The Austin Python User Group (affectionately, APUG) was restarted in early 2006 on meetup.com. This wiki page was used from parts of 2006-2009, but the meetup.com page below is now the primary source for meeting announcements:
Meetings are generally the second Wednesday of each month and held at the Texas Tribune offices at 7pm. The address is 823 Congress Avenue, Austin, TX, on the second floor. NB: The entrance to the building is on 9th street. If you arrive after 7pm, you will need to ask the security guard to let you up (just tell them you are here for the Python meetup at the Texas Tribune). Usually, presentations last 1 - 1.5 hours and then we either linger, drink, and socialize, or we move the party to Buffalo Billiards and hang out there.
Parking downtown can be tricky. There are a number of parking garages around. Please be aware that downtown metered parking is no longer free on certain days of the week. On some nights you are required to pay for parking up until midnight.
Table of Contents:
See the APUG meetup.com site
Previous meetings can been seen at the APUG meetup.com site
- December 7th, 2009 at 7pm (Wednesday): Jon Niles talked about nosetests and unit testing best practices.
- Nov 11th, 2009 at 7pm: Sameer Kahn talked about various python remote execution and administration tools. We also discussed a couple of template engines.
- Oct 14th, 2009 at 7pm (Wednesday): Sameer Khan talked about class decorators
- Aug 12th, 2009 at 7pm (Wednesday): Beer meetup at The Gingerman
- July 8th, 2009 at 7pm (Wednesday): topic?
June 10th, 2009 at 7pm (Wednesday): Chris Meuller talked about the CorePy release, a package for developing assembly-level applications for x86, Cell, and PowerPC processors.
- May 13th, 2009: Warren Weckesser and Sam Stephens presented HSSILab, a Python-based tool for driving and automating electronic testing of microchips.
- April 8th, 2009: Ilan Schnell talked about "Debugging Reference Counts".
March 11th, 2009: Mike Thornton talked about Continuous Integration with Python. Robert Kern presented Whoosh and WhooshDoc.
February 11th, 2009: Justin Arthur on Stock/Futures/Options/Forex trading and Python
January 14th, 2009: Presentation about Django, Pinax & related discussion
- December 10th, 2008: Matt Ray gave a demonstration of Zenoss and talked about how they use Python in their product
- November 12th, 2008: Discussion about AI, neural networks, etc.
September 10th, 2008: Optaros presents The High School Sports Network: Inside of a high-load publishing application written in Python and Django
- August 13th, 2008: How to Contribute to the Austin Django Sprint, and iPython Widgetry (presenter names?).
- July 9th, 2008: Dave Peterson's presentation on setuptools and eggs
- June 11th, 2008: IDE show-and-tell. A roundtable discussion about what environments and tools people are using to develop their Python projects. Some of the tools mentioned were:
May 14, 2008: Special guest speaker Greg Wilson talked about "Beautiful Code" and other topics. Great turnout!
April 16, 2008: Big turnout this month. Discussed Google App Engine and other topics.
Mar 12, 2008: Held at PyCon 2008
- Feb 13, 2008: CNC machine controls using Python
- Oct 10th, 2007: Using Python for teaching languages in Indonesia
- Aug 8th, 2007: Multitouch table, hacking Tivo
- Jul 11th, 2007: Web scraping Travis County tax data, analyzing Prosper.com data
- May 16th, 2007: Sudoku sprint
March 7th, 2007: Exciting topics from PyCon 2007.
- February 8th, 2007: Web Development discussions (mostly around Django)
January 18th, 2007 Topic: My first Django Site (that I got paid for)
- December 7th, 2006. Topic: How Pyro is used at NetworkIP (Eugene Oden)
Topic ideas for future events
- Intro to Twisted
- What's new in Python 3000
- Python Testing Tools (doctest, unitest, etc..)
- Python performance (tips, tricks, etc...)
- Building GUI apps
Web Development with Python (Django, TurboGears, Zope, Plone, etc.)
- Profiling and debugging tools
- Growing the APUG community
- Web Development with Google App Engine
Topics you're willing to speak about (with speaker identified):
Pyparsing - PaulMcGuire (cannot attend 12/12)
Python Game Development - MichaelLubker
Python and XML - EricLarson
Zenoss, Python-powered Open Source Systems Management - MattRay