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Re: [DCPython] Group Coding Sessions - I'm interested too. While our office isn't in DC, it is off the Red Line @ Twinbrook stop. I'm happy to inquire about reserving some space unless of course events are strictly limited to DC proper.   In fact, I' Steve M. Dec 4, 2012 3:56 PM
Re: [DCPython] Group Coding Sessions - I'm down for a hackathon or two. The topics seem great. Here are a few extras. *A Few More* Advanced [Co Victor 'Chris' C. Dec 4, 2012 3:34 PM
Re: [DCPython] Group Coding Sessions - Good afternoon, I am interested in the ArcGIS Python meeting.  I am a GIS analyst with mostly flex experience.  I have used python in ArcMAP, but not extensively.  Christina McCullough On Tue, Dec 4, 2012 a Christina M. Dec 4, 2012 3:03 PM
Re: [DCPython] Group Coding Sessions - I would also be interested in attending this event. Late January works for me too. On Tue, Dec 4, 2012 at 10:08 AM, Jonathan Fichter < Matthew S. Dec 4, 2012 2:34 PM
Re: Re: [DCPython] Getting Started with Python -  Hey all,  I would love to help organize a meetup.  I am primarily an Esri / Arcpy / Python gis developer.  I also do a little bit of web stuff for fun, but not a whole lot.  I have been to a few DC/NoVA Geo meetups.  I think thei Christopher Dec 4, 2012 11:02 AM
Re: [DCPython] Group Coding Sessions - Thanks for putting so much thought into this, Ryan! You're offering a great range. "Getting Started" item #2 is pretty much exactly what I'm trying to learn now ( Jonathan F. Dec 4, 2012 10:07 AM
Re: [DCPython] Group Coding Sessions - Hi Ryan & list, It was great to see this idea receive such a warm response. Are you envisioning an all weekend event or a shorter event happening on the weekend? If the latter I would suggest a dojo-styled event. By that I mean Jonathan S. Dec 3, 2012 8:39 PM
Re: [DCPython] Group Coding Sessions - Here's a list of meeting spots around DC if we're not able to lock down a site from within the group.  Michael r. Dec 3, 2012 7:29 PM
Re: [DCPython] Group Coding Sessions - @Ryan - I'm definitely interested in a group coding session. I think late January is reasonable.  What about meeting rooms in public libraries? DC has several libraries with rooms and free WIFI. As long as a group is not t Mike O. Dec 3, 2012 7:26 PM
Group Coding Sessions - I wanted to follow up on the earlier part of the Getting Started With Python thread. I would be very interested in a group coding session. I have a few ideas, but I bet the group can come up with some more: Getting Started [Simple application goals Ryan D. Dec 3, 2012 6:14 PM
Re: [DCPython] Giving a talk at the Tuesday (12/4) Meetup - Yes, absolutely! I will have to find out why I missed your posting sorry. The Science Club has let us use their video projector in the past, and hopefully we can borrow it again tomorrow. Thanks! Chris S. Dec 3, 2012 2:24 PM
Giving a talk at the Tuesday (12/4) Meetup - Hi folks, I posted this message to the event page , but none of the organizers responded: Brian D. Dec 3, 2012 1:02 PM
Re: [DCPython] Getting started with Python - Thank you, Chris. Simply knowing that it can be done is helpful. I was starting to suspect that Mac Unix was simply incompatible. I don't work around developers I can ask about such things. Much appreciated, Tom On Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 03:58:56P Tom B. Nov 30, 2012 6:41 PM
Re: [DCPython] Getting started with Python - On Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 03:52:09PM -0500, David Greisen wrote: > I was in your shoes a couple years ago. I learned what i know of project > best-practices by examining the structure of well organized projects. I'd > suggest you start poking around the Tom B. Nov 30, 2012 6:39 PM
Re: [DCPython] Getting started with Python - On Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 2:35 PM, Tom Baker < Chris L. Nov 30, 2012 3:58 PM
Re: [DCPython] Getting started with Python - As a general comment, and in addition to the great ideas to do group coding sessions and smaller subject-specific meetings, come to beers after the main talk and tell people about your problem. It's really informal and there's no pressure. It' David G. Nov 30, 2012 3:58 PM
Re: [DCPython] Getting started with Python - Hi Tom, I was in your shoes a couple years ago. I learned what i know of project best-practices by examining the structure of well organized projects. I'd suggest you start poking around the source code of projects like django and pyramid. Can David G. Nov 30, 2012 3:51 PM
Re: [DCPython] Getting started with Python - > Hi Tom, > > You can get a great working version of MacVim with MacPorts > http://www.macports.org/ > > Once you have installed MacPorts and updated, do > > sudo port install MacVim +huge +python27 +ruby +perl > > MacPorts will install a Tom B. Nov 30, 2012 2:34 PM
Re: [DCPython] Getting started with Python - I have asked from people i know @ Johns Hopkins @ Shady Grove. Awaiting answer. user 4. Nov 30, 2012 12:19 PM
Re: Re: [DCPython] Getting Started with Python - Please add this GIS/geographer "lurker" to thumbs up these ideas. I joined Women of PI b/c I wanted to learn a programming language for ARC GIS. Do y'all feel it appropriate to leverage ESRI know how from their Tyson's office in some way? _____________ Sally S. Nov 30, 2012 12:10 PM
Re: [DCPython] Getting started with Python - Hi Tom, You can get a great working version of MacVim with MacPorts  http://www.macports.org/ Once you have installed MacPorts and updated, do   Chris L. Nov 30, 2012 12:09 PM
Re: [DCPython] Getting started with Python - Group coding sessions sound like fun. A couple friends and I tried once to do a group coding session in a hangout and it didn't work at all. The problem is you can't organically break out into smaller groups, have side conversions, bring others in David G. Nov 30, 2012 12:04 PM
Re: [DCPython] Getting started with Python - Worth a shot; and it might at the very least be an indicator of whethe Joshua T. Nov 30, 2012 11:26 AM
Re: [DCPython] Getting started with Python - +1 on group coding sessions. It might be worth trying to do a session in a Google+ hangout with a few people to get a feel for how well things work. Despite its convenience, I know it's not the same as meeting in person, but I still think it would wor Matthew B. Nov 30, 2012 11:24 AM
Re: [DCPython] Getting Started with Python - Just a note, that I run the Geo DC group, and I'd be interested to see such a series of events pop up and would be happy to cross-publicize. It's not directly within our scope, but I expe Kathleen D. Nov 30, 2012 11:22 AM
Re: [DCPython] Getting Started with Python - Matthew, bingo. This is a bit tangential, but we at Data Community DC have been talking about the value of a PyData Meetup, either as part of our organization, or of DC Python. It would focus on statistics, machin Harlan H. Nov 30, 2012 11:21 AM
Re: [DCPython] Getting Started with Python - My recommendation would be to schedule a GIS meetup event within the normal DC Python group, with [GIS] or something in the event's name. I'd love to see multiple small special interest meetups in addition to the main one. Of Matthew B. Nov 30, 2012 11:15 AM
Re: [DCPython] Getting Started with Python - +1 for GIS. On Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 10:55 AM, Joshua Turcotte < [address removed] > wrote: Tino Nov 30, 2012 11:07 AM
Re: [DCPython] Getting Started with Python - I can express interest in GIS/mapping applications for pyt Joshua T. Nov 30, 2012 10:55 AM
Getting Started with Python - This has been a very useful discussion so far with great ideas. I have been dabbling with Python for the last couple of years mainly due to the fact that it is now the primary scripting language for ESRI ArcGIS products. Wh Mike O. Nov 30, 2012 10:42 AM
Re: [DCPython] Getting started with Python - To be frank, I'd be interested in any opportunity to become an active Joshua T. Nov 30, 2012 10:28 AM
Re: [DCPython] Getting started with Python - I would also be interested in small coding sessions. ==============================­==============================­ === Francis Luong (Franco) ===  http: Francis Luong (. Nov 30, 2012 10:09 AM
Re: [DCPython] Getting started with Python - This has been a very useful discussion so far.  Thanks all. @Jonathan - As an beginner/intermediate Pythonista with no senior devs or programming mentors at my non-p Max Nov 30, 2012 9:17 AM
Re: [DCPython] Getting started with Python - In other local python groups I've found coding sessions to be a really nice complement to traditional talks. These have usually been in the form of the group picking a problem or project (something small that can be done in a couple of hours), breakin Jonathan S. Nov 30, 2012 9:10 AM
Re: [DCPython] Getting started with Python - I'm curious what sort of things you've found difficult to learn online.  Also, I highly recommend attending a PyCon and/or a local python conference. You will learn an incredible amount, and PyCon in particular has a pretty ama Erik L. Nov 30, 2012 8:56 AM
Re: [DCPython] Getting started with Python - Hi, user 4. Nov 30, 2012 8:19 AM
Re: [DCPython] Getting started with Python - As far as demand goes, I can express interest in seeing something for beginners.  I am female and have attended one of the PyLadies workshops for beginners.  I had a lot of fun, but the followup support has been discouraging.  While the workshop walked me Kristin W. Nov 30, 2012 8:14 AM
Re: [DCPython] Getting started with Python - Hey Andrew -  I'm new to python (started learning two months ago) and I started with two resources: Byte of Python (ch Michael r. Nov 30, 2012 8:08 AM
Re: [DCPython] Getting started with Python - Speaking from my own learning experience with Python, I'd agree that online tutorials and peer-to-peer help forums are great but that one-on-one tutoring sessions play a key role in some situations. I'm lucky enough to have a brother who&# Jonathan F. Nov 30, 2012 5:36 AM
Re: [JOB] Re: [DCPython] Python Developer Position Available at Gannett Digital - Preview not available Eric M. Nov 29, 2012 9:44 PM
[JOB] Re: [DCPython] Python Developer Position Available at Gannett Digital - Preview not available Alex C. Nov 29, 2012 8:21 PM
Off-topic: New NoVA Vim meetup group - I recently started a local Vim meetup group that I though some of you might be interested in:  http://www.meetup.com/NoVA-Vim­/ . We just had our first meetup a few days ago and will typically meet once a month i Matthew B. Nov 29, 2012 8:18 PM
Re: [DCPython] Django / Python Clean Tech Software Engineer Positions Available - Jeremy, Please read: http://dcpython.org/#job-posti­ngs before posting jobs in here. In particular, I notice you left [JOB][1] out of your Subject field and wh Alex C. Nov 29, 2012 8:18 PM
Python Developer Position Available at Gannett Digital - Gannett Digital is building a team of Python engineers to work on new user-facing, high profile features for USA Today and other Gannett Digital properties. You will work on the new federated content management Eric M. Nov 29, 2012 8:04 PM
Django / Python Clean Tech Software Engineer Positions Available - U.S. Green Data, a clean tech start up featured at the White House, Department of Energy Conferences, and by the U.S. Trade and Develo user 3. Nov 29, 2012 7:16 PM
Re: [DCPython] Getting started with Python - Hey Andrew, I too am a graduate student (although in International Relations) studying agent-based modeling for use with large social organizations and to monitor the ebb and flow of such systems (with a lot of help from complexity theo Boomer R. Nov 29, 2012 6:44 PM
Re: [DCPython] Getting started with Python - Andrew's request for a tutor is one I can relate to. I have learned Python well enough to write a six-page Python program that I use every day. It runs solidly and reliably [1]. My day job does not involve programming beyond the occasional bash or a Tom B. Nov 29, 2012 6:12 PM
Re: [DCPython] Getting started with Python - I usually point people to  http://www.reddit.com/r/learnp­ython to get them started. There are a number of great links in the sidebar to the right. I generally recommend people learn Matthew B. Nov 29, 2012 4:58 PM
Re: [DCPython] Getting started with Python - On Thu, Nov 29, 2012 at 4:43 PM, Andrew Clough < [address removed] > wrote: Skipper S. Nov 29, 2012 4:56 PM
Getting started with Python - Hey all- I was hoping to get pointed in the right direction when getting started with python.  It was suggested that I message the group.  I'm just getting started so I am very far from where most of you are, but I was hoping so Andrew C. Nov 29, 2012 4:40 PM
[JOB] Python Developer, NY |[masked]k - Relo OK - This is a full time, on-site, salaried Senior Software Engineer position located in Queens, NY paying $100,000 to $120,000 depending on experience + benefits. Located in Long Island City, a mere 4-minute subway ride from Grand Central via the 7 line. G, E user 2. Nov 28, 2012 10:14 AM
Off-topic: New DC mathematics meetup group - This isn't directly Python-related, but since people do math-related programming and education in Python, I thought I'd mention it. The organizer of the DC mathematics meetup group just stepped down after a year of being inactive, and I've now taken amk Nov 21, 2012 9:21 PM
DC Python virtual machine? - Python Programmers: In 2010, someone from Rackspace Cloud was kind enough to donate a "small slice" from Slicehost to us. In the years that followed, we hosted our website there (now moved to GitHub), and most recently Alex C. Nov 15, 2012 10:06 AM
New log analysis tool - Preview not available user 6. Nov 15, 2012 7:21 AM
Python Entrepreneurs, Find a startup / serious side project Partner - Andrew C. Nov 12, 2012 5:40 PM
RE: [DCPython] Fwd: Hurricane Sandy: Urgent Need for Python, JS, Google Maps Programmers - Aaron T. Nov 8, 2012 10:46 AM
Re: [DCPython] Fwd: Hurricane Sandy: Urgent Need for Python, JS, Google Maps Programmers - Preview not available Reed O. Nov 8, 2012 9:35 AM
Fwd: Hurricane Sandy: Urgent Need for Python, JS, Google Maps Programmers - Preview not available Alex C. Nov 8, 2012 9:16 AM
Upcoming Webinar: "SQLAlchemy Creator Mike Bayer on How and Why to Integrate Akiban and SQLAlchemy" - Preview not available user 1. Nov 7, 2012 3:02 PM
Django Fundamentals Bootcamp - Triangle Python Users Group members Caktus Consulting Group announce Django Fundamentals Bootcamp, a two day beginners course for anyone who wants to learn the basics of building a Django web application. Designed for developers with basic programming exp Chris C. Nov 3, 2012 4:38 PM
Got a projector for Tuesday's meetup at Science Club - While we're talking tech on Tuesday, our hosts at The Science Club are also having an Elections watching shindig and they're going to be using the Chris S. Nov 1, 2012 9:55 AM
Welcome sponsors, and: looking for CSS help - Good Morning Python Programmers! Please help me in welcoming, and thanking, our first two individual sponsors for the 2013 campaign: Juan Lasheras Sarah Karr And many thanks to the PyLadies (Jackie and Alex C. Oct 25, 2012 11:02 AM
Request For Venue Ideas - Hi All, My name is Philip Ludington I'm the organizer behind the new Washington Area Unity3D Users Group (WAUUG.com.) I need ideas on venues downtown for meetings? I'd very much like to hear ideas and suggestions. You can email me direct at mrphi MrPhil Oct 24, 2012 5:16 PM
Re: [DCPython] Host for November meetup - On Tue, Oct 23, 2012 at 5:07 PM, Science Club < [address removed] > wrote: Chris S. Oct 23, 2012 5:15 PM
Re: [DCPython] Host for November meetup - Hi All ~ We would like to point out that November 6th is Election Night. Please confirm you are hosting that evening or another. Thank you, Steve Science Club (202)[masked] Science C. Oct 23, 2012 5:07 PM
Re: [DCPython] Host for November meetup - Science Club is available at [address removed] We are opting out Science C. Oct 17, 2012 11:53 PM
Re: Re: [DCPython] Host for November meetup - Teq Corner (Mclean) is also a good space. They can accomodate about 100 people. 70 seating space + 30 or so standing. They provide free space with 2 conditions - Put their Logo in the Sponsor List - Event must be FREE (Y Ghazenfer M. Oct 17, 2012 11:05 PM
AngelHack DC- Meetup Community - Hello friends, AngelHack's global hackathon competition is coming to town and we wanted to get you discounted ticket codes. Join us on November 1 Jon K. Oct 17, 2012 9:02 AM
Re: [DCPython] Host for November meetup - Hi George, On Tue, Oct 16, 2012 at 1:14 PM, George Paci < [address removed] > wrote: Alex C. Oct 16, 2012 1:26 PM
Host for November meetup - All, My company, Carney Labs, wants to host a Python meetup. We have a space about the same size as the RFA one. Is there already a location set for November? If not, we'd love to hold it here. For that matter, is anybody organizing the Novembe user 1. Oct 16, 2012 1:13 PM
Sponsorship 2013! - Preview not available Alex C. Oct 15, 2012 6:57 AM
PyLadies offering another intro to Python class - Hello all! PyLadies offering another intro to Python class on Oct 20 & 21. More info can be found here:  http://www.meetup.com/dc-pylad­ies/events/76651262/ We a Jackie K. Oct 6, 2012 2:39 PM
Tonight: Please pack the house! Meetup @ Science Club - Hello Python Programmers, Chris Shenton has taken the lead this month with a new meetup scheduled for tonight! I believe Andrew Kuchling is tentatively scheduled to present, but regardless: it's at the Science Club so you should definitely Alex C. Oct 2, 2012 8:57 AM
Python Entrepreneurs, Find a startup / serious side project Partner - Python Devs, Andrew C. Sep 26, 2012 3:10 PM
Photos from last meetup @ RFA - Thanks Matt Bowen for these! http://www.flickr.com/photos/m­attbowen/sets/7215763144451782­4/ -- Alex Clark · Alex C. Sep 9, 2012 2:51 PM
API design talk url - Hi folks. Thanks for letting me speak this evening. You can find the source for the API design for libraries talk I gave to note at https://github.com/mcdonc/apid­esign Sent from phone Chris M. Sep 4, 2012 11:57 PM
Re: [DCPython] Any photographers (with their camera) coming tonight? - I will have a camera and will gladly take a bunch of photos. On Sep 4, 2012, at 3:51 PM, Alex Clark < [address removed] > wrote: Matt Sep 4, 2012 4:09 PM
Any photographers (with their camera) coming tonight? - Hi, Of the folks scheduled to attend tonight's meetup, is anyone willing to: Take a bunch of photos of the meetup (i.e. anything you can think to shoot, to capture the entire event.) Upload the photos and pass along a lin Alex C. Sep 4, 2012 3:51 PM
IRC reminder: Chat with us in #dcpython on irc.freenode.net - Hi Just reminder to the IRC-chat-savvy (and if you aren't savvy, but interested, please ask for help), We (myself and various DC Python community members) are chatting in #dcpython (on irc.freenode.net Alex C. Sep 4, 2012 9:59 AM
Meetup tomorrow: Chris McDonough, ActiveState Stackato, Pizza - Folks, Tomorrow is the last of the great meetups at Radio Free Asia in DC! (And coincidentally the first day of DjangoCon in Crystal City!) Here's what you need to know: Activestate has made a generous donation to DC Python i Alex C. Sep 3, 2012 9:55 AM
Looking for projects - Hi Folks, I've been building pythonpackages.com for the last 9 months, and am now looking for projects again. Please let me know if you need help with any of the following Python-based (or related) te Alex C. Sep 2, 2012 12:03 PM
[JOB] Django/Python job at the Library of Congress - If anyone is interested working on a neat digital humanities-related project using things like linked data, Django, ElasticSearch, etc. we're currently looking for someone (on-site, Capitol Hill). The project is open source and we run one instance of i Chris A. Aug 23, 2012 9:33 PM
DC Python back on GMANE - Hi, FYI: DC Python is back on GMANE! For those that enjoy the GMANE service (mailing list and RSS feed to NNTP gateway), I have finally gotten around to fixing the configuration (and have requested that the NNTP address be changed, which may happ Alex C. Aug 23, 2012 6:08 PM
Test - Test from GMANE -- Alex Clark · http://pythonpackages.com Alex C. Aug 23, 2012 10:05 AM
Re: [DCPython] Plone help needed : adding Django to the mix - As any FYI, my future plans include mobile applications, Geospatial features, specialized search capabilities, and specialized media players. Any background in these areas would be very helpful. Jim -----Original Message----- From: Jim Jones Jim J. Aug 20, 2012 11:25 AM
Re: [DCPython] Plone help needed : adding Django to the mix - I've done some homework and I can see some definite advantages to considering django or some other framework rather than a packaged CMS application. To recap... I've got big plans on a shoestring budget. I'm looking to implement basic CMS cap Jim J. Aug 20, 2012 11:21 AM
Re: [DCPython] Plone help needed - Preview not available Jonathan S. Aug 17, 2012 1:51 PM
RE: [DCPython] Plone help needed - Preview not available Jim J. Aug 17, 2012 10:55 AM
Re: [DCPython] Plone help needed - Preview not available Alex C. Aug 17, 2012 10:24 AM
Plone help needed - Preview not available Jim J. Aug 17, 2012 10:03 AM
Help Plone improve its "Deco" user interface - Preview not available Alex C. Aug 14, 2012 6:14 PM
Dgentle Django tomorrow! - Hi, Sorry for the short notice, Dgentle Django is tomorrow! --- Dgentle Django is a two day workshop geared towards the Django Absolute Beginner. We will be introducing the Django Alex C. Aug 10, 2012 12:39 PM
Re: [DCPython] August Meetup Volunteers? - Preview not available Alex C. Aug 7, 2012 2:34 PM
Re: [DCPython] August Meetup Volunteers? - Preview not available user 1. Aug 7, 2012 2:28 PM
Re: [DCPython] August Meetup Volunteers? - Preview not available Alex C. Aug 6, 2012 1:49 PM
RE: [DCPython] August Meetup Volunteers? - Jason R. Aug 6, 2012 12:46 PM
Re: [DCPython] August Meetup Volunteers? - FYI - Tornado internals talk will take 45 mins to go over everything. I can pare it down if there are many other speakers.  Thanks, Praveen. On Mon, Aug 6, 2012 at 12:41 PM, Praveen Gollakota Praveen G. Aug 6, 2012 12:44 PM
Re: [DCPython] August Meetup Volunteers? - Alex,  I can present about the Overview internals of Tornado server. Thanks, Praveen.  On Mon, Aug 6, 2012 at 11:57 AM, Alex Clark < Praveen G. Aug 6, 2012 12:41 PM
August Meetup Volunteers? - Hi Folks, I've just noticed that while we have 30+ scheduled attended tomorrow's meetup, we don't have a speaker. I think this is because Chris McDonough moved his talk to September (IIRC). As such, I'm going to as Alex C. Aug 6, 2012 11:56 AM
TechHumans.com - Hi, everyone. I'd like to invite you to visit my new blog, TechHumans.com (http://www.techhumans.com), a place to discuss the human aspects of software engineering and how they affect project success and developer happiness. The first post is an articl Keith B. Aug 5, 2012 6:04 PM

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