[Chicago] Meeting: Dec 10 7pm Sullys

Carl Karsten carl at personnelware.com
Fri Dec 4 16:43:03 CET 2009

Chicao Python Users Group
Come join us for our best meeting ever!

When: 7 PM Thursday December 10, 2009
Where: Sully's House Tap Room and Grill

 1. 7:00 Packaging Python for Debian/Ubuntu (Tal Liron
<tal.liron at threecrickets.com>)
 2. 8:00 REST-ful Web apps with Django Piston (Matt Dorn <matt.dorn at gmail.com>)


1. Packaging Python for Debian/Ubuntu
Tal Liron <tal.liron at threecrickets.com>
Introduction to the whole Debian distribution system, which is
actually pretty neat, and show you how to push your Python app into a
Personal Package Archive (PPA) on Launchpad, which is not neat at all
and in fact is an undocumented abyss teeming with poisonous,
man-eating crocodiles. I'll save you from the crocodiles.

2. REST-ful Web apps with Django Piston
Matt Dorn <matt.dorn at gmail.com>
A common complaint about Django, the leading Python web application
framework, is that it doesn't make writing REST APIs easy enough.  In
fact the paradigm for a typical Django application involves views
which map to HTML page templates.  With end users increasingly
expecting rich interfaces with the responsiveness of a desktop
application, this paradigm is being superseded.   Fortunately a
third-party Django application called Piston fills the gap.
Django/Piston can be combined with the Ext JS JavaScript framework and
widget set to create attractive, responsive Web applications, and this
talk will show you how.

Sully's House Tap Room and Grill
1501 N Dayton Street
Chicago, IL 60642
(773) 244-1234

At the corner of Blackhawk and Dayton, (2) Blocks from the North &
Clybourn Red Line stop. Free street parking available.


About the group
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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Carl K

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