[Python Edinburgh] Talks!

Martin Mc Nickle mmcnickle at gmail.com
Tue Sep 2 18:19:17 CEST 2014


+1 separate talks and meetup.
On 2 Sep 2014 17:17, "John Sutherland" <john at sneeu.com> wrote:

> +1 for option one: separate meet–up/talks.
>
> John.
>
>
> --
> http://sneeu.com/
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> On 2 Sep 2014, at 17:13, Becky Smith <rebkwok at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > I like the idea of talks, but the pub meet up is popular and less formal
> than talks in a talk-suitable venue; I vote for the first option, leave pub
> meet up as it is, have talks as a separate set of events.
> >
> > Becky
> >
> > On 2 Sep 2014 16:59, "Mark Smith" <mark.smith at practicalpoetry.co.uk>
> wrote:
> > Hi everybody,
> >
> > In the past when I've asked around, there's been a general feeling that
> we'd like to keep the pub meetups as they are and run talks separately.
> Before Toms unilaterally changes the format of our main function can
> anybody who has an opinion reply to this thread stating their preference.
> >
> > I think the options are:
> >
> > * Keep pub meetups as they are and run talks separately on a different
> day.
> > * Start each meetup in a suitable venue (probably a local Python shop's
> office) with a short talk, followed by a move to the pub
> > * Hold each meetup in suitable venue (see above) with a short talk and
> (possibly free) beer and pizza.
> >
> > If anyone has any other suggestions, please also feel free to post them.
> >
> > --Mark
> >
> >
> > On 2 September 2014 11:12, Toms <toms.baugis at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hello again, this is the third and final email from me today :)
> >
> > I ran a quick survey last time and was extremely happy to see that as
> well as there are people who have been coding in python for 5+ years, there
> were also plenty who had just started or even are considering learning
> python as their first programming language!
> > Apart from that, there was not a single person using the same stack -
> there was so much diversity between 20 people, that there is enough fuel
> for talks for a decade :)
> >
> > As such, I would like to tilt the format of the meetups by blending in
> talks as the first part of the meetup.
> > Not just every now and then, but rather *each* time we meet.
> > Ideally we should be looking for 5-15 minute long talks, where no topic
> is too big or too small. And they will be exciting as for the beginners, so
> for the experts that might find a gap in their knowledge
> >
> > I'll give a few examples that i hope will spark your imagination as to
> what kind of talk could you give:
> >
> > * lists, dicts, sets, tuples, namedtuples, frozensets - when to pick
> tuple and when to pick list?
> > * decorators - how to write one and how and when to use one
> > * packing it up and shipping to PyPI with setuptools
> > * virtualenv, virtualenvwrapper, workon and other handy bits to make
> managing python dependencies a breeze
> > * flask and writing a web app in 30 lines
> >
> > These are talks anyone experienced a bit in python could give - and
> there are tons of others. I'm quite certain that it would spark discussions
> beyond what any of us could imagine.
> >
> > During the last meetup I also asked a few of you as to what talk could
> you give if they would be given these 5-15 minutes, here are some of
> results:
> >
> > * Thomas wrote a quizz web app in python and has open sourced it and it
> has picked up - so it's most certainly worth checking it out
> > * John - interprocess communication
> > * Alistair - conda
> > * The gentleman who's name is now escaping me (sorry!) - how the new
> buzzy Go compares to python
> > * Manuel - "plone" - turns out that despite the rumors, plone is still
> very much alive
> > * Ross - a full stack trace of a request - from browser down to where it
> all began (some ruby might be involved)
> >
> > Here are few i can think myself from the top of the head, i could be
> willing to present:
> > * docopt - the awesome self-documenting CLI lib
> > * adding autocomplete to your application in linux
> > * writing a desktop application in 100 lines on linux with GTK3
> > * automating deployment with fab
> > * forget httplib/urrlib and embrace requests
> >
> >
> > What's your stack like?
> > What's your favourite or most often used feature, library or framework
> is?
> > What makes your head hurt and what excites you every time you get to use
> it?
> >
> > Mail me privately with your talk ideas at toms.baugis at gmail.com!
> >
> > Toms
> >
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