[python-uk] Tell us what you did with Python this year....
john.chandler.lists at googlemail.com
Tue Dec 21 16:25:59 CET 2010
On 20/12/2010 12:18, Andy Robinson wrote:
> Why don't a few people here tell us what they got up to this year?
> Neat projects at work, things you learned about Python in 2010, things
> you've been playing with....
It's been an interesting year in Python for me. The London dojos have
been fantastic - met some great people and learnt a lot of new skills. I
also submitted some test coverage code to Python 3.2 while at
EuroPython, which was cool.
Until recently, I was maintaining Python-based data feed systems and
using a liberal application of Python to fix things that weren't easy to
fix using other tech. I'm now involved with a new company and doing
prototyping work for redeveloping a huge system written in PHP and Perl,
replacing particular core components with Python, Django and Celery. Hurray!
Two personal projects have occupied me this year. The first is a wargame
written using PyGame - the code is a mess and has been neglected the
last few months. I plan to rewrite most of it based on lessons learnt
and release the source code properly (it's in a private BitBucket repo
at the moment).
The second project is FluidInYourEar, which uses FluidDB as the backend
database. It's a music band/genre browser which ultimately wants to
become a communal music recommender (mostly heavy metal but could be
anything). I'm midway porting it to Flask and Google's AppEngine, but
don't have time to progress it at the moment. I gave a talk in October
on FIYE which was the first time I've given a tech talk - hope to do
more such talks next year, including one at PyCon AU 2011 if I can pluck
up enough courage.
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