[omaha] Idea for Multi - meeting/person/topic presentations

Kyle Korbel 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.
> Steve
> 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
>> pythonistas.
>> 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
>>  http://readthedocs.org/
>>     - 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.
>> --
>> Best,
>> Jeff Hinrichs
>> 402.218.1473
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