[FRPythoneers] Re: FRPythoneers Digest, Vol 18, Issue 2

John M jmul.py at gmail.com
Fri Mar 17 09:49:01 MST 2006

I'd like to throw an idea out there to see what everyone thinks.

If any presentation will be given using a laptop/projector, could we get
that person to use something like Camtasia?  I don't know if anyone has the
bandwidth to make the video available for download but I'd be willing to pay
the cost of a cd-r (or dvd-r depending on the size of the file) as well as

I live in Alamosa and can't really make it to the meetings. I'm carrying 15
credits in school as well as working 40-45 hours a week.

I've been given permission to learn Python while clocked in because I have a
few ideas where I believe python could help us cut down on overtime and some
of the paper-work pushing that goes on.

Now I know Camtasia costs around $300 and it only runs on Windows but does
anyone know of any public domain or GNU app that does pretty much the same
thing that might run on other platforms?

I know some good information will be discussed at the meetings and I'd like
to be in on it....so to speak.  If it's not possible, at least I tried.  =)


On 3/17/06, Jim Baker <jbaker at zyasoft.com> wrote:
> Demian wrote:
> It'd be great if the group started meeting again!
> I would prefer if there was some scheduled presentation at the meeting if possible.  At least 20-40 minutes on a topic and then open up a roundtable discussion or some other activity to fill up additional time?
> As for topics...
> - with all the Ruby on Rails excitement has anyone looked at the Python alternatives?  Anyone hacked with django enough to talk about it?
> - Uche could volunteer to talk about REST & Python ;)
> http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2006/01/25/scripting-flickr-with-python-and-rest.html
> - Anyone doing a big implementation in Python where they could just talk about lessons learned.
> - Anyone have any open source Python projects to talk about?
> Demian L. Neidetcherdemian0311 at gmail.com
>   Demian, these are great ideas. In my experience, your suggested format
> works well. It helps introduce people to a topic, and provides a common
> basis for a meaningful sharing of ideas. So let's get our local luminaries,
> knowledgeable people, and others to volunteer!
> However, based on feedback from other people, I think the most important
> thing for us is to set a recurring date, time, and place. (See my previous
> email to Evelyn, where I follow her suggestion of a 2nd Tuesday instead -
> hopefully this works better for other people too.)
> This way, even if we don't have a volunteer to speak for a given night, we
> can still meet and keep our momentum as a group.
> Any other thoughts on location and timing preferences?
> - Jim
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