[Chicago] February Meeting

William Scullin wscullin at gmail.com
Mon Feb 2 17:31:00 CET 2009

I've been kind of a lurker, but I'd be willing to talk about Python on
IBM's BlueGene /P. One of my co-workers (or myself) would be more than
willing to talk about our configuration management system, bcfg2,
which is written in Python.

- William

On Mon, Feb 2, 2009 at 9:33 AM, Brian Ray <bray at sent.com> wrote:
> It's that time again...
> Who has something interesting to present?  A couple random thoughts:
>  * Should we ask Brantley to expand on his lightining talk people loved so
> much.
>  * I think It would be nice to have a meeting dedicated to Ian Bicking and
> his contribution to ChiPy/Python in the near future.
>  * We need to work in more language features in our meetings
>  * What should we be doing concerning PyCon at ChiPy meetings
>  * What does the number 42 have to do with Python, anyway?
>  * Now we are starting to have more scientists in the crowd, should we cater
> some topics in the scientific realm?
>  * We covered Python on Mobile, what about python for pure GIS?
>  * What does accessing shared memory have to do with Python and multi-core
> systems, anyway?
>  * What do these modules have in common and where do I get: hotshot, pickle,
> optparse, urllib, pdb, inspect, subprocess, array, tempfile, heapq
>  * Topics we have covered in the past that may be worth revisiting: testing,
> packaging python projects, graphing, gui, threads...
>  * How do I get the management upstairs to accept Python, or do they
> already?
>  * Hey I would switch to Python if it only had ....
>  * I never realized Python was embedded in so many places including:  Games,
> Text Editors, Database Systems, Wireless, ...
>  * Python is about as cool as Lisp for AI programming, because...
>  * I fed my dog with Python... and other projects I did with Python in my
> garage.
>  * hehe, my kids thinks I taught them how to program computer games in
> Python, when actually I taught them inductive reasoning
>  * Gees, if someone would just make the Python docs like the php ones, I
> might switch... and why this will never happen.
>  * I wish I had some way to refactor, test and understand some obsfucated
> code.
> What about a venue?  I posted the idea on the North Side bar, but got no
> comments.  What other venue options should we consider?
> Yes, there are a lot of seeds. But, really we are just looking for something
> you find interesting. Chances are if you find what your working on
> interesting and you want to share, their will be others on this list who may
> find them interesting, as well. Give it a shot.
> Thanks,
> Brian Ray
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