[Chicago] Topics for October Meeting at Market Bar

Adam Forsyth adam at adamforsyth.net
Thu Oct 3 21:00:17 CEST 2013


I'd be happy to do a lightning talk on Braintree as part of a meeting on
tech entrepreneurship,  but I'm on vacation next week and may be out of
town next month as well.
On Oct 3, 2013 1:54 PM, "Jason Wirth" <wirth.jason at gmail.com> wrote:

> I mentioned this before:
>
> Googling for BrainTree's offices for last meeting I came across this
> article about how BrainTree came to be as a business<http://37signals.com/svn/posts/2800-bootstrapped-profitable-proud-braintree>.
> It got me thinking about how to (profitably?) run a software development
> business--you know, the thing that generates money to pay developer
> salaries, stock the fridge with beer, rent office space, sponsor PyCon,
> Chipy, and other community activities.
>
> Would anyone be interested in giving a talk on this?
>
>
> Given EBay's recent acquisition of Braintree someone talking about this is
> even more relevant and would make it the BEST MEETING EVER!
>
> +1e6 for anyone who wants to talk about this.
>
>
>
> Since D3 is a possibility I'll shoot out Rob Story's github, he's working
> with Wes and Chang (the Pandas guys) on their new startup DataPad and has
> stuff linking Python to visualization. For example, one project is
> Bearcart, which is a pandas dataframe in, rickshaw time series out.
> (Rickshaw is a timeseries plotting library built on D3.)
>
> https://github.com/wrobstory
>
>
>
>
>
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> On Thu, Oct 3, 2013 at 1:32 PM, Joseph Curtin <jbcurtinnews at gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> +1 to the latter. D3 beauty + python is always neat.
>>
>>
>> On Thu, Oct 3, 2013 at 12:36 PM, Japhy Bartlett <japhy at pearachute.com>wrote:
>>
>>> Two ideas I'd be willing to put together:
>>>
>>> I've got a demo project that auths a user with Facebook and does some
>>> asynchronous scraping that might be interesting.
>>>
>>> Alternately (reading this graphing thread), d3 is javascript but pretty
>>> great, maybe a quick demo of how to set up browser-based visualizations
>>> with a python backend?
>>>
>>>
>>>  On Wed, Oct 2, 2013 at 4:46 PM, Brian Ray <brianhray at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>>  Who's got something they want to present?
>>>>
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