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. :)
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. :)
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 cheesy goodness.
So, everyone show up that night, January 3rd @ 7 PM, IWS Suite 103! We’ll have a great time and kick off the new year right with Python Programming and Pizza, Triple P for short. More details to come on what we decide to do for that night’s activity. The discussion will most likely happen on the mailing list, so if you don’t follow that yet, get on it!
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you all! See you in 2012!
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 - 7:00 pm
December 6th - 7:00 pm
December 20th - NO MEETING
January 3rd - 7:00 pm
January 17th - 7:00 pm
January 31st - 7:00 pm
We plan to have a meeting every other Tuesday after that. As you can see, we are skipping the one on December 20th due to the holidays but then we should have three meetings in January.
We hope to see you for the next meeting. Please think of things you would like to work on and write them on the whiteboard when you come in so that people can see what you are doing and join you if they are interested.
See you on the 8th!
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 believe).
All in all, I think everyone enjoyed themselves, and it may have been one of our best meets yet. Scott and I are kicking around the idea of upping our meetings to twice a month starting in January (after the holidays) since this format is much more informal and much more fun. :D
If you weren’t able to make it, I really think you missed out and hope you can join us next time!
Session issues using web.py? Might be fixed in this patch.
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 than anyone else. So, Scott and I want to develop a new format for our PySGF meetings & community as a whole. We want our meetings to be more about code, people, and fun. So at our next meeting, instead of Scott or I getting up and reading some code or slides, we plan to break up into teams and work on different projects. For the beginners, we discussed working on Project Euler (math) problems and gunning for the fastest time. Others might wish to work on the Calendar API - and others something else. The point is, we want PySGF to be about getting together with fellow developers and hang out, drink some coffee (insert any other beverage here), and code. We hope this format will provide enough stimulation for advanced programmers to stick around, and to allow new programmers to join in with knowledgable folks and write some real code.
That being said, I still want people to bring up topics they’d like to have a presentation on, and if anyone in our community has time or the knowledge to put together a talk, we’ll do a presentation from time to time. Also, we want to encourage individual lightning talks about people’s pet projects or their experiences with a new library. Anyone should be able to stand up and contribute to the collective! :D
So,I’m looking forward to the next meeting and seeing how this new process works out – come with your laptops and a desire to code ( or learn to code ;) )!
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 & MongoAlchemy for our persistence (with PostgreSQL as a backup if we need a relational database).
And, after talking with a few members, Scott and I have decided to move our meeting nights to the Last Tuesday of the Month - starting in October. Since Friday is prime event real estate, we hope to have more members able to come on a Tuesday night. So, our next meeting should be on October 25th.
So, if you want to be in the know for our main topic this meeting pull down mothership off github and start looking over the code!
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.
PySGF signs by IWS!