Omaha Python Users Group

Python Users in the Omaha Metro Area

August 20, 2014

August 20 Meeting Details

Filed under: UpcomingEvents — Steve @ 9:40 am

Location – a conference room at Gordmans in Aksarben thanks to Aaron Keck.

Meeting starts at 7pm, Wednesday, 8/20/14

Call 402-651-5215 if you have last minute communications.

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 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 6:45.  If you’re running late, or early, just shoot him an email and I can meet you.

– Interesting Python tips and tricks we have discovered recently
– Bring your questions/problems you need help solving
– Scheduling topics and discussions for the next few meetings.

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.


July 16, 2014

July Meeting

Filed under: UpcomingEvents — Steve @ 8:00 am

Date: Wednesday, July 16, 2014.

LocationFox Hollow Coffee, 1919 Papillion Pkwy (approx. 113th and Blondo)

Time: 7pm


  • Django-taggit
  • What database to use for production site?
  • add yours here.

June 17, 2014

Next Meeting – Wednesday, June 18

Filed under: UpcomingEvents — Steve @ 9:16 am

Location: Fox Hollow Coffee, 1919 Papillion Pkwy (approx. 113th and Blondo)

Time: 7pm


  • Zato
  • Django 1.7 and migrations
  • Open Source contributions
  • add yours here.

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.

May 21, 2014

Next Meeting: May 21

Filed under: UpcomingEvents — JeffH @ 4:07 pm

Location: Panera’s Bread, 78th and Dodge

Time: 7pm


  • distributing your open source code with pypi
  • Random acts of code
  • Keeping fresh.

May 17, 2014

Member Postings

Filed under: MemberPosts — JeffH @ 2:59 pm

Read what OmahaPython User Group members are talking about.

In Re: » Python

(Because some things just can't go unsaid)

Last feed update: Tuesday June 30th, 2015 09:34:47 AM

pypi:, keeping a DRY long_description

Saturday May 17th, 2014 06:04:24 PM JeffH
I like the idea of listing changes to my distribution in the long_desciption in So a release a go, I started appending docs/changes.rst to my README.rst file that I am using for pypi. It was a simple doc with bulleted lists. The world was good. However, I grew unsatisified with my changes.rst file and [...]

pypi vs. README.rst – a tale of frustration and unnecessary binding

Monday May 5th, 2014 03:40:51 AM JeffH
0.1.3, 0.1.4, 0.1.5 – The Lost Versions 2014-05-05, I am updating this post to give the short answer: use python register to update your meta-data on pypi. It can be run repeatedly and will modify the meta-data on pypi for the distribution. and now the original blog post… During the first launch of YamJam, [...]

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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.



June 24, 2013

Coding Across America – in Omaha! Get your tickets soon.

Filed under: UpcomingEvents — Tags: — Steve @ 5:01 pm

Coding Across AmericaMatthew Makai – Python and Django developer – has been crossing the country to “gain greater perspective on tech culture across the United States”.  He will be in Omaha for a few days and has agreed to present a lecture titled “Making Your City’s Developer Community Awesome” on July 1st at UNO’s Mammel Hall in Aksarben Village.

Tickets are Free and available with more details at Eventbrite.

Many thanks to Burch Kealey, Associate Professor of Accounting and Creator of directEDGAR, for doing most of the work to put this together.

The evening’s schedule:
4:30 – 5:15 – Arrival, registration and pre-talk social
5:15 – 6:15 – Matt’s talk
6:15 – 6:45(ish) – Audience questions and discussion
6:45 – ?   – Pizza / soft drinks, more social time, and a drawing for a 100 gift card from BestBuy

January 14, 2013

January 2013 Meeting Details

Filed under: UpcomingEvents — Steve @ 6:35 pm

Wednesday,  January 17 at  7:00 pm.

Online meeting using Google+ Hangouts.  There is a public event scheduled, search Omaha Python Meeting on Google+ to add it to your calendar.  If you have trouble contact wereapwhatwesow at gmail.

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