[Chicago] Introduce Yourself

Brian Hines brian at projectweekend.net
Wed Oct 3 04:07:59 CEST 2012


I'm Brian Hines. My first exposure to Python was in the first Udacity CS101
class back in Feb 2012. I loved it. I tried learning other languages before
with little success. Professionally I have worked with SQL and databases
for the last 6 years and I'm pretty advanced in that department. Python
just clicked with me in a way other things didn't.

I have operated a Spotify based music site since Sept 2011 (
projectweekend.net). I originally built it in Drupal. After the class I
looked for ways to use Python on the web and found Django. I rebuilt the
site starting in May 2012 and finished it in July. With Python I was able
to use a lot of existing APIs from places like Last.fm, echonest and
Spotify to automatically gather meta data when we posted new stuff. No more
manually filling out a Drupal content form. It has been a success in my
book since I solved some key user issues. Sharing our favorite tunes isn't
painful anymore.

I have not attended a meeting yet but plan to. My work schedule gets hectic
sometimes. I'm making it a point to attend in the next month.

Anyone going to Webconf Chicago?

Brian :)

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On Oct 2, 2012, at 12:11 PM, Erik Lynd <eriklynd at gmail.com> wrote:

My name is Erik Lynd,

I stumbled upon python by accident about a year or so ago. I was caught off
guard by how intuitive the language is. I was able to dive right in and get
working which was a huge plus. I have not been to a meeting yet, but am
working toward programming professionally so I will probably attend very
soon. So far I have used python to parse through text files as well as
telemetry data. I just started going through the Django documentation



On Tue, Oct 2, 2012 at 11:30 AM, Omi Chiba <ochiba77 at gmail.com> wrote:

> My name is Omi Chiba.
> I love web2py and already built some apps for intranet site for the
> company I work. I'm living north west suburbs and didn't have a chance to
> visit the meeting because it's a little bit too far.
> This is my blog.
> http://ochiba77.blogspot.com/
> Python has many good libraries and I really like it!
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