[BangPypers] Fwd: Chicago Python User Group

Senthil Kumaran orsenthil at gmail.com
Thu Feb 12 08:37:28 CET 2009

FYI :- I should say, For Your Inspiration!

On Thu, Feb 12, 2009 at 9:18 AM, Carl Karsten <carl at personnelware.com> wrote:
> Chicago Python User Group
> =========================
> Go ChiPy! After last month's hugely successful language comparison mayhem,
> the world's most successful user group strikes again!
> Robots and OS Packaging, are the major topic areas.
> James Snyder, from Northwestern University's Biomedical Engineering
> Department, will be serializing Arduino microcontroller with Python for
> robotic pursuits. Jason Huggins, co-founder of Sauce Labs Inc and creator of
> Selenium, will follow up with a quick demo of his Arduino-based Ambient Orb
> clone, called 'orbison' (http://code.google.com/p/orbison/).
> For the second part, Cosmin Stejerean, software engineering and computer
> security specialist,  will cover how to package your Python package with
> tools like  py2app and py2exe.  Massimo Di Pierro, professor at DePaul CTI,
> will get some brief help porting his popular web2py Enterprise Web Framework
> to a linux package from a live audience. Let's see if it is possible in 10
> minutes!
> Last but not least, William Scullin, Argonne National Laboratory and cheese
> lover, will present on bcfg2, a tool written in Python for system
> administrators to fingerprint their environment and about Python, in
> general, on IBM's BlueGene /P supercompter.
> There will be a moment of silence in respect to Unix Timestamp 1234567890
> Our host for the meeting is Sully's House Tap Room & Grill.  All ages are
> welcome to this Free Private Event.  For those of age, Sully's House offer
> 20 Beers on tap, and 35 Bottles - all craft and microbrewery, specializing
> in Belgium, Irish and German selections.  Enjoy great Bar Food & Pizza from
> our Italian Oven and Daily discounted menu specials. The host has given us a
> dedicated bartender.  We will meet in the private party room on the second
> floor that is well equipped with top of the line video equipment – 100" HD
> screen & full A/V accessibility with Rock Band & Wii. Nice big space, bring
> a friend. Thanks Sully's!!!
> This *will* be our best meeting yet.
> Topics
> ------
>  * Arduino + Python, James Snyder
>  * Orb demo, Jason Huggins
>  * py2app and py2exe, Cosmin Stejerean
>  * help package web2py for linux, Massimo Di Pierro
>  * IBM's BlueGene /P bcfg2, William Scullin
> When
> ----
> Thursday, February 12th, ~7pm
> Location
> --------
> Sully's House Tap Room & Grill, 1501 N. Dayton St. Chicago, Illinois 60622
> At the corner of Blackhawk and Dayton http://www.sullyshouse.com/
> (2) Blocks from the North & Clybourn Red Line stop. Free street parking
> available.
> About ChiPy
> -----------
> ChiPy is a group of Chicago Python Programmers, l33t, and n00bs.
> Meetings are held monthly at various locations around Chicago.
> Also, ChiPy is a proud sponsor of many Open Source and Educational
> efforts in Chicago. Stay tuned to the mailing list for more info.

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