[python-uk] Python evening talks in London

Michael Foord fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk
Thu Mar 15 11:40:21 CET 2007

Mike Pentney wrote:
> 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.
 From a socialising point of view, the Python meetups that Simon 
Brunning organises are fantastic. :-)

Michael Foord

> 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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