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 afternoon 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 thru your bookmarks for ideas.

Our sessions run until 5 pm and then we often go out for 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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  • Doug T.

    This was a great meeting. I am very glad I decided to attend. Great bunch of people. Chris, John, thanks for a great meeting.

    November 11, 2013

  • Jason R.

    I had a really great time at the meet up and it was awesome meeting everyone!

    November 9, 2013

  • John Z.

    News Links for this meeting:
    http://pastebin.com/fp9trgM3

    1 · November 9, 2013

  • Doug T.

    I would also like to attend. Please let me know if a spot becomes available.

    November 8, 2013

  • Sahil

    Would like to attend. Please let me know if any spot opens up :)

    November 7, 2013

  • scott l.

    I'm 15 is it ok if I come without a parent?

    November 1, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Scott, without a parent or a guardian, our meeting location sponsor will not allow it. See if your mom can come for an least an hour, or you and her can come to our Thursday nights at Gazebo Burger in Frisco. I know it's not much consolation, but we have all been in this situation one or more times in our lives. We'll be looking this next year to hold some events that would allow for a broader age group of people to attend.

      November 5, 2013

    • Jason G.

      Until stated otherwise, the answer to that will remain 'only if you have a parent or guardian'. This is not the answer I want to give and I will do what I can do see what can be done, but that is the answer now.

      November 5, 2013

  • Steven N.

    I'll try and make the November 9th Saturday teaching meeting in Plano. I assume it begins at 2pm...

    October 31, 2013

    • Omer A.

      Hey Chris, whats on the agenda for 11/9?

      November 4, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Omer, it's all about "Python, Databases and Your Application". John will do the news, Jason, Kevin and I probably will do code demos and talks. Any one is welcome discuss their Python projects and showing code is encouraged. We will have some awesome announcements about new sponsors and potential door prizes that will be forthcoming in the next several months.

      November 5, 2013

  • scott l.

    Is it ok if your a teenager and want to come to the meeting and learn new things about Python?

    October 29, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      If you are a minor, please come with your parent or responsible adult, we would love to have you learn more Python.

      November 1, 2013

    • Jason G.

      yes, we could use more 'responsible' adults for folks like me ;) Also, please bring friends, we always need fresh minds!

      November 1, 2013

  • Steven N.

    Besides wanting to learn more about Python itself, I'd like to learn about the 'Nose' testing framework for Python. Has anyone any interest and/or previous experience with Nose?

    October 27, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      We have a few members that have used Nose and other testing frameworks, feel free to ask away.

      November 1, 2013

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