August Meeting! Now under new management!
August’s meeting will be Tuesday, August 28th at 7PM at IWS, Suite 103. We’re planning on having a group of people doing Project Euler problems, as well as another group doing some competitive programming. See also the meeting announcement for more information. It’s going to be a whole lot of fun. :)
Love is in the air...
This week’s meeting will not be on Tuesday the 14th due to Valentines day… it will instead be on Thursday the 16th. We will be continuing work on our Planes of Magic site. :)
Tonight's Meeting is Canceled - Dec 6
Hey everyone, Due to inclement weather, we have decided to cancel tonight’s meeting. We’ll be meeting again on January 3rd. Since we have some time to plan the next meeting, we hope to come up with a sort of programming competition or something like Django Dash, etc. for that meeting. Oh yeah, and we’re going to be providing PIZZA. Every good coder loves pizza and all its...
If you like PySGF we have some great news for you. Due to the overwhelming popularity of our new meeting format we have decided to have even more meetings. Given that the focus of our group is no longer one of prepared talks and code review, it will be a lot easier for Ben and I to have them more often. Our upcoming schedule is as follows: November 8th - 7:00 pm November 22nd -...
Last PySGF Meeting = Great Success!
Hey everyone, Just wanted to give an update about the meeting from Tuesday night. We went with our new meeting format and split up into two groups working on two separate projects / ideas. One group started working on Project Euler problems and started a Git repo with our solutions - https://github.com/pysgf/ProjectEuler. The other group played with random map generation in Python (and C++, I...
Session issues using web.py? Might be fixed in... →
New Meeting Format
My fellow Pythonistas, PySGF has been around now for 3 months and has met 4 times. Scott and I have talked about some different Python technologies, and we’ve went over some code for an open-source community calendar API. What we’ve done so far - I feel - is adequate. Okay. Meh. But, PySGF should be more than a lecture hall ran by two people that don’t know anymore about Python...
Meeting This Friday - September 30th @ 7 PM
Hey everyone, This is a reminder that our next meeting is going to be this Friday @ 7 PM at IWS Suite 103 like usual. We’ll go over some code that Scott & I have cooked up using web.py for Project Mothership. It seems that the community effort fizzled out after an electrifying licensing discussion, so we headed up a start on the project’s API. We also plan to use MongoDB &...
PySGF on GitHub →
Make sure and join up, we’re going to start hacking on Project Mothership soon! Keep an eye on the mailing list & mothership repo for more details.
Dynamic Django Settings for Easier Control
I’ve added a stripped-down version of the Django settings template I regularly use to github, here: https://github.com/devoidfury/django_settings If you’ve got any ideas for improvement, please feel free.
Last Meeting Summary
Setup tables, WiFi, & a PA. Recorded both Scott & I’s talks, hope to have them up somewhere soon. We have shared our slides on the blog. Scott discussed Python’s logging module. We then discussed a community Project to work on, and Scott <not PySGF Scott, another one> & Sean mentioned a Calendar System that could be an API/Entry form/Widget for connecting different...
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SQLAutoCode - Database to SQLAlchemy Auto Model... →
Found this off of StackOverflow, awesome project. Was able to generate all the models for BriteCore in a matter of seconds.
Coverage.py - Code Coverage in Python →
Been updating our unit tests at IWS, and this tool has been a great help in reporting what lines, branches are being covered from our tests. Very neat! Got to hear Ned (the author) talk at PyCon this year - smart chap!
August 26th Meeting
Hey everyone, don’t forget that we’re meeting the last Friday of every month. Join our mailing list to discuss talk proposals and project ideas. We’ll be meeting up at IWS again, and this time we’ll have public WiFi & tables setup for people who want to follow along!
landonlewis asked: Hello, any chance of getting a mailing list or something to remind us when a meeting is scheduled? I'm forgetful :)
Why use pip over easy_install? →
US PyCon 2012 Announced →
Anyone in Springfield planning on attending next year’s PyCon? In sunny CA this year!
SICP falling out of favor - for Python... →
The New Boston Education - Python Tutorials →
Good set of python tutorial videos recommended by one of our own, Tyler Lane via the PSF.
Vim settings for Python Development →
PyFlakes - Clean things up! →
Use PyFlakes to passively check your Python file for problems - helped me clean up a file today!
July 29 - 1st PySGF Meeting
Hey everyone! Our first meeting is going to be Friday, July 29th at 7 PM in the IWS office. Our address is 509 W Olive St, Suite 103, Springfield, MO 65806. IWS will be sponsoring some snacks and drinks, so just bring your minds, a passion for Python, and laptops (if you want to follow along)! We’ll be planning on hosting these meetings on the last Friday of the month for...
Python Reindent Script - Pretty Magic →
This script just helped me clean up a ton of Python files without having to do more than run a single command. A description of the script from the docstring - “Change Python (.py) files to use 4-space indents and no hard tab characters. Also trim excess spaces and tabs from ends of lines, and remove empty lines at the end of files. Also ensure the last line ends with a newline.”
Also learning Python →
CoffeeScript - A delicious salad of a language →
Python Fractals →
Neat post on creating Dragon fractals in Python.
PyCon 2011 - The Data Structures of Python - “We read Knuth so you don’t have to.”
Poll: What Database Does Your Company Use?
nosql: Just a Hacker News poll, nothing scientific though. MySQL has twice the votes of PostgreSQL which is in the second place. Original title and link: Poll: What Database Does Your Company Use? (NoSQL database©myNoSQL)
PySGF Meeting - July... ish
Hey everyone, we plan to meetup in July. Scott Blevins & Ben Hayden will be giving a lightning talk about Python technology, followed with a general discussion about Python and what everyone uses it for in Springfield. If you’d like to present a lightning talk or something along those lines, send us a message here with the overall topic and an outline. That way we can kinda know what...
Tornado 2.0 Released →
Python web server, Tornado, has released a 2.0 version. In this new version, Python 3.2 support was added! Yay to the future of Python!
Benchmarking Tornado vs Twisted.web →
Interesting benchmark from a couple years back, I don’t know what progress has been made with each, but Tornado definitely came out ahead in the battle.
Learn Python for Free! →
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Hello Internet! PySGF is a Python User Community in Springfield, MO. We get together and talk about how cool Python is. We also are tech enthusiasts that get excited about new technology and how it works. Details on meetups will be posted here, as well as helpful blogs about Python, new technology and other miscellaneous posts about programming. Excelsior!
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