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DFW Pythoneers 2nd Saturday Teaching Meeting

We invite you to RSVP for our Saturday April 12th monthly meetup.

This month our theme is “Python Inside” -- Python as used inside larger applications and solutions. We are very happy to have two speakers this month.

Jonathan Thomas, the CEO of OpenShot Studios, LLC, is the creator and lead developer of OpenShot Video Editor. Jonathan will be presenting how Python is used in his open-source video editing application. Last year he ran a successful Kickstarter campaign raising $45K to port his free video editor from Linux to Windows/Mac. Jonathan will be covering: User Interfaces in Python (GTK+ and Qt), Integrating Python and C++, Editing videos with Python, tools and migrating to Python 3.

Kee Kimbrell, CTO of HUGEdata and Raul Peralta, EVP of Software Development will be presenting on how HUGEdata has taken the power of Python and implemented it into their high speed analytical database, allowing you to develop scalable distributed code in Python. Topics they will be covering are: Distributed Python in SQL, Overview of Python in HUGEdata, SQL System with Python built on Top – How we Built It!, HUGEdata and Python – How It’s Integrated!, Python Functions and Examples.

We will also be raffling off several books from O’Reilly Media and a PyCharm Personal License from JetBrains.

If you have not attended a meeting recently, we have very nice meeting space provided by Improving Enterprises who also provides free pizza and drinks.

This month we will start at 1pm to give Python beginners a chance to ask questions and to meet and talk with other members of our growing group. This hour is optional and we will start our official meeting at 2pm.

After our presentations we will open the floor to lightning talks. You are welcome to present any examples of Python embedded inside other applications.

Saturday April 12th Agenda:

1:00pm - 2:00pm Beginners Hour

2:00pm - 2:30pm News/Announcements

2:30pm - 3:15pm OpenShot presentation

3:15pm - 3:30pm Break

3:30pm - 4:15pm HUGEdata presentation

4:15pm - 4:55pm Lightning Talks

4:55pm - 5:00pm Raffle Prizes

Our meeting space is limited, so please RSVP at:

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  • Paul D.

    Was there presentation notes/slides shared from this Meetup? Particularly interested in the HugeData embedded SQL talk. Thanks!

    March 4, 2015

  • Thomas G.

    Good to see you

    April 13, 2014

  • Paul D.

    I've attended some JS, .NET, & iOS Meetups, but this is by far the best meeting. The community/support is my main draw to Python. But I haven't in 3 months of Python use I still can't use Python in a constructive way. By comparison - within 30 mins of researching ANY other language I install the most recommended IDE, watch 3-4 hrs of tutorials in HTML/CSS, PHP, C#, or JavaScript and by that evening I can have a web app connected to a database, a email server, & a web scraping utility. But Python...

    My inhibiting factors to using Python seem to be:
    - I use Windows
    - Compatibility issues (2.7/3.3) w Django, Flask, Vim
    - Getting it all in the right directory
    - The command prompt (should I learn Linux?)
    - Pip, Virtualenv, Anaconda, etc

    I spend hours trying to get to a point where I can use Python. While in the same amount of time I can do something constructive in any other language. Am I merely an idiot savant?

    April 13, 2014

    • Paul D.

      So my request for the "Noob Hour" or any time. I'd like to be able to go home from the meeting and, in my Windows environment, be able to create something other than a module and run it. I have no preferences - PyDev, Eclipse, Flask, etc. I don't care if it's too robust or not robust, performance isn't even in my radar screen. I need an output. To just be able to go home, sit down, code, and voila. Even if it's junk, as long as it's not just another module.

      April 13, 2014

    • Paul D.

      Disclaimer: Forgive my lack of correct terminology. All terminology I use is used as best I understand them. You may need to read between the lines - that is, not lose the forest for the trees.

      April 13, 2014

  • Joe G.

    The extra hour at the beginning for Noobs like myself was very helpful!

    April 13, 2014

  • John Z.

    Links from the news...

    Note: went from 6 videos posted yesterday for PyCon 2014 to 68 this morning!

    April 13, 2014

  • Marcel S.

    Wonderful meeting this afternoon. The beginner session was informative. While the presentations by OpenShot and HugeData demonstrated Python use in different domains.

    April 12, 2014

  • signalengineer

    lots of great training and presentations relevant to my current work with Python programming

    April 12, 2014

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