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DFW Pythoneers 2nd Saturday Teaching Meeting

Welcome.  We're a friendly group for those who program using the Python language as well as those wanting to learn it.  We try hard to be beginner friendly as well as cover advanced material.

At our Saturday afternoon meetings we set up a projector for presentations, code reviews of projects and demonstrations of useful add-on packages.  We often pass the plug to the projector around for members to share what they are working on or to get help with their code.  Our sessions are very hands-on so bring your laptops so you can participate.  We have wired and wireless Internet access at our meetings.

Not every meeting has a formal presentation, and because our sessions are 3-hours long, we like to mix it up with different topics.  One way of doing so is for members to step forward and give short, 5-minute talks called lightning talks.  Relax, the format is casual and not intended to cover a topic but to introduce it to the attendees or show off something you're working on.  They're a lot of fun and stimulate ideas for future talks.  Please think about a topic and come prepared.  It could be an simple as just announcing this cool Python library you found on some website one day.  Look thru your bookmarks for ideas.

Our sessions run until 5 pm and then we often go out for dinner as a group.  Our club wiki page can be found at www.dfwpython.org.  Feel free to edit it, perhaps adding a topic of interest to you.  We also have a version control repository (based on Subversion) that anyone is welcome to use for their projects, and a mailing list separate from the Python meetup.com forum to which you can subscribe. Details are on the wiki.

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  • Ravi

    Guys, It was great to meet you all. I heard somebody talk about a website for intermediate projects in Python. I would like to know that , since I'm finishing one of my basic courses in Python and would love to work on an intermediate project in Python.

    July 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks to everyone who showed up! Thanks to John Z for running the meeting and getting the space!

    We are still looking for locations for the next Saturday meeting, so if you have any good suggestions forward them on. The social meeting is still currently on the 25th at Taco Cabana in Addison. I'll going to bring back Project Night and host it this Thursday, July 18th, 6:30-8:30 PM at Gazeebo Burgers in Frisco. (6801 Warren Pkwy, Frisco, Tx). They have a meeting room off the main dining room with decent WiFi. If enough people are interested we can make it permanent. This month's topic is pandas and data analysis. If you have difficultly in loaded all the various SciPy packages, consider using either Enthought's or Continuum Analytics Anaconda.

    1 · July 15, 2013

  • Omer A.

    very valuable 3-4 hours! learnt about some great python friendly IDE/editors and their features, overall Python updates, and most importantly, got some useful ideas about my application architecture (Thanks Steve and Marcel!)

    July 14, 2013

  • Joseph W.

    Good to see the progress we are making as a community!

    July 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    If you want to bring a refreshing beverage of your choice, there is both a QT and a RaceTrax store on Highway 5 a few blocks south of Elm.

    July 13, 2013

  • John Z.

    If you don't make it to the meeting, then you will miss out on my one time showing of Sharknado written in Python with Cocos2d.

    July 13, 2013

  • John Z.

    At the start of the meeting I would like to present news/events related to Python and the community. For example, PyTexas dates, job openings, Python related news, etc... The ClubAJAX group does this and it's a good way to kick off the meeting. Message me If you have anything you want added to my slides, otherwise you can just bring it up during the meeting.

    DIRECTIONS
    If you are driving north on 75 towards McKinney, I recommend you take the SH 5 NORTH (Exit 38C) exit and head north on highway 5 until it becomes S. McDonald St. Then take a right at the light on Elm Street and you will see the McKinney Cotton Mill sign on your right.

    From the parking lot, enter through the metal gate along the two story building, then enter at first door on your right. Go upstairs to the 2nd floor. You'll see a large door on your left, #710.

    2 · July 12, 2013

  • Joseph W.

    Glad to see so many visiting the Collide Center for this. You'll enjoy it; the environment is unique!

    July 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Everyone,

    John has found us a meeting space for this Saturday in McKinney. We have sent emails to the Organizers of this group so they can change the location. Do not go to Alcatel. Thanks for your patience!
    Chris

    July 8, 2013

  • John Z.

    We will definitely NOT be meeting at the Alcatel Lucent Gravity Center. The Gravity Center no longer exists. The Collide Center has been kind enough to allow us to meet in their open space for the July meeting. I have no access to change the address on the meetup. The Collide Center is located just east of 75 in McKinney at the Cotton Mill. 610 Elm St, McKinney, TX 75069 . http://www.collidecenter.com/

    July 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I wish I can attend this but I will unfortunately be out of town this weekend. Is there any info on when the next one will be?

    July 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm a python beginner looking to learn more.

    July 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Discussing with John and Joseph about the new alternative to the Gravity Center. Stay tuned for changes!

    July 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    July 1, 2013

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