Introducing Aspen and Gittip; Tornado Coroutines

  • April 16, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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Introducing Aspen and Gittip

Chad Whitacre, Gittip is a platform for sustainable crowd-funding. Launched in 2012, Gittip currently has about 800 active users exchanging about $2,000 per week in small cash gifts. The site is implemented using the Aspen web framework, and in this talk I'll introduce both Aspen and Gittip by looking at pages of the site and how they are implemented with Aspen.


Python Coroutines and Async I/O

Jesse Davis, 10gen

Python generators can act as coroutines, making very complex control flows straightforward and efficient when you’re doing async I/O. I’ll show how to use coroutines with Tornado and my package, Toro, in Python 2.7.

In his PyCon keynote, Guido announced the direction async will go in Python 3: a standard event loop and cleaner coroutines. I’ll describe the improvements Python 3.3 brings to coroutines and what to expect in Python 3.4.


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  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I had to cutout before Jesse's talk concluded. Both Chad and Jesse were very interesting, while covering very different topics. I really enjoyed the meeting-up, which seems to be comprised of many nice folks.

    April 17, 2013

  • Viraj P.

    Awesome talks ... I agree with Andy's comment. Jesse's talk was awesome. I also like the fact that we give startups a chance to talk about themselves - after all these companies are fertile ground for most Python technologies in the first place. Waiting for the next talk ...

    April 17, 2013

  • Andy O.

    Two fantastic talks. Best meetup I've ever been to (first python meetup, maybe they're all this good!) I found Jesse's talk to be very well paced and just the right amount of depth.

    2 · April 17, 2013

    • Avi D.

      Agreed, thanks to the organizers for bringing on two great speakers.

      April 17, 2013

  • Gloria W

    NOTE: This space is not for advertisements of anything. All ads will be removed.

    April 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Roughly, when will the talks start and end for tonight's meeting? Just trying to set my schedule for this evening. Thanks.

    April 16, 2013

    • Meghan

      We'll start the talks at roughly 6:45. Each speaker will be no longer than 45 minutes. So we should be wrapping up around 8:30. Hope this helps.

      April 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Much appreciated, Meghan. The info helps a lot.

      April 16, 2013

  • Evan M.

    Looking forward to it. I have some code from a talk I could not get to work.

    April 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Data Scientist. User Experience ninja. Analytics, Mining, Machine Learning, Lean Startup.

    April 8, 2013

  • Jean B.

    Looks wonderful. Thank you for the invite. :)

    March 18, 2013

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