[TriZPUG] Triangle Python User Group

Julia Elman julia.elman at gmail.com
Fri Mar 23 14:57:02 CET 2012

Hi All,

My name is Julia and have recently moved to the Triangle area from Kansas
City. I work with Calvin and the rest of the team at Caktus Group in

I wanted to come to the meeting last night, but had some family obligations
to attend to.

There is a pretty active Python users group in KC called PythonKC that I
belonged to. I helped do the branding for http://pythonkc.com and worked
with Steven Cummings (a developer at Cerner) to build out the site. I'd
love the opportunity to work on the branding for Tripython! I'd be more
than happy to draw up some logo ideas to start with if you all would like.

Also, Steven posted the sites code on github for anyone to use. It includes
a python api client for meetup.com:


There was also talk of using the pythonkc github repo to post projects that
the group worked on together.

Looking forward to meeting all of you and joining the TriPython users group!


On Fri, Mar 23, 2012 at 9:46 AM, Calvin Spealman <ironfroggy at gmail.com>wrote:

> Thanks for the announcement, Kurt.
> I'm very excited for all this, and not just for a simple renaming. I think
> we came to some strong conclusions last night that if there are things we
> think the group should be, then we're going to need to make that happen.
> This is a symbolic gesture that, coupled with new plans and ideas executed
> beside it, could ramp up the python involvement in this area in a big way.
> There are a lot of us here, probably far more than are in this one group,
> and we can make more!
> On Fri, Mar 23, 2012 at 2:13 AM, Kurt Grandis <kgrandis at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hey folks,
>> Thanks to everyone who came out last night and special thanks to everyone
>> who spoke and presented a little something.
>> I did want to mention some news that came out of last night's meeting for
>> those who couldn't make it out. People have often mistaken this group's
>> name as the Triangle Zope and Plone User Group. This has never been the
>> case, but nonetheless it has caused some confusion and contributed to
>> people looking past or dismissing our group. Last night members
>> overwhelming voted to change our name to TriPython.
>> We hope that the name change will improve search results, help attract
>> new participants, and encourage lurkers to come out and talk Python. To
>> that end, I'ld like to make a call to anyone on the list who would be
>> interested in participating in a rebranding and messaging workgroup. A name
>> change is nice and I believe will be beneficial, but I think it's important
>> to also take this opportunity to re-examine how we present ourselves to the
>> local community--hackers, hobbyists, professionals, and businesses alike.
>> If you're interested and more importantly, willing to do some work, drop me
>> an email and we'll start coordinating these changes. Until we circulate a
>> transition plan, please continue to use our existing resources, websites,
>> mailing lists, etc as TriZPUG.
>> Chris reminded us last night that we're coming up on our ten year
>> anniversary. Very exciting and I look forward to watching the community
>> continue to grow.
>> -Kurt
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