June 9, 2009 · 7:00 PM
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SQLAlchemy is the Python SQL toolkit and Object Relational Mapper that gives application developers the full power and flexibility of SQL. It provides a full suite of well known enterprise-level persistence patterns, designed for efficient and high-performing database access, adapted into a simple and Pythonic domain language. SQLAlchemy has a substantially sized community, with over 1200 mailing list users and well over 3000 downloads a month. It is the default ORM for most of the popular web frameworks, including Pylons, Turbogears and Grok. Integration projects exist for Django, Trac, Trellis, and Zope as well. It's used in a growing number of applications and third party add ons. Development is similarly active, with an active developer count hovering around ten, around 200 commits per month and a typical release pace of one point release per month, one major version release every six months. The paragraphs above were blatantly stolen from: http://www.sqlalchemy.org/ Whether you are a SQLAlchemy expert, or are just interested in knowing more about SQLAlchemy, the NYCPython group would like to invite you to a "Teach Me" session focused on the capabilities and best practices for using SQLAlchemy. We've started a moderator series for topics to cover during this session - please feel free to add your own topics or to vote on the topics that others have submitted. We will try to cover as many of the requested topics as possible. If you are not familiar with the idea of a "Teach Me" session, you can read about a "Teach Me: Twisted" session given at Pycon '08 here. Basically the "Teach Me" session format assumes a motivated student, who comes to the session with questions and ideas about what they want to learn, and provides a group environment where these questions can be answered and topics can be explored. We will be pushing out more specifics as we get a feel for the size of the group that is interested in this topic but our space is limited to about 12 people, so please make sure to RSVP early on this. Pizza and soft drinks will also be provided...