[portland] July meeting wrap-up
jek at discorporate.us
Wed Jul 18 02:57:23 CEST 2007
The July meeting was great! It was our first meeting at CubeSpace,
and I think the space was well-liked by all. It was also the new
group's first try at mini-presentations, and we had 4:
Kevin demoed live code debugging with pdb
Adam talked about automating everyday web tasks with mechanize
Ron showed off his micro-controller for robots and its Python
Jason presented basics of SQLAlchemy
There was also video recording of the presentations, which I
thought was pretty cool. A microphone would probably improve the
quality if we want to try that again in the future.
Any suggestions or requests for the August meeting? At the meeting
I heard a couple requests for more introductory topics, and I fully
support that as well. Code review sessions were also mentioned.
There seemed to be general agreement that there should be more
A section for past events and topics has been added to the wiki and
you can find slides from the SQLAlchemy talk there. Please feel
free to add to that section, even if just linking to the modules or
Also on the topic of code reviews and Python advice, this list is
always open to questions. And the #pdxpython IRC channel on
FreeNode is surprisingly active for such a small user group and in
the summer months to boot. So, ask away!
Lastly, I'll plug our Meetup site where you can subscribe to
upcoming events and RSVP, which is very useful for anyone thinking
of presenting. The service is paid up for a good stretch, courtesy
of Brad, so why not use it? :)
Thanks to everyone who came out and also to our presenters!
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