[Chicago] Proposal for a talk this Thursday

Carl Karsten carl at personnelware.com
Tue Apr 10 18:07:21 CEST 2007

Jono wrote:
> Hi everybody,
> Jono from Humanized here.
> I'd like to make a talk at the ChiPy meeting this Thursday, if I can.
> If this list isn't the right place to suggest talks, could somebody please
> tell me who to mail this to?

This is the place.  About the right time too, only this time some early birds 
kinda broke the pattern.

> I'd like to show off a prototype ZUI (zooming user interface) I'm working
> on.  It's not (yet) a Humanized project, it's something I'm monkeying up in
> my spare time.
> I've seen ZUI prototypes before that made me say, "OK, that's a neat idea,
> but how the heck would you get any work done in it?".  So I decided to 
> start
> trying to make one that would actually be useful to me.  I draw a webcomic,
> and my workflow involves moving lots of documents around, copying data
> between several applications in different formats, and lots of annoying
> window shuffling.  So my goal is to prototype a ZUI which makes this
> workflow easier than the tools I currently have.
> Topics of general Python interest this talk will touch on include:
> * How to monkey up a prototype interface really quick with wxPython
> * Using pySQLite as an alternative to files for extremely easy data
> persistence
> * How to edit and transform image files with Python
> * Pythonizing repetitive GUI tasks
> Additionally, the topic of more specific user-interface design interest is:
> * How do we make a zooming user interface that is actually useful for
> getting work done and not just a gee-whiz demo?

+1 for seeing this this week.

I think we have 2 other talks planned, not sure how much time everyone needs.

I'll let someone else figure that out.

Carl K

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