[omaha] Idea for Multi - meeting/person/topic presentations
kyle.s.korbel at gmail.com
Thu Mar 15 02:56:35 CET 2012
I would agree. That would a really fun project. I'd be interested.
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On Mar 14, 2012, at 8:44 PM, Steve Young <wereapwhatwesow at gmail.com> wrote:
> I love the idea. Sounds like a great way to learn Python and much more. I
> must say a ToDo app isn't very exciting - but I can't think of anything
> better at the moment...
> Next meeting is this Monday.
> On Tue, Mar 13, 2012 at 11:47 PM, Jeff Hinrichs - DM&T
> <jeffh at dundeemt.com>wrote:
>> There have been requests for a beginning Python topic for each meeting in
>> addition to the current type of topics. From prior presentations on
>> beginning topics, they are usually quite dry, running down a laundry list
>> of topics from dictionaries, to PEP8 to iterators, etc. The presentations
>> are ok but I was thinking about a way to have a multi-focus project that
>> would cover the spectrum. Something completely different...
>> As a thought experiment, pick a slightly more than trivial project -- say
>> Gina Trapani's Todo.txt http://todotxt.com/ -- a nifty idea for a
>> simplistic but workable todo list app. But built on a hodge podge of bash,
>> awk, sed with plugin's using programming langauges all over the universe.
>> Say we agreed to re-implement the app in Python. It's GPL we can do that.
>> It is flat file based with lots of string processing and user interaction
>> -- just the kind of stuff that make for a decent first program. We can
>> show off file handling, iterators, etc. Pretty good topics for beginning
>> Now we have also had requests for presentations on testing. This would
>> make a good vehicle for demonstrating unit tests, smoke tests, integration
>> tests and acceptance testing.
>> Every meeting we would have someone volunteer to give a talk on topic X and
>> use this on-going project as the guinea pig for demonstrating.
>> - We would host the code up on a public repository, say bitbucket and
>> then people could demo using mercurial and git.
>> - It would be a candidate for using Tox http://pypi.python.org/pypi/toxto
>> assist in making it 2/3 compatible
>> - Documenting your project with sphinx and/or read the docs
>> - checking your documentation examples with doctests
>> - Packaging your app for Linux, Mac, Windows and putting it up on pypi
>> - Using nosetest w/wo coverage.py
>> - The list goes on, webify it, make a gui, etc, etc.
>> Now not every talk would be using this "group project" as the example -- a
>> lot of times it just wouldn't make sense, but when it did make sense, we
>> would have a common code base that all were familiar with or could get
>> familiar with quickly.
>> I look forward to your responses -- I hope you get my angle on this, but I
>> think we could make this or something like this a real win for the group.
>> Jeff Hinrichs
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