[python-uk] Python evening talks in London

Mike Pentney mike.pentney at peters-research.com
Thu Mar 15 01:28:33 CET 2007


Hi, Andy.

I've been using Python off and on for about 18 months or so.
I'd be very interested in attending. I don't (unfortunately)
have any cutting edge applications to talk about yet, but I'm
always interested in learning what other people are doing.
My particular interests would be GUI frameworks, Python 3000,
applications of Python (especially engineering, scientific
and financial), and web frameworks. Plus of course it is
always good to meet other Python users.

If the IET venue doesn't work out for any reason, the Institute
of Physics also have good facilities at 76 Portland Place. Probably
not free, but not too expensive either.

Regards,

Mike Pentney

Andy Robinson wrote:
> Hi all,
> 
> Yet another London-centric suggestion.  Apologies to the rest of the 
> country.
> 
> I've been talking to a friend who is discovering the joys of Python, and 
> is a committee member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology 
> (www.theiet.org)  He believes we could get rooms in their place, which 
> is next to the Savoy, to hold evening talks followed by networking over 
> a drink or two.  They have a distinguished location with rooms for 
> anything from 20 up to 200 and he believes it could cost little or 
> nothing to the visitors.
> 
> The general idea would be a talk on some Python-related subjects, 
> libraries or frameworks, about once a month, which can reach a wider 
> network of developers than usually turn up for the pub sessions.  People 
> would be encouraged to bring laptops (Wifi available) and try out 
> whatever's being talked about, so if they discovered a few useful 
> libraries for a task, they could put them to work next day; and 
> experience Pythonistas could advise newbies.
> 
> A proposal is needed to their committee by end of this month.  So,
> - who'd find something like this useful?
> - who'd like to give talks, and on what?
> - who'd like to hear talks, and on what?
> - who'd bring colleagues along?
> - any thoughts on format, target audience and so on....
> 
> I understand the start would be a few months off.
> 
> 
> Best Regards,
> 
> 


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