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November 18 Meeting Details

Topic/Speaker – Robots/Raspberry Pi Raffle/Book Swap (bring your Python books to share)/Plan for 2016

Location – The recently opened Do Space at 7205 Dodge Street, Omaha.  SW corner of 72nd and Dodge.

Meeting starts at 6:30 pm, Wednesday, November 18. This will be the last meeting for 2015.

September 16 Meeting Details

Topic/Speaker – Getting a Django Project Started / Keith Nickum

Location – Alley Poyner Macchietto Architecture Office in the Tip Top Building at 1516 Cuming Street.

Meeting starts at 6:30 pm, Wednesday, September 16.

July 15 Meeting Details

Topic/Speaker – “Integrating Python Into Other Code Types” / Adam Shaver
It will cover direct C/C++ integration, use of boost for integration, and use of an Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) – – to integrate python into the work flow.

Location – Alley Poyner Macchietto Architecture Office in the Tip Top Building at 1516 Cuming Street.

Meeting starts at 6:30 pm, Wednesday, 7/15/2015

Meeting Tonight! 2015-01-21

Location – Gordmans Office Building in Aksarben thanks to Aaron Keck.

Meeting starts at 6pm, Wednesday, 1/21/15

Parking and entry details:

The building is the northwest corner of 67th and Frances and the Gordmans entrance is next to the “g” sign, about midway along the East side of the building. There’s parking directly out front, but it sometimes fills up in the evenings. The garage around back is open to the public after 5:30 or 6 as well.

The building doors lock at 5, so Aaron will be standing by to badge people in starting around 5:45. If you’re running late, or early, just shoot him or the list an email.

December Meeting Notes

We had a great meeting which included a raffle of the awesome Python book, Learning Python 4th Edition.  Thanks to O’Reilly Publishing.

Further topics included, in no particular order:

  • Tox – a generic virtualenv management and test command line tool
  • Bitbucket – for private remote repositories
  • Virtualenvwrapper – a set of extensions to Ian Bicking’s virtualenv tool.
  • Django Data Migrations in 1.7
  • Moving from Django 1.2 to 1.7.
  • python-social-auth – an easy to setup social authentication/registration mechanism with support for several frameworks and auth providers.
  • yamjam – a multi-project, shared, yaml based configuration system.
  • dhp – A collection of handy modules, almost guaranteed to get you into trouble.
  • dennis python package – a set of utilities for working with PO files to ease development and improve quality.

Merry Christmas to all!

March Meeting Info – v2

Jeff will be presenting the opening round of our todo.txt respin with python for the “New to Python or Programming” section.  The goals for the night’s section will be:

  •  Defining the problem
  •  Initial architecture of the solution
  •  Building a corner-stone class
  •  Writing our first tests (not necessarily in that order <g>)

To get ready for the fun, bring a laptop or device with:

We don’t have an advanced level talk set in stone yet, so if you are yearning to talk about a project you are working on, something in the standard or 3rd party libs that saved your bacon or just made you say “Cool.” We’d love to have you tell us about it. No experience required.

Door Prize: O’Reilly Python Book.

Wednesday, March 21st at 7pm.  See the where and when page for directions.

In the future Jeff plans on doing a session on supporting Python 2 and 3 just like CherryPy does.   And since he plans on using Tox which was written by Holger Krekel (the same guy who develops py.test) we figured now would be a good time for us to tryout py.test.




Omaha Python Users Group Meeting, April 18, 2011

Tonight’s meeting:

Steve talked about the book he just read, “Start Small, Stay Small“.  The premise is fast is good.   Jeff talked about the book he was reading, “Programming Collective Intelligence”.  Conversations then turned to SQL, and good resources.   It was pointed out there are a number of really good references on the web and that it is probably best to just do it, keeping in mind that every table needs a primary key and to never depend on the user to give you information that you would use as part of the primary key without checking.

Jeff was motivated by the PyCon video, “Python and Robots: Teaching programming in High School“.  He actually went out and got an S2 and Fluke board and is now actively teaching his kids how to program robots in Python.

More talk about the results from the survey were discussed.  Focusing on “events” and moving away from traditional “user group” seemed to be popular and something we want to move forward and try.


Next “Event” is in May — See you then.


Omaha Python Users Group Meeting, March 21, 2011

Talked about pycon videos on blip, some of the videos mentioned were:


Results from Surveys discussions –

  • More timely  notifications for the meetings.  A 2week/1week pattern and a 1week pattern were discussed.
  • Coding by example is one of the most requested topics.  However, we need steady access to a projector to make that work.
  • Vary content over the meeting from Beginner to Advanced
  • Win lottery and split proceeds with others interested in Python, then they can retire and have time to attend.
  • Noticed lots of Python envy from perl coders.  (Can’t we all just get along?)
  • Lansky’s has as many benefits as negatives.  We are game for any venue with more pluses — Looking for ideas and offers.
  • Usage (most to least): WEB, SysAdmin, DataBase, Desktop, Other, Games, CompSci, Hobby, Academic, Mobile, Robotics, Scientific
    • Other includes: rapid security tool dev
  • how many times have you attended: 46% – Never, 30% 1-10, 15% 24, 8% – >24