[FRPythoneers] Pythoneers Monthly Meeting - Wed, Apr 18, 6-8 PM in Boulder

Jim Baker jbaker at zyasoft.com
Mon Apr 16 11:21:07 MDT 2007


This Wednesday, April 18:

   - Discover how Python will rule the
world<http://oubiwann.blogspot.com/2007/03/python-will-rule-world.html>.
   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
out<http://oubiwann.blogspot.com/2007/03/python-will-rule-world.html>,
   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)
typing<http://www.mindview.net/WebLog/log-0025>.
   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
Beta<http://ipython.scipy.org/moin/Developer_Zone/Sprint>.
   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
link<http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=2701+Iris+Ave.,+Boulder+CO&ie=UTF8&z=15&om=1&iwloc=A>
.

Hope to see you there Wednesday!
More info: http://wiki.python.org/moin/FrontRangePythoneers
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