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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  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 forum to which you can subscribe. Details are on the wiki.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Great meeting, thanks everyone for showing up and braving the weather.

    1 · December 14, 2013

  • Woody P.

    Very informative. Most attendees are using Python on the job and as a result most of the discussion was directed to apps that apply to them. I am retired 12 years now and am playing with Python in "fun" applications so those apps discussed were foreign to me. The free piza and drinks were very nice touch. All in all I enjoyed it.

    December 14, 2013

  • John Z.

    Here are the news links from today:

    December 14, 2013

    • Ying

      Great meeting! I am in the stage of being interested in web development, since I think it is one important part in the skill set package. BTW, where is the job posted mentioned today? Thanks!

      December 14, 2013

  • Olive K.

    I really wanted to go, but I'm staying home sick.

    December 14, 2013

  • signalengineer

    Won't be able to make dinner as my wife and I have plans

    December 14, 2013

  • Woody P.

    I plan to attend!

    December 13, 2013

  • Doug T.

    I was looking for the links from the last Teaching meeting, but I could not find them on the club web site. Could you point me in the right direction?

    December 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This month's theme is "Creating Web Sites with Python". We are revamping our web site and will discuss in addition to various other web frameworks.

    December 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    We will have a full complement of door prizes from our sponsors, books from O'Reilly, and software licenses for Wing IDE and PyCharm. Show up and enjoy the fellowship and possibly get an early holiday gift!

    November 13, 2013

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