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PyATL Jam Session (In-town)

What's a Jam Session?

Jam Session meetings are intended to be hands-on, collaborative experiences with your fellow PyATL members. We'll be meeting from 7pm to 11pm to work together on whatever projects you feel like. Bring your own hobby projects, bring a work project, bring your new startup idea - whatever you like. Or, if you don't have a project of your own, come along and see what projects others are working on and sit down with them to help them out! Programmers of all experience levels are welcome! JR Rickerson will be there a bit early to help introduce people, organize, and make sure everyone is comfortable.

We recommend bringing a laptop with Python installed so you can join in the fun!

Each month we'll typically start with a warm-up of some kind we can do fairly quickly as a group.  Since we've done most of the simpler Python Challenge puzzles, I'm going to try putting together a short Code Kata for each warm-up instead.  If you're unfamiliar with Code Katas, you can read about them here:

After the warm-up we may work on a group collaborative project, go through a tutorial together, or just start into whatever discussion that comes up.

You can also work on projects on your own or in small groups if you'd prefer that to the overall discussion / project, and feel free to ask questions or share your experiences with the group.

Materials for each jam session can be found in the PyATL GitHub repository:

Ideas for project tutorials or collaborative projects can be found on our Google Spreadsheet here:

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  • Mike O.

    A great spent talking technology (not just python) and priming the "code creation engine" that we all have at various levels.

    May 7, 2014

    • Chip G.

      Indeed, good to meet everyone and learn some things!

      May 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi JR, is there a phone number we can call in case we can't find the place tomorrow? Also, is there going to be any food around or should we bring some snacks?

    May 5, 2014

    • JR R.

      Gabriel, I will send you my phone number via a direct message shortly. There are some basic snacks and drinks at the office that we have access to, but I do encourage you get some dinner before you come if you're able to, as there's not all that easy access to larger food items.

      May 6, 2014

  • JR R.

    Mr. Dothard:

    You don't actually NEED to bring your laptop, but I'm afraid we can't provide any other laptop or computer for you to use during the meeting. You are welcome to attend simply to join in the discussions and ask questions, but we often do a hands-on exercise you might not be able to participate in without a laptop. If you don't mind just looking over someone's shoulder during the exercise, we're a very friendly group and would be happy to have you there!

    April 30, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Alright. That sounds good. I just have to get mine fixed.

      April 30, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Question. I'm having problems with my laptop. Is it required to bring your own. Don't know if I'll have mine fixed in time.

    April 29, 2014

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