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Python Atlanta meets on Thursday - with video!

From: Brandon R.
Sent on: Tuesday, May 12, 2009 9:01 AM
My Python Atlanta friends -

Our next Python Atlanta meeting is in just two days, on Thursday, and
our shipment has finally arrived!  I now have three boxes of camera and
sound equipment, courtesy of the PyCon audio-visual team: an entire
ballroom worth (well, minus the "audience cam") of the exact recording
equipment that made this past PyCon such a rousing success in the online
video arena.  Check out the results they got - this is the same quality
that we should soon be able to produce for putting our own, local talks


I will hopefully arrive early, in the afternoon, to set our equipment
up, and finish in time to join everyone else at the Howell Mill Figo at
6pm for our monthly dinner before we all head over to the GTRI building
at 7:30pm.  Here's the details for this month's meeting:


Our big topic is testing.  Our own Alfredo Deza will be talking about
the very popular "nose" testing tool, and showing how easy it was to
start improving his tests once he started using its coverage-analysis
tools.  I will then get up and talk about Python testing frameworks in
general, and how to choose among the main competitors.  I will also
demonstrate Selenium, and possibly Windmill, if no one else volunteers
to show a bit about how web testing works.  Finally, Alfredo will get
back up to give a lightning talk on how to use Mercurial, the version-
control system that the main Python project is moving to, with Google
Code - a not-yet-public feature that he knows the secrets of taking
advantage of!

As always, if you have a last-minute lightning talk that you'd like to
give about a quick discovery or Python technique that's made your month
brighter, just email me and I'll assign you a slot.

Oh - and, if you're interested in the A/V equipment and want to start
learning how to use it as we start training ourselves for next year's
PyCon here in Atlanta, then email me as well, and maybe we can leave
dinner a bit early and I can show you how to run the audio or camera to
record the presentations on Thursday.

Otherwise, head right on over to the Meetup page, and let us know if
you'll be joining us.  I hope to see you there!


Brandon Craig Rhodes   [address removed]   http://rhodesmill...­

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