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Re: [nycpython] Fwd: More Python Meetups in NYC

From: Thomas W.
Sent on: Monday, February 27, 2012 10:35 PM
I know that nyc-ruby runs mini-hackathons aimed at beginners and intermediate programmers, which I think is something that nyc python could definitely emulate.  
I think maybe those with a few specific to learning a new technology such as the Bottle framework and then having people see what they can create and learn in 2-3 hours time might be useful. 


Best,
Thomas Wunderlich





On Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 6:53 PM, Yeukhon Wong <[address removed]> wrote:
I think both are great ideas. Specifically with #2,

I don't think basic programming tutorials are needed. However, a tutorial, or a talk on testing, how Python works, how to make Python run more efficient, how to incorporate with existing C, C++, Java code, how to use Python as rapid prototype, or front-end, build a socket, scientific usage of Python ,etc, these kind of "beginner" technical talks will be more interesting.

A hack night for beginner and intermediate python learners would be nice too.
Coming from C++, if I were to teach students in high school or college, I would show them tools like debugger, read stack, etc, show them stuff in action, rather than a bunch of repetitive, instant-answer-from-google tutorials.

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On Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 6:28 PM, Julian <[address removed]> wrote:

It didn't the first time for me so thanks :).

I brought up 1) on the discussion forum recently as being something that I personally am interested in but it didn't turn into any interest, but yeah I definitely  love the idea of coding dojos.

I also think 2 is a great idea and wouldn't mind helping out in any capacity that I personally would be useful in. Specifically here, I'd bet that other than simple tutorials on the language, for which I think just going through the tut is a better recommendation, some good session topics might include one on using third party stuff / choosing the right tools, contributing to open source projects, and a night of paired programming with a mentor would be things that I bet new programmers would appreciate.

So yeah two +1s from me in case you were counting :)

Cheers,
Julian

On Feb 27,[masked]:44 PM, "Meghan" <[address removed]> wrote:
Not sure if this went through so I'm resending.

-Meghan

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Meghan Gill <[address removed]>
Date: Fri, Feb 24, 2012 at 5:43 PM
Subject: More Python Meetups in NYC
To: [address removed]


Hi everyone,

As you've probably noticed, the NYC Python Meetup is big. So big, that
only a small subset of the community gets to join us for our monthly
meetings. In addition, we have lots of folks who are new to Python (or
programming) that are interested in learning the language.

After talking to Gloria and some other folks in the meetup, I'd like
to get some more events on the NYC Python calendar to complement our
monthly presentations. Here are a few ideas to start with:

(1) Project or hack night: a more informal gathering for the group to
work together on projects, to network, and to socialize.

(2) Learn Python series: a series of events focused on the members of
the group who are new to Python. This is a little more involved than
the first option, and we'd need some volunteers from the group to help
teach.

I'm looking forward to your feedback on these ideas, and hearing your
suggestions on the types of activities you would like to see from the
group.

Thanks,
Meghan



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