[Baypiggies] BayPIGies presentation proposal - Cultivating innovation in the public sector with Python

Brian Peterson bpeterso2000 at yahoo.com
Thu Aug 30 03:05:05 CEST 2012

At the August Python users group meeting the question was asked if
anyone would be interested in giving a talk in the coming months.  Here is my presentation proposal, let me know if
there is any interest...
Cultivating innovation in the public sector with Python
After 15+ years in private sector engineering &
scientific R&D, moving into the public sector was quite an awakening.  How do you leapfrog a culture that’s technologically
a decade or more behind the curve?  One
method that has started to show success is leveraging Python as a practitioner's
tool rather than just another "programming language". In this
presentation I will provide use cases of how using Python as a
practitioner's tool can help plant seeds of innovation in environments &
cultures that are traditionally slow to adopt new technology. Sample projects include, but are not limited to:

*       Python/SciPy-based event probability monitoring
plug-in for Nagios; alerting and reporting on abnormal behavior
patterns in complex systems.
*         Django-based multi-tenant, multi-lingual,
mobile-friendly customer check-in, queuing and analytics system that leverages
web-services, wireless Internet TV's, Twilio and iSpeech.
*         An introduction and working demonstration of
Web2py as a practitioner’s web-based front-end.
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