[FRPythoneers] Pythoneers Monthly Meeting - Wed, Apr 18, 6-8 PM in Boulder
jbaker at zyasoft.com
Mon Apr 16 11:21:07 MDT 2007
This Wednesday, April 18:
- Discover how Python will rule the
In a good way, of course! Matt Boersma will present a short introduction to
the One Laptop per Child project, and then let people play with the green
XO laptop <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_Laptop_per_Child> at their
leisure. He will also lead us through installing and using it our own
laptops. The foundation of this project is Sugar, which is programmed in
Python. As local Pythoneer Duncan McGregor points
there's an amazing potential in children discovering the "mutability of
[their] universe]" and "view source", whether it was in Basic for a certain
generation (his, mine), on the web, or now in the OLPC effort.
- Lightning talks on testing. In an influential article, Bruce Eckel
advocated for strong testing instead of strong (declarative)
What are you doing to test your Python code? And how does possibly fit into
a test-driven practice? At the last meeting, there was a strong interest in
anecdotes, so please feel free to share, with slides, at the white board, or
just in informal discussion.
- BoulderSprint <http://wiki.python.org/moin/BoulderSprint>. The next
sprint will be Saturday, April 28 on the IPython1
Fernando Perez and Brian Granger will be coaching. This would be an
excellent opportunity to learn about decorators, Twisted, distributed unit
testing, and other advanced Python concepts while helping getting this
amazing shell to beta status.
We will have food & drink available as usual. We're meeting from 6-8
PM at bivio
Software <http://www.bivio.biz/>, which is at 28th and Iris in Boulder,
above Hair Elite in Suite S. Google Maps
Hope to see you there Wednesday!
More info: http://wiki.python.org/moin/FrontRangePythoneers
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