ANN ChiPy February Meeting Thursday, 12th, at Sully's

Brian Ray bray at
Fri Feb 6 17:05:39 CET 2009

Chicago Python User Group

Go ChiPy! After last month's hugely successful language comparison  
mayhem, the world's most successful user group strikes again!

Robots and OS Packaging, are the major topic areas.

James Snyder, from Northwestern University's Biomedical Engineering  
Department, will be serializing Arduino microcontroller with Python  
for robotic pursuits.  Jason Huggins, co-founder of Sauce Labs Inc and  
creator of Selenium, will follow up with a quick demo of his Arduino- 
based Ambient Orb clone, called 'orbison' ( 

For the second part, Cosmin Stejerean, software engineering and  
computer security specialist,  will cover how to package your Python  
package with tools like  py2app and py2exe.  Massimo Di Pierro,  
professor at DePaul CTI, will get some brief help porting his popular  
web2py Enterprise Web Framework to a linux package from a live  
audience. Let's see if it is possible in 10 minutes!

Last but not least, William Scullin, Argonne National Laboratory and  
cheese lover, will present on bcfg2, a tool written in Python for  
system administrators to fingerprint their environment and about  
Python, in general, on IBM's BlueGene /P supercompter.

There will be a moment of silence in respect to Unix Timestamp  

Our host for the meeting is Sully's House Tap Room & Grill.  All ages  
are welcome to this Free Private Event.  For those of age, Sully’s  
House offer 20 Beers on tap, and 35 Bottles - all craft and  
microbrewery, specializing in Belgium, Irish and German selections.   
Enjoy great Bar Food & Pizza from our Italian Oven and Daily  
discounted menu specials. The host has given us a dedicated  
bartender.  We will meet in the private party room on the second floor  
that is well equipped with top of the line video equipment – 100” HD  
screen & full A/V accessibility with Rock Band & Wii. Nice big space,  
bring a friend. Thanks Sully's!!!

This *will* be our best meeting yet.


  * Arduino + Python, James Snyder
  * Orb demo, Jason Huggins
  * py2app and py2exe, Cosmin Stejerean
  * help package web2py for linux, Massimo Di Pierro
  * IBM's BlueGene /P bcfg2, William Scullin


Thursday, February 12th, ~7pm


Sully’s House Tap Room & Grill, 1501 N. Dayton St. Chicago, Illinois  

At the corner of Blackhawk and Dayton

(2) Blocks from the North & Clybourn Red Line stop. Free street  
parking available.

About ChiPy

ChiPy is a group of Chicago Python Programmers, l33t, and n00bs.
Meetings are held monthly at various locations around Chicago.
Also, ChiPy is a proud sponsor of many Open Source and Educational
efforts in Chicago. Stay tuned to the mailing list for more info.

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