removed] > wrote: > > Kevin, FWIW: for "civilian" correspondence I've personally given up on threaded discussi Kevin C. Jan 18, 2014 9:18 AM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - Kevin, FWIW: for "civilian" correspondence I've personally given up on threaded discussion in favor of top posting because it seems to be what most "normal folks" understand. I will still engage in threaded (i.e Alex C. Jan 18, 2014 8:51 AM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - On Jan 18,[masked]:01 AM, "A.Amir" < [address removed] > wrote: > > I want to start soon but in the mean time I was waiting on anyone that can offer to teach the classe Kevin C. Jan 18, 2014 8:41 AM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - I think you have two volunteers already: JAG & Eddie On Sat, Jan 18, 2014 at 2:01 AM, A.Amir < Alex C. Jan 18, 2014 8:03 AM
Re: [DCPython] Hackathon? - On Sat, Jan 18, 2014 at 01:05:26AM -0500, Minhaz Mahmud wrote: > Thanks for the information. I wish there were more hackathons in the MD > area. Are there any more that are coming up that people know > about? I'll try to go to this one. Art amk Jan 18, 2014 7:24 AM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - I want to start soon but in the mean time I was waiting on anyone that can offer to teach the classes. I am still doing some sear Amir A. Jan 18, 2014 2:00 AM
Re: [DCPython] Hackathon? - Richard, I am a Python programmer AND I'm helping the Civic Fed organize the event! I'd love to have any DCPython people join in, if interested. In my day job I am a developer with the Sun Jeremy C. Jan 18, 2014 1:02 AM
[DCPython] Hackathon? - Preview not available Minhaz M. Jan 18, 2014 12:49 AM
Hackathon? - Richard Jan 18, 2014 12:45 AM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - Just checking in - when do you plan to start the python weekend sessions? Regards, Reita Sikka Reita S. Jan 17, 2014 11:27 PM
Re: [DCPython] employment offer sanity check? - Preview not available E A. Jan 17, 2014 10:32 PM
Re: [DCPython] employment offer sanity check? - Preview not available Joshua T. Jan 17, 2014 10:04 PM
Re: [DCPython] employment offer sanity check? - In the NYC Python Meetup we set up a discussion forum for job postings (along with rules for posting, Gloria W Jan 17, 2014 10:01 PM
Re: [DCPython] employment offer sanity check? - Actually that wasn't a jab at you Eric, sorry! I was being cryptic. We've talked about implementing a "real" job board in the past and sometimes I get frustrated with the lack of progress (with the blame falling mostly on Alex C. Jan 17, 2014 9:23 PM
Re: [DCPython] employment offer sanity check? - Preview not available Eric Palakovich C. Jan 17, 2014 9:16 PM
Re: [DCPython] employment offer sanity check? - If only we had some system for posting jobs and reading job postings… ;-) On Fri, Jan 17, 2014 at 9:03 PM, Eric Palakovich Carr < Alex C. Jan 17, 2014 9:05 PM
Re: [DCPython] employment offer sanity check? - Joshua, my team at work is looking for another developer, so maybe we could help you with that.  I work on a small team inside the non-profit who handles the truth anti-smoking ads.  Shoot me an e-mail at Eric Palakovich C. Jan 17, 2014 9:01 PM
Re: [DCPython] employment offer sanity check? - Hah; so it seems, in light of this, I should investigate what differences there are between my SQL wrangling, ETL, python daemons and web service APIs and what is considered 'experienced' enough to nab those kinds of salaries. Joshua T. Jan 17, 2014 8:21 PM
Re: [DCPython] employment offer sanity check? - Thanks guys -- that's really helpful!  On Fri, Jan 17, 2014 at 1:29 PM, Alex Clark < aclark@dcpython. Rami Jan 17, 2014 5:07 PM
Re: [DCPython] employment offer sanity check? - The survey Peter cited is indeed an excellent resource. For anyone who doesn't want to have to sign up to see it, Neil C Jan 17, 2014 1:47 PM
Re: [DCPython] employment offer sanity check? - If any of you are in the field of data analytics, you might also be interested in this O'Reilly survey that just came out, which looks at salaries in the "data science" field and how they correlate with different tool stacks: Peter W. Jan 17, 2014 1:43 PM
Re: [DCPython] employment offer sanity check? - Maybe this helps: http://www.indeed.com/salary/q­-Python-Developer-l-Washington­,-DC.html Alex C. Jan 17, 2014 1:28 PM
Re: [DCPython] employment offer sanity check? - From my personal experience and from talking to other devs in the area, I've seen salaries range between 80K to 135K+ for an experienced python developer here in DC.  This is from 6 different companies, including for-profit, non-profit, Eric Palakovich C. Jan 17, 2014 1:26 PM
employment offer sanity check? - Hey folks, Newly returned to the DC area and job hunting -- got an offer recently and hoped this is the sort of community where we're open to discussing what general compensation levels I should be expecting as a reasonably experienced Python develope Rami Jan 17, 2014 12:23 PM
RE: [DCPython] Related Python Question/Skill Set - Hassan, Thank you for reinforcing the ide Doug R. Jan 13, 2014 2:30 PM
Re: [DCPython] Related Python Question/Skill Set - Doug, One additional thing that I found pretty helpful when starting a new language -- is to get on GitHub and review Python public repositories.  Perhaps even contribute to one.  GitHub is amazing from the social aspect, Hassan S. Jan 13, 2014 1:44 PM
RE: [DCPython] Related Python Question/Skill Set - Drew, Thanks for your validation, I Doug R. Jan 13, 2014 1:33 PM
Re: [DCPython] Related Python Question/Skill Set - There have been some great suggestions in this thread. As someone who hires a lot of Python developers I'd can further validate the "there's no substitute for doing" mentality... I would much rathe Drew E. Jan 13, 2014 1:20 PM
RE: [DCPython] Related Python Question/Skill Set - Kartik, Thanks for the resources below. I Doug R. Jan 13, 2014 1:00 PM
Re: [DCPython] Related Python Question/Skill Set - Hi Doug, Kartik M. Jan 13, 2014 12:41 PM
RE: [DCPython] Related Python Question/Skill Set - Hi Jeff, Most excellent information below Doug R. Jan 13, 2014 12:28 PM
RE: [DCPython] Related Python Question/Skill Set - Aaron, Thanks, it's on my list now. Doug R. Jan 13, 2014 12:00 PM
RE: [DCPython] Related Python Question/Skill Set - Don, First off, thanks for your reply. ". Doug R. Jan 13, 2014 11:59 AM
Re: [DCPython] Related Python Question/Skill Set - You might consider going to one of the DC Code for America meets ; there's no subs Don Jan 13, 2014 11:49 AM
Re: [DCPython] Related Python Question/Skill Set - See also: Code for DC (possible connections to projects and orgs that can use help) On Mon, Jan 13, 2014 at 11:40 AM, Doug Ramsay < Aaron S. Jan 13, 2014 11:48 AM
Re: [DCPython] Related Python Question/Skill Set - Hi, Doug, How would you feel about a non-DC opportunity? I'm the co-founder of the Center for Open Science ( http://cos.io )--a non-profit in Charlottesville, VA dedicated to increasing trans Jeff S. Jan 13, 2014 11:41 AM
RE: [DCPython] Related Python Question/Skill Set - Matt, Items one and two have been at the Doug R. Jan 13, 2014 11:39 AM
Re: [DCPython] Related Python Question/Skill Set - As someone trying to transition to to software development, the two most important things for you to do (IMHO) are: 1. Read lots of code. Not only will you learn about new language features as you go, but you'll Matthew B. Jan 13, 2014 11:16 AM
Related Python Question/Skill Set - Doug R. Jan 13, 2014 9:50 AM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - I can teach remotely via ppt  if that's needed :/ I'm out of town usually On Jan 11,[masked]:49 PM, "A.Amir" < [address removed] > wrote: Shomiron G. Jan 11, 2014 3:29 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - If i can please have the people that would like to teach the class email me with the location they prefer to teach at. I want to Amir A. Jan 11, 2014 1:49 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - I live in Frederick (work in Germantown).  I keep thinking I'll go to a meeting, but DC is not convenient - and Tuesday nights often not good for me.  I'd welcome a group closer to me. Neal B. Jan 9, 2014 8:09 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - I'm checking out the MLK library. It's really nice and near the metro! -Dan This is a PRIVATE message. If you are not the intended recipient, please delete without copying and kindly advise us by e-mail of the mistake in delivery. NOTE: Regardless Dan P. Jan 9, 2014 7:02 PM
RE: [DCPython] Learning Python - Hello all! My name is Adam, I just joined this meetup group, and I teach an introductory Python class twice a month in the Digital Commons at MLK Library at 9th and G. I work here full time, and teach other classes also, but the Python class really se Adam S. Jan 9, 2014 2:26 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - I know it's common with dancing to have classes before a dance meet starts. I suppose a similar model might work - say, if there was a free coding meeting every Sat from 2-4, there could occasionally be classes before hand from 1 - 2. David L. Jan 9, 2014 1:57 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - I have never pictured this to be "formal teaching". Rather, Amir's idea struck me to be a lot like Gloria's idea of a "weekly hackathon" only on the weekends. That said, I think if you have a regular group Alex C. Jan 9, 2014 1:51 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - We can have subgroups/events for as many folks are willing to take responsibility for leading them. I am responsible for presentations the first Tuesday of the month in DC. Gloria has taken responsibility for office hours the 4th Tuesd Alex C. Jan 9, 2014 1:48 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - I think Jim's right... formal teaching is one thing, but that requires everyone to start more-or-less in the same place, and progress more-or-less at the same pace.  Not really that useful for intermittent groups of random attendees. eddie w. Jan 9, 2014 1:45 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - On Thu, Jan 9, 2014 at 1:27 PM, A.Amir < [address removed] > wrote: Jim F. Jan 9, 2014 1:38 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - Okay here's what I am thinking. I def think we should have sub groups in the following locations: Rockville, Tysons, Arlingto Amir A. Jan 9, 2014 1:25 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - Or potentially a subgroup in Tyson's as well? Are you planning to send a survey to request location preferences ? Regards, Reita S. Jan 9, 2014 12:57 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - I am interested too. As close as DC is it can still take an hour each way for me from start to finish. I'm wondering if there might be interest in forming a subgroup up in Rockville? Mike O. Jan 9, 2014 12:37 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - Folks: I think we have enough "me toos!" :-) I am very excited about the response this thread is getting. Now let's wait for the event to show up on the calendar, then everyone can RSVP and continue to comment there. Alex C. Jan 9, 2014 8:31 AM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - I am interested as well. On Thu, Jan 9, 2014 at 2:09 AM, A.Amir < [address removed] > Jer Jan 9, 2014 8:26 AM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - Count me in. Parnian On Jan 8, 2014, at 9:05 PM, Cameron Williams < sevencsinc@gmail.c Parnian Jan 9, 2014 12:55 AM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - Definitely count me in.  Location preference would be in the District. On Wed, Jan 8, 2014 at 8:55 PM, Matthew Boehm < Vimal Jan 8, 2014 9:38 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - I personally know I'd be interested!  I have a light background in ASP.NET and very little with Python.  I'd love to get up to speed enough to obtain an entry level position somewhere and run from there! Cameron W. Jan 8, 2014 9:05 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - I can help teach as well. I tutored students at GMU in Python for years through a campus job and also on an individual basis as a side job. For the arranger(s): I highly recommend you make a Google Drive form for people t Matthew B. Jan 8, 2014 8:55 PM
RE: [DCPython] Learning Python - Hello, I'm highly interested as well. I s Doug R. Jan 8, 2014 7:59 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - I am interested... Patrick On Jan 8,[masked]:09 PM, "A.Amir" < [address removed] > wrote: Patrick J. Jan 8, 2014 7:44 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - +1 for the weekend learning meetup.  I have been away from Python for a good while, working with other language and platforms, and believe that I would be somewhat lost if tasked with doing anything substantive, at least without a good refr David M. Jan 8, 2014 5:45 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - Ideally once a week indefinitely On Wed, Jan 8, 2014 at 5:29 PM, Sparkles < [address removed] Alex C. Jan 8, 2014 5:30 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - I'm happy to help as well. When would this be? Long thread. Tough to search. On Jan 8, 2014, at 5:17 PM, eddie welker < Sarah Jan 8, 2014 5:25 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - Students will be interested, a teacher is a very advanced Django guy so we can wait and see if there's a need for that. Let's go :) On Wed, Jan 8, 2014 at 5:12 PM, Alex Alen Jan 8, 2014 5:24 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - I'm going to recommend if you're interested in coordinating or teaching, or if you have strong feelings on venue, topics, or timings, go to #dcpython. I'm going to be in there, and I'm willing to teach, coordinate curriculum Joshua "jag" G. Jan 8, 2014 5:23 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - I'd be happy to help teach as well. -e On Wed, Jan 8, 2014 at 5:11 PM, Alex Clark < eddie w. Jan 8, 2014 5:14 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - For our purposes here I don't think it matters if folks are "total beginners" of the Python language or programming in general, we want to help both and both groups can be included in the same target audience for now. In other Alex C. Jan 8, 2014 5:11 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - The intro to Python class at MLK is just a single class. We'd want a series and can arrange space there.  On Wednesday, January 8, 2014, Baidy Sall wrote: Faith D. Jan 8, 2014 5:07 PM

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