DFW Pythoneers 2nd Saturday Teaching Meeting

Welcome.  We're a friendly group for those who program using the Python language as well as those wanting to learn it.  We try hard to be beginner friendly as well as cover advanced material.

At our Saturday meetings we set up a projector for presentations, code reviews of projects and demonstrations of useful add-on packages.  We often pass the plug to the projector around for members to share what they are working on or to get help with their code.  Our sessions are very hands-on so bring your laptops so you can participate.  We have wired and wireless Internet access at our meetings.

Not every meeting has a formal presentation, and because our sessions are 3-hours long, we like to mix it up with different topics.  One way of doing so is for members to step forward and give short, 5-minute talks called lightning talks.  Relax, the format is casual and not intended to cover a topic but to introduce it to the attendees or show off something you're working on.  They're a lot of fun and stimulate ideas for future talks.  Please think about a topic and come prepared.  It could be an simple as just announcing this cool Python library you found on some website one day.  Look through your bookmarks for ideas.

Our sessions run until 1 pm and then we often go out for lunch or dinner as a group. Our club wiki page can be found at www.dfwpython.org.  Feel free to edit it, perhaps adding a topic of interest to you.  We also have a version control repository (based on Subversion) that anyone is welcome to use for their projects, and a mailing list separate from the Python meetup.com forum to which you can subscribe. Details are on the wiki.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    It was great to meet you guys! Looking forward to coming regularly and working on newbie Python projects :)

    September 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    September 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    We had great facilities due to our host and sponsor!

    September 15, 2013

  • John Z.

    Jeff, sorry for the time change. I look forward to you presenting fabric at a future meeting. If we have the meeting at the same location it will probably start at 10am again.

    September 14, 2013

  • Jeff J.

    I wanted to do a presentation on fabric. I think that it's necessary tool for sys admins.

    September 14, 2013

  • Jeff J.

    I thought the meeting was at 2pm. Well, I hope to make the next one.

    September 14, 2013

  • John Z.

    September 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Park in the 1-Hour parking near the red sclupture. Our sponsors are putting up signs. If lost there is a guard desk, ask for the Python meeting.

    September 14, 2013

  • Thomas G.

    Can't make this month. See you next time.

    September 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Continuum Analytics Releases Anaconda 1.7 A Python distribution for science and data use.

    http://continuum.io/press/anaconda-1-7-released

    September 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Another source of challenges, for those that are interested:

    http://www.reddit.com/r/dailyprogrammer/

    September 5, 2013

  • Jeff J.

    Does anyone know how to use the mechanize module? Sure be nice to get a good demo on it.

    August 30, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      If you are looking to automation, try Selenium, http://docs.seleniumh...­, I think you can drive it thru Python.

      September 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi! New to Python, having to learn it on the Job.. looking to ramp up learning of my first backend language (front-end guy)

    September 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Are better directions available? I'm at the front desk and the guard knows nothing about the group or where it may meet.

    June 15, 2013

    • Jeff R.

      Raymond I'm sorry but today is the 3rd Sat of June, and we meet on the 2nd Sat. June 1 was the 1st Sat.

      June 15, 2013

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