[Chicago] I'm lonely presenter

Nick Bennett nick at goggl.es
Mon Jan 6 03:25:21 CET 2014

All that I have learned about Python, I have learned through trial and
error in IPython. I usually get the feel of an API or new module first in
the shell, and then I can write code in my editor. I could give a talk on
using an interactive shell to debug code and explore modules, in particular
IPython but the the approach would be similar with others like IDLE or
python or bpython. I introduced my work mentor to it, a purist with a
mechanical keyboard tailored for vim use, and since then he has been using
ipython on most of our Python-based work projects. If that's not a stunning
recommendation, I don't know what is one.

Let's call the talk "Getting a feel for the code" and in it I will talk
about using Python REPL shells including python, IPython, and bpython. I'll
talk about getting access to a Python REPL quickly and easily when in need,
to appeal to a wider audience. Perhaps you see something interesting on
Github and you want to see how it would work, but you're not a programmer
yet and/or don't have a Python environment at your fingertips. I'll talk
about PythonAnywhere, along with a blurb about getting an EC2 instance
going. Could I use your code, Carl, as an example in the presentation?


On Sun, Jan 5, 2014 at 6:08 PM, Carl Karsten <carl at personnelware.com> wrote:

> On Sun, Jan 5, 2014 at 5:48 PM, Nick Bennett <nick at goggl.es> wrote:
> > by writing a Python script to get the pairwise distances between Divvy
> bike
> > stations from the Google Maps API using "by the bike" distances.
> I would like something about this.  pretty much anything.
> I use various google API stuff successfully, but it is almost a
> surprise to me that things work.
> and then when they don't work, that is also a surprise.
> I think my main problem is I don't have a clue how to debug this
> stuff, and I don't have a good feel for how to think about it.
> Like this code worked for over a year:
> https://github.com/CarlFK/veyepar/blob/master/dj/scripts/youtube_uploader.py#L144
> A month or so ago stopped working.  It doesn't error, it just doesn't
> give the same results it used to. (it should flip a youtube video from
> unlisted to public.) (if anyone wants to hack on this, that one .py
> should run on its own and it should be easy to get the creds setup so
> you can test it on your own account, or set up a test account)
> I want that fixed, and I want a clue how one goes about figuring out
> what is going on.
> I have also written code to talk to a goog spread sheet and calendar,
> same feeling of uncertainty.
> So anything in this area should help.
> --
> Carl K
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