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June PyAtl Meetup: And Now for Something Completely Different?

From: Keyton W.
Sent on: Monday, June 7, 2010 9:31 PM
Hi Fellow Python Fans!

As Brandon mentioned, I will be hosting this Thursday's Meetup (again at Ignition Alley @ 7:30pm) as Brandon is out of town this week.

I know of only of JR's Lightning Talk. Does anyone else have anything they'd like to present to the group: A quick demo of some Python you're using at work? A neat library with which you've been experimenting? A brief overview of a general Python topic on which we could all use a refresher (datetime? pickle? decorators?)? Be brave. This is (1) an amazing opportunity to present to an intelligent audience and (2) we're nice.

Please respond to me ([address removed]) if you'd be willing to present or give a quick lightning talk.

In addition to any speakers, I'd like to suggest we try something a little different this week. Why not? If it bombs, there will still be free beer and python camaraderie and Brandon can just write it off to the fault of the new guy...

I would like to propose two possible avenues...

1. Code Gauntlet: Bring a concise piece of code that can be easily explained in a couple of minutes. We put it on the wall. Then we go line by line and discuss what could be made better. No bad-mouthing. Just good constructive criticism.

2. Code Kata: Python Style... We identify a few interesting problems (from something like codingkata.org). A series of brave (or slightly intoxicated souls) sit in the hot seat for 2-5 minutes each and type as we solve the problem....together. These can be really fun and useful.

So what do you think? Are you game? Will you bring some code? Will you bring some problems you'd like to solve with the group? I can't fill Brandon's shoes alone, folks! Help a fellow pythonista out!

Let me know...

Best,
Keyton

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