[Chicago] start meeting with "intro to Python"

Daniel Griffin dgriff1 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 31 17:39:59 CEST 2010

I thought an interesting one would be "Why classes in python are different
than classes in Java/C++/Ruby". Basically the differences between Python OO
and the OO you learn in school.

On Wed, Mar 31, 2010 at 10:31 AM, Phil Robare <verisimilidude at gmail.com>wrote:

> That assumes that we have enough people coming (or watching online)
> that have never seen Python.  Rather than going through the tutorial
> maybe we could have short, focused talks on basic use of specific
> libraries, and hit basic Python abilities along the way.  Suggestions
> for topics could be "Regular Expressions: Perl vs Python", "Calling a
> database from Python", "Using SWIG to call a C library".  For people
> who do these things they are low level and simple, for the rest who
> have never had a reason to do them they create a short stumble when we
> first try them.
> On Mon, Mar 29, 2010 at 9:45 AM, Carl Karsten <carl at personnelware.com>
> wrote:
> > Would anyone object to starting the meeting with 10-20 minutes of
> > showing Python to people who have never seen it?
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