[Chicago] I'm lonely presenter

Daniel Peters danieltpeters at gmail.com
Mon Jan 6 04:31:57 CET 2014

+1 as well.  love debugging talks.

On Sun, Jan 5, 2014 at 8:33 PM, sheila miguez <shekay at pobox.com> wrote:

> I'm +1 for a talk from you.
> On Jan 5, 2014 8:25 PM, "Nick Bennett" <nick at goggl.es> wrote:
>> 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?
>> Thoughts?
>> 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.
>>> --
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