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RocPy September 2013 notes!

From: Richard S.
Sent on: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 5:42 PM
Thanks to all those who attended last night; you made it another awesome evening of Pythonic goodness! I hope all of you enjoyed the discussions, and perhaps *you* would be willing to let us know (via [address removed]) if you're interested in giving any talks at future RocPy meetings!

What we went over last night:

Properties and Descriptors (Rich Sarkis)
A tour through a small corner of idiomatic Python where properties and descriptors live. Learn how to use setters, getters and deleters and honor the DRY principle ( and pep808botRyan (Ryan Stush)
Ryan introduced us to ( and their bot called pep808bot ( that operates within a room. A creative way to play with a fun service!

Python and databases (Josh Russo)
Josh gave us a great talk ( of Python database interfaces. It's nice to be reminded that we can store data using Python and databases in a way that is not related to web apps!

Python Module of the Week (Paul Tomblin)
There was a discussion about featuring a monthly discussion on a module in the Python Standard Library, and Paul had a perfect reference for us: Python Module of the Week (

WAT (Ralph Bean)
Ralph showed the group a lightning talk by Gary Bernhardt from CodeMash 2012 (; funny and insightful discussions on languages!

Group Picture
See attached for a group picture from last night, our largest attendance yet!

See you all next month!


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