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<div>Event: <a href="http://python.meetup.com/183/">http://python.meetup.com/183/</a><br>&nbsp;</div>
<div>PORPIG (Portland Python Interest Group) has restarted thanks to </div>
<div>ZeOmega&#39;s Brad Allen, visiting from Dallas on a wxPython job </div>
<div>involving document handling (Word -&gt; OpenOffice -&gt; PDF -&gt; TIFF).</div>
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<div>He&#39;s working on the thick client for inhouse users, with others doing </div>
<div>the Zope web server component.</div>
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<div>Jason cued me to SQLalchemy and Bar Camp:</div>
<div><a href="http://www.sqlalchemy.org/">http://www.sqlalchemy.org/</a></div>
<div><a href="http://barcamp.org/BarCampPortland">http://barcamp.org/BarCampPortland</a></div>
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<div>Note:&nbsp; Freedom Toasters weren&#39;t the topic @ the London Summit,</div>
<div>just they happened in South Africa, tend to be orange and black (pretty!):</div>
<div><a href="http://images.google.com/images?svnum=10&amp;hl=en&amp;gbv=2&amp;q=%22freedom+toasters%22">http://images.google.com/images?svnum=10&amp;hl=en&amp;gbv=2&amp;q=%22freedom+toasters%22</a></div>
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<div>I bet Allen Taylor, in the adult Python for Wanderers I&#39;m doing at </div>
<div>the Linus Pauling house on Thursdays, will be intrigued by </div>
<div>SQL Alchemy, given we writes SQL for Dummies, plus this </div>
<div>other one:</div>
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<div><a href="http://www.amazon.com/All-One-Reference-Dummies-Computer/dp/0470119284/ref=sr_1_8/102-9659880-0725716">http://www.amazon.com/All-One-Reference-Dummies-Computer/dp/0470119284/ref=sr_1_8/102-9659880-0725716</a>
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<div>Finally I learned about this Python Advocacy group, different from </div>
<div>python-marketing.&nbsp; I think I&#39;ll study the archive awhile.&nbsp; Chances are</div>
<div>the ball is already rolling down the hill, gathering steam, plenty fast, </div>
<div>doesn&#39;t really need more pushing from lil&#39; me.</div>
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<div>Kirby</div>
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