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June 16 (Saturday), 9 AM - 4 PM Last Saturday sprint til September
Four Day Zope / Python Sprint June 28 to July 1
The CanDo project will be holding its Summer kick off Sprint from Thursday, June 28th through Sunday, July 1, at the Arlington Career Center. Folks from the Zope / Python communities interested in joining us are welcome. Please contact either Alex Clark ( aclark at aclark dot net ) or Jeff Elkner ( jeff at elkner dot net ) if you would like to attend.
Dates and times are:
- Thursday, June 28: 9 am to 6 pm
- Friday, June 29: 9 am to 6 pm
- Saturday, June 30: 9 am to 6 pm
- Sunday, July 1: 9 am to 3 pm
- September 15 (Saturday), 9 AM - 6 PM
Arlington Career Center
816 South Walter Reed Drive
The Career Center has a parking lot of its own; parking is free.
Only one of the automatic doors is operating on weekends; take the rightmost door.
The sprint is in the Engineering lab; straight ahead on entering the building.
Bus lines (from http://www.wmata.com):
ARLINGTON TRANSIT 41 towards DINWIDDIE & COLUMBIA PIKE, leaving from Court House Metro.
- 10B BUS towards HUNTING TOWERS, leaving from Ballston Metro.
- 23A BUS towards CRYSTAL CITY, leaving from Ballston Metro.
Thanks to Jeff Elkner and Dave Welsh for arranging the sprint space.
Please add what you'd like to work on to this section.
SchoolTool (http://schooltool.org) is a school information system written with Python and Zope3. CanDo is a student competency application built on SchoolTool.
Add your name here if you'll be attending the June sprint.
JeffreyElkner (GASP documentation)
Eldar Omuraliev (CanDo)
- Will Dickerson (stAgent)
- Mary Linnell (Lore)
- Stephen Drodge (Lore)
- Mounika Garlapati (Lore)
- Chris Beacham
LindaHuynh (Cando, not on Sun)
MatthewGallagher (whatever the day brings)
- Andrew Rodriguez
- Masood Malekghassemi
- Jama Mohamed
Sprint Accomplishments: January 20, 2007
The following new Python developers made presentations of their projects from the previous month:
- William Johnston and Brittney Nguyen (War Card Game)
- David Cooper and Bao Vuong (Xtreme Blackjack)
- Andrew Rodriguez and Stephen Drodge (Contract Bridge)
- Mary Linnell and Mounika Garlapati (Hangman)
- Preetam D'Souza and Chris Carey (Alien Invaders)
- Masood M., Jama M., and Filip S. (Chat Program)
- Shitaye Mamo and Selamawit Mamo (Rocking Image Styles!)
- Thomas Doggette and Chris Beacham (TED chat bot)
Sprint Accomplishments: December 16, 2006
- 21 students from 3 area high schools participated in an all day intro to Python workshop. Their level of enthusiasm and stamina was truly inspiring, since even after learning all day from 9 am to 6 pm, several of the participants had to be kicked out of the lab at 6 pm.
Sprint Accomplishments: November 18, 2006
- Fixed the score system bugs and figured out the journal hashing problem that occured when Data.fs was transfered between different machines.
Sprint Accomplishments: October 21, 2006
JeffreyElkner worked on How to Think Like a Computer Scientist: Learning with Python, adding TkInter exercises.
Sprint Accomplishments: September 23, 2006
FredDrake spent most of his time trying to figure out how to better deal with the documentation sections on www.python.org; there's more to be done, but the section for Python 2.5 now matches the style of the rest of the site.
Fred and Andrew spent some time reviewing the issue trackers being considered to replace the trackers on SourceForge.
JeffreyElkner worked on How to Think Like a Computer Scientist: Learning with Python, fixing errors found by readers and adding exercises.
David Muffley and George Paci worked on Gasp, adding unit tests and fixing bugs.
Sprint Accomplishments: July 28-30, 2006
AndrewKuchling added many, many examples to the library reference.
- Kevin Cole started a detailed review of the Python Tutorial.
FredDrake removed the xmlcore package, leaving only the xml package found in previous releases. Tests were added that check for some of the problems that provoked the removal. This resolves (at least) 1511497 and 1513611, and obsoletes 1504456.
Fixed 1193966 (weakref documentation cleanup for extension types).
- Various minor documentation cleanups.
Tom Hoffman and Alan Elkner refactored Tom's tinyzis project, removing redundant code and adding functional tests. ZIS (Zone Integration Server) is part of the Schools Interoperability Framework (SIF) with will eventually be used to allow SchoolTool to talk to moodle.
- Interns William, Will, Robbie, and Linda worked on the skilldriver package which allows the creations of assignments that utilise competencies.
JeffreyElkner completed updating the 1st 9 chapters of the second edition of How to Think Like a Computer Scientist: Learning with Python (http://www.ibiblio.org/obp/thinkCS/python/english2e/html).
PaulCarduner and Eldar Omuraliev enhanced the journal package so each student can have a separate journal for each of their sections. A new CanDo skin was also made for overriding schooltool's actions menu layout. Work began on a more intuitive competencies editor with flexible tree layout.