[Python Edinburgh] Talks!

Becky Smith rebkwok at gmail.com
Wed Sep 3 12:23:03 CEST 2014

PyLadies is a global organisation with chapters in many locations around
the world (http://www.pyladies.com/locations/).  Yes, there is a need for a
culture change, and PyLadies (and other groups aimed at supporting women in
programming) are part of the work towards that change.  The aim is not to
divide female/male groups, but to give women a group that they feel
comfortable joining, and to provide a bridge into the wider python
community.  Then we may get a better balance at Python Edinburgh as well.

On Wed, Sep 3, 2014 at 11:07 AM, Magnus Hagdorn <
magnus.hagdorn at marsupium.org> wrote:

> On Wed, 2014-09-03 at 10:42 +0100, Bald, Glenn wrote:
> > The reason I ask about GIS is I think python has a lot of potential in
> > GIS. I use for ArcGIS on Oracle. Also interested in it's use with QGIS
> > never heard of gdal (will look up).
> >
> Python is used by ArcGIS to automate any processes within ArcGIS, ie you
> can program ArcGIS in python.
> gdal is one of the libraries used by qgis or grass. I might be able to
> direct you at useful python packages to do particular bits of GIS
> processing. We have people use python with ArcGIS to automate processes.
> Another big area is processing of satellite images.
> Python is great in a scientific environment, it is easy to use and
> learn, there are plenty of good modules and you are not limited to a
> particular problem domain. We recommend python where it makes sense and
> see a huge uptake by academics and postdocs. We are now starting to
> teach our undergrads python.
> Cheers
> magnus
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