[Chicago] ChiPy at ITA Thu May 13, 7p

Carl Karsten carl at personnelware.com
Tue May 11 00:05:11 CEST 2010


When: 7 PM Thursday May 13, 2010
Where: ITA

This will be our Best Meeting Ever!

 1. 7:00 How to contribute to Python (Brian Curtin)
 2. 7:45 Pizza (Imaginary Landscape)
 3. 8:00 Building the Python Interpreter and Going for Speed (William Scullin)
 4. 8:45 Book Giveaway (O'Reilly)


1. How to contribute to Python
Brian Curtin
 covers an interesting topic (to me), and I think it would be cool to
show an example of how to contribute a fix to Python. My idea is to go
from start-to-finish finding a bug in Python, checking out the source,
fixing the bug, making a patch, signing up on the tracker, then
submitting the patch. A documentation fix would probably be
easiest/quickest, but I could look around the bug tracker and keep a
really small standard library bug in my back pocket so we can fix some
actual code.

2. Pizza
Imaginary Landscape
Local Python shop wants to make sure we don't pass out from
starvation.  Return the favor by visiting http://chicagopython.com

3. Building the Python Interpreter and Going for Speed
William Scullin
A summary of
lessons learned by building CPython with non-gnu compilers on x86 and
non-x86 platforms. We've got some fun, and actually sort of depressing
data learned from trying to scale out a python science code to 32,768
cores. None of it is a surprise, but it's got some interesting
implications for large distributed applications of all stripes that if
I'm lucky, someone will stand up and point out the obvious solutions.

4. Book Giveaway
Take notes and be ready to answer questions - correct answer gets you a book.

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About the group
ChiPy is made up of people of all levels of programming and Python
knowledge. At every meeting we have had both beginning programmers,
people who are just starting to use Python, as well as experienced
Python programmers. Don't be intimidated about coming to a meeting.

Note that ChiPy is not a formal organization. We collect no dues,
elect no officers, and keep no roster. Signing up for the mailing list
carries no obligation. Nor does showing up at the meetings. Nor, at
least so far, does anything else we have done, although we always
appreciate it when our presenters show up. (They usually do!)


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