Omaha Python Users Group

Python Users in the Omaha Metro Area

August 19, 2015

August 19, 2015 – Meeting Notes

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Link to Jeff’s slides on “Show me your Python Workflow

Great meeting tonight, lots of new faces and lots of familiar faces too.


February 22, 2015

February Meeting Notes

Filed under: MeetingNotes — Steve @ 8:24 pm

Here are links to a few of the topics at this month’s meeting:

FuzzyWuzzy: String matching in Python

Plumbum: Shell Combinators and More

Django: The web framework for perfectionists with deadlines.

October 16, 2014

October 15 Meeting Notes

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Here are links to some of the topics discussed at the meeting. Thanks for everyone’s participation. and for some examples.

Django Debug Toolbar




July 19, 2014

July 16 Meeting Notes

Filed under: MeetingNotes — Steve @ 12:49 pm


We had a good discussion, mainly focused on Global Interpreter Lock.  A description can be found here, and article one and two by Jeff Knupp.

Eventlet was also introduced –

a concurrent networking library for Python that allows you to change how you run your code, not how you write it.

  • It uses epoll or kqueue or libevent for highly scalable non-blocking I/O.

  • Coroutines ensure that the developer uses a blocking style of programming that is similar to threading, but provide the benefits of non-blocking I/O.

  • The event dispatch is implicit, which means you can easily use Eventlet from the Python interpreter, or as a small part of a larger application.



Finally we had some discussion about adding a bit of structure to the meetings and advanced notice of the meeting agendas.  If you would like to share at a meeting, or know about a presenter traveling through Omaha please email the list and we will set it up.


May 26, 2014

May 21 – Meeting Notes

Filed under: MeetingNotes — JeffH @ 10:19 am

Topics of Discussion:

  • pandas – Python Data Analysis Library
  • ipython – a rich architecture for interactive computing
  • django – django and the agony of send file
  • dashboards and stoplights
  • Zato – The next generation ESB and application server written in Python.
  • pythonanywhere – Host, run, and code Python in the cloud!
  • open refine –  (formerly Google Refine) is a powerful tool for working with messy data
  • paramiko – Python (2.6+, 3.3+) implementation of the SSHv2 protocol
  • pysftp – A simple interface to sftp. based on zeth’s (by our own Jeff Hinrichs)


Had a great meeting tonight.  Thanks to everyone who contributed. Be sure and put the next meeting date on your calendar – June 18, 2014.

August 20, 2013

August Meeting Cancelled

Filed under: MeetingNotes,UpcomingEvents — JeffH @ 9:10 am

Due to member discussion on the list, this month’s meeting has been cancelled do to conflicts.   We are scheduled to meet next in September.   Looking forward to our best meeting ever.



November 21, 2012

November Meeting

Filed under: MeetingNotes — Steve @ 9:39 pm

We are meeting in a Google Hangout right now (7:30 pm CST 11/21/12) Email the list if you want an invite.

September 19, 2012

September Meeting

Filed under: MeetingNotes — Steve @ 12:17 pm

Meeting is on for Wednesday, 9-19-12.

7pm at 13829 Industrial Road – Architectural Lighting Resources.

Book raffle!

August 16, 2012

August 2012 Meeting Notes

Filed under: MeetingNotes — Steve @ 1:37 pm

Much of this meeting was spent getting to know Eric, who recently moved to Omaha, and is an enthusiastic Python’er.  Discussion revolved around Eric’s database generator project and my flashcard website, so a lot of Django tips, and some internationalization was discussed.  We ended up at Buffalo Wings and Rings again for some drinks and nachos – maybe this is becoming a tradition…

July 21, 2012

July Meeting Notes

Filed under: MeetingNotes — Steve @ 1:41 pm

We had a good meeting last week, topics included TDD, Uncle Bob’s Clean Code, VirtualEnvWrapper, and Django.

As usual the summer months have taken their toil on attendance, but it was nice getting to know Mike, and hopefully next month everyone will have the kids back in school and a little more time to get together.

Until next month, happy summer.

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