[omaha] Idea for Multi - meeting/person/topic presentations
Jeff Hinrichs - DM&T
jeffh at dundeemt.com
Thu Mar 15 04:49:38 CET 2012
I'm open to any app type that meets the general requirements. And no group
project will last forever as a demo since it will eventually "be done" or
so advanced in coding techniques that it will no longer serve as an
introductory app for new members.
As for it being a Todo app, Paul Graham thinks it could be a great idea.
http://paulgraham.com/ambitious.html. #2. :-! Prolly not but who knows?
I'm hoping once we get it under way others will volunteer to use it as a
base for their talk on subject X.
On Mar 14, 2012 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
> > 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
> > 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
> > It is flat file based with lots of string processing and user
> > -- just the kind of stuff that make for a decent first program. We can
> > show off file handling, iterators, etc. Pretty good topics for
> > pythonistas.
> > Now we have also had requests for presentations on testing. This would
> > make a good vehicle for demonstrating unit tests, smoke tests,
> > tests and acceptance testing.
> > Every meeting we would have someone volunteer to give a talk on topic X
> > 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
> > 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 --
> > 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
> > 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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