Past Meetup

Practice talks before PyCon UK

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Every 1st Tuesday of the month until December 31, 2018

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This is the September CamPUG meeting. Normally some of us go on to the pub afterwards.

This is traditionally a meeting at which people can practice talks or lightning talks that they are going to present at PyCon UK.

Tibs has a talk on Redis (called something like " Redis: persistent collections as a service (and for fun): A quick introduction to Redis, and why I really like it"), and may also have a lightning talk.

Hannah Wray has a talk called "The Knowledge In The Code: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Legacy Code".

Martijn Pieters has a talk called "How not to make a mockery of it: Make the most of unittest.mock when testing"

Please let me know if anyone else would like to present something as well.

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