[Baypiggies] Talk @ Baypiggies in Feb?
jim at well.com
Mon Jan 19 01:10:05 CET 2009
it's surprising how a small information load
can take up time. don't worry about filling the
time, but you can begin with an overview (what
problem is solved), then talk about practical
matters of setting up (what tools, complementary
modules, and anything else that one can use for
practical coding), then some code examples, then
note any pitfalls, maybe common blind-alley
thinking traps, then questions and discussion,
and what do you know: the security staff is
trying to kick us out.
if you think you can give your talk in about
30 minutes, it'll almost certainly expand to 45.
don't worry if it's less. we can fill in before
and after your talk with one or more newbie
nuggets (lightning talks), announcements, and
if you think you'll have trouble filling 30,
let us know and we'll fix up newbie nuggets to
this is for thursday, february 26, right?
On Sun, 2009-01-18 at 13:36 -0800, Pete wrote:
> Great, thanks!
> We should prolly find a second less-than-full-length talk; while I can
> stretch this out a bit, I don't think I can make a full meeting of it.
> In Chicago, we sometimes do one longer talk and a few lightning talks
> (5-15 minutes). Keeps things interesting, lightens the burden on any
> one speaker & gives more people a chance to present.
> On Jan 18, 2009, at 11:36 AM, jim wrote:
> > let's do it.
> > On Sun, 2009-01-18 at 11:26 -0800, Pete wrote:
> >> On Jan 17, 2009, at 6:24 PM, Shannon -jj Behrens wrote:
> >>> On Sat, Jan 17, 2009 at 11:11 AM, Pete <pfein at pobox.com> wrote:
> >>>> Hiya-
> >>>> I was wondering if I could give a talk at next month's meeting.
> >>>> It'd be on
> >>>> my Factory module: http://pypi.python.org/pypi/Factory/
> >>>> I gave this talk at Chipy a few months ago, and it was very well
> >>>> received.
> >>>> It's about 1/2 hour long.
> >>>> Lemme know.
> >>> I'm cc'ing the rest of BayPiggies:
> >>> Your description sounded interesting to me. Jim and Tony organize
> >>> the
> >>> speakers, and they usually try to line up people a few months in
> >>> advance. I'm not sure exactly when they have a slot for you, but
> >>> you
> >> I'm only going to be here through late March... given the change to
> >> the 4th Thursday, I'd need to do this next month (February) or not at
> >> all.
> >>> have a +1 from me. You might want to describe it a little more so
> >>> that the other people on the mailing list can get excited and give
> >>> you
> >>> a +1 as well ;)
> >> Here's an abstract:
> >> ----------------------------------------
> >> Factory is an object-oriented approach to partial function
> >> application, also known as currying.
> >> Python 2.5 added support for currying with the addition of
> >> functools.partial: http://docs.python.org/whatsnew/2.5.html#pep-309-partial-function-application
> >> The Factory module is a more powerful implementation of this pattern.
> >> Some improvements include:
> >> - safer, as invalid arguments are detected immediately, instead of
> >> at call time
> >> - intelligent support for classes, instance methods & all other
> >> callables
> >> - bound arguments can be inspected and modified as attributes
> >> - several convenient methods for (re)binding arguments
> >> Using Factories can:
> >> - simplify writing callbacks
> >> - reduce bugs in concurrent applications
> >> - provide easy lazy evaluation
> >> This talk will demonstrate the Factory module and discuss its
> >> implementation and uses. Familiarity with currying is helpful but
> >> not
> >> required. More information is available at http://pypi.python.org/pypi/Factory/
> >> -----------------------------------------
> >> The talk itself consists mainly of a live demo of the module,
> >> followed
> >> by a brief review of its implementation. It falls more on the side
> >> of
> >> "cool things you can do that are unique to Python", in contrast to
> >> the
> >> more typical "how to parse TPS reports in Python (or Perl or Java
> >> or ...)" . As such, it's a good insight in to the power of Python
> >> for
> >> programmers new to the language, while providing plenty to keep old
> >> hands entertained. I presented this talk to the Chicago group in
> >> September and it was very well received, with one audience member
> >> even
> >> suggesting the module should be included in the standard library.
> >>> Thanks for volunteering!
> >> Sure. $DIETY knows, I like to talk. ;-)
> >> --Pete
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