Category Archives: MeetingNotes

September 2016 Wrap Up

Wes Turner did a great presentation demonstrating “HTML parsing, JSON-LD, RDFa, and in order to add RDFa markup to @TheGlobalGoals for Sustainable Development at“.

And you can check here to see Wes’s other Python endeavors and tools:

July 16 Meeting Notes



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 21 – Meeting Notes

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 2012 Meeting Notes

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…