[Python Edinburgh] Introduction
dougal85 at gmail.com
Sat Nov 6 09:39:38 CET 2010
We have a wide range of abilities in the group from those who use python
every day at work to people that are just starting out. I would guess we all
use programming professionally one way or another but don't worry, all
abilities will fit in.
p.s. I've copied this to the new list.
On 5 Nov 2010 18:37, "Wiki-Wah" <paul_on_site at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> Thanks for the welcome Mark. I'll take a look at the pythonedinburgh
> Are most of the people on here professional programmers, or a mix of
> various levels?
> Certainly plenty of public houses down this way ;)
> On Nov 5, 5:19 pm, Mark Smith <mark.sm... at practicalpoetry.co.uk>
>> Hi Paul,
>> Welcome to the community!
>> You'll notice the Scotland-PUG mailing list is not too active. We've
>> actually moved - the list's email address is now edinbu... at python.org,
>> which we thought was pretty cool, although we're not too happy with
>> the pipermail archives at python.org. The 'Scotland' tag seemed a
>> little too ambitious for a group that only managed to successfully
>> meet up once, in Edinburgh (We've managed another 4 meetups in the
>> last 3 months since restarting the group)
>> Currently all announcements regarding meetups are posted to both
>> lists, but the (current) plan is to drop the google group after a
>> while, but it's possible we'll decide not to.
>> You can find information on how to sign up at:
>> If you're on the West-coast, you might find it a bit difficult to come
>> to one of our Edinburgh pub meetups, although you'll always be welcome
>> if you turn up! In the meantime, feel free to use the mailing list to
>> post questions; highlight interesting developments; look for, or
>> offer, work; and generally post anything you think the group would be
>> interested in. Perhaps you could set up a competing group more
>> locally, and then we could come visit you :-)
>> On Nov 5, 4:48 pm, Wiki-Wah <paul_on_s... at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
>> > Hi all. I'd just like to introduce myself to the group. I've been
>> > hunting for a Scottish Python group for a wee while, just to get
>> > involved a bit in the Python community and seem to have come across
>> > the right group....... even though I'm out on the West coast :-P
>> > (don't hold it against me!)
>> > I'm a bit of a newbie to the language, although did work a bit with C
>> > and Fortran in a previous life. I'm working my way through Michael
>> > Dawsons book, "Python for the Absolute Beginner" at the moment. I'm
>> > an engineer during the day, and would like to develop some
>> > applications for work and home to try and improve certain aspects of
>> > the job. I probably won't be able to contribute quite as much as the
>> > more experienced folks on here, but I'll be reading the posts and try
>> > to add my thoughts where I can!
>> > Cheers!
>> > Paul.
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