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= About Us =
[[http://wiki.python.org/moin/FrontRangePythoneers|Front Range Pythoneers]] are an active Python users group meeting in Boulder and Denver, Colorado, USA.
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We meet every third Wednesday of the month to learn from talks about Python topics, to swap stories and coding tips, and to enjoy food and drink. But we don't just talk about Python, we live it: on the first Saturday of most months, we get together for a code sprint. Front Range Pythoneers are proud to have contributed as a group to TurboGears2, Jython, Django, and IPython.
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We are in the process of planning the BoulderSprint, which we hope to hold on a regular basis. Join us! Whether you're just learning Python or have already memorized the output of "import this", you'll find something worthwhile.
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= Meetings = = The Mailing List and Wiki =
Please join our [[http://lists.community.tummy.com/mailman/listinfo/frpythoneers|mailing list]] and check [[http://wiki.python.org/moin/FrontRangePythoneers|this page]] at the Python Wiki for more information about [[http://wiki.python.org/moin/FrontRangePythoneers|Front Range Pythoneers]].
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 * Date/time: Every 3rd Wednesday, 6-8 PM
 * Location: Jill's at the [http://www.stjulien.com St Julien Hotel], [http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=9th+and+Walnut,+Boulder,+CO&ie=UTF8&z=15&om=1&iwloc=A 9th and Walnut], the bar area.
 * Default topic: OpenSpace
= Meetings and Sprints =
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== Meeting: October 18, 2006 == We just happen to have the friendliest bunch of Python people coming to our meetings. So why not come too?
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 * Discussed possible proposals for PyCon2007. The basic consensus was that it was a great idea that for PyCon "we're especially interested in presentations that will teach conference-goers something new and useful." In particular, we all would like to see talks with more useful takeaway code, not just talks saying, hey we are doing great things with Python. Trust us :).  * Date/time: Every 3rd Wednesday, 6-8 PM. Check our [[http://www.meetup.com/frpythoneers/|Meetup site]] for the latest details.
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 * Began planning of BoulderSprint, which apparently has been a burning desire for JimBaker for a while.  * Location: (For Boulder meetings) [[http://www.http://inspiringapps.com/|InspiringApps]], [[http://maps.google.com/maps?q=1045+Pearl+Street%0ABoulder,+CO+80302|1045 Pearl Street, Boulder]]. For Denver meetings, please check [[http://www.meetup.com/frpythoneers/|Meetup.com]] for latest information. Lately the group has been meeting at [[http://www.forestroom5.com/|Forest Room 5]] which is located at [[http://maps.google.com/maps?q=2532+15th+StreetDenver,+CO+80211|2532 15th Street, Denver]].

 * [[http://picasaweb.google.com/frpythoneers/|Photos]] of selected sprints and meetings.

 * [[http://www.meetup.com/frpythoneers/|Meetup.com]] is a great way to keep abreast of Front Range Pythoneers' activities.


= Future Events =

= Previous Events =

== Unconference: November 13, 2010 ==

Details are [[FrontRangePythoneersUc10|here]].

An unconference is a conference that is organized and run by the participants. The more you put into it, the more you'll get out of it. For more information about unconferences, click here [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unconference]]

== Meeting: Sept 29, 2010, 6 PM - 8 PM ==

Message Passing Concurrency with Python and ZeroMQ

== Meeting: August 25, 2010, 6 PM - 8 PM ==

Applications in Parallel Computing with iPython

== Meeting: July 25, 2010, 6 PM - 8 PM ==

MongoDB

== Unconference: October 10, 2009 ==

We're going to try something new: an unconference. Conference Saturday October 10th, followed by code sprints Sunday October 11. Details are [[FrontRangePythoneersUc09|here]].

An unconference is a conference that is organized and run by the participants. The more you put into it, the more you'll get out of it. For more information about unconferences, click here [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unconference]]

== Meeting: April 8, 2009, 6 PM - 8 PM ==

We'll meet in Boulder, one week earlier than usual. Maciej Fijalkowski will discuss his PyPy work, and we'll hear a recap of PyCon 2009.


== Meeting: March 18, 2009, 6 PM - 8 PM ==

We had free-range conversation, food, and drink. Folks from tuggl.com were there looking to hire Django people, and we talked a lot about the state of iPhone and Android development.

== Meeting: February 18, 2009, 6 PM - 8 PM ==

We met at Wynkoop's in Denver and had "Python Q&A Night."

== Meeting: January 21, 2009, 6 PM - 8 PM ==

Neal McBurnett described auditing Boulder County election results using Python and Django.

== More ==

See our [[FrontRangePythoneersArchive/| archive page]] for details of older events.


= Guide to Front Range Pythoneering =

== People ==
 * [[https://www.youtube.com/user/fireboxtraining|Julie Johnson]], CEO of [[http://www.fireboxtraining.com|Firebox Training]] based in Golden, CO has written several Python training courses.

 * [[http://amath.colorado.edu/faculty/fperez/|Fernando Perez]], CU Applied Math, and Brian Granger, [[http://txcorp.com/|Tech-X]], both work on [[http://ipython.scipy.org/moin/|IPython]].

 * Eric Dobbs, [[http://www.bivio.biz|bivio Software, Inc.]], works on PyQScimpl as a contractor with Tech-X. SciPy 2006 [[http://dobbse.net/thinair/2006/08/scipy/|presentation]] of PyQScimpl.

 * Fred Clare and Mary Hall, [[http://www.ncar.ucar.edu/|NCAR]], are behind [[http://www.pyngl.ucar.edu|PyNGL]].

 * Jeffrey Whittaker, contributed this [[http://www.scipy.org/Wiki/Cookbook/Matplotlib/Maps|plot]] to matplotlib for geospatial projections of data.

 * Yeong-Shang Log, [[http://casa.colorado.edu/|CASA]], is exploring space with the [[http://www.stsci.edu/hst/|Hubble Space Telescope]] in [[http://www.stsci.edu/resources/software_hardware/pyraf/stsci_python|Python]].

 * [[http://www.cs.colorado.edu/~martin/|Jim Martin]], [[http://www.colorado.edu|CU Boulder]], teaches [[http://www.cs.colorado.edu/~martin/csci5582.html|Intro to AI]] and [[http://www.cs.colorado.edu/~martin/csci5832.html|Natural Language Processing]] in Python. The NLP class uses the [[http://nltk.sourceforge.net/|NL toolkit]].

 * [[http://verbs.colorado.edu/~mpalmer/|Martha Palmer]], [[http://www.colorado.edu|CU Boulder]], teaches a [[http://verbs.colorado.edu/mpalmer/ling5200/|class on linguistics]] in Python.

 * Ravinder Singh and Scott Kelley, [[http://www.colorado.edu|CU Boulder]], teach a [[http://mcdb.colorado.edu/courses/6440/index.html|class]] on bioinformatics and molecular biology, using Biopython.

 * [[http://rmi.net/~lutz/|Mark Lutz]] has taught over 170 [[http://home.earthlink.net/~python-training/|Python training sessions]].

 * [[http://www.softwaresummit.com/2005/speakers/smith_mitchell.htm|Mitchell Smith]] works with Python at [[http://www.arraybiopharma.com/|Array Biopharma]].

 * [[http://uche.ogbuji.net/|Uche Ogbuji]] keeps us honest about XML.

 * Joe !VanAndel, [[http://www.ncar.ucar.edu/|NCAR]].

 * [[http://www.percious.com/|Chris Perkins]]. Turbogears developer and TDD proponent. Current employed by NREL.

 * [[http://www.ophinity.com|Demian Neidetcher]], currently at [[http://www.avaya.com|Avaya]], wrote a simple web gallery in Python called [[http://pix.sf.net|pix]].

 * [[http://www.jim-baker.com|Jim Baker]], [[http://www.zyasoft.com|Zyasoft]] maintains the [[http://zyasoft.com/pythoneering/|FR Pythoneering blog]]. He also likes iterators. A [[http://www.tummy.com/journals/entries/jafo_20060817_003823|lot]]. Jim also co-founded Empact Solutions and [[http://www.bizlogix.net|BizLogix]] and is now at [[http://www.bivio.biz|bivio Software]].

 * [[http://www.tummy.com/journals/users/jafo|Sean Reifschneider]], [[http://www.tummy.com|tummy.com, ltd.]], maintains many projects, including the [[http://www.tummy.com/Community/software/python-memcached/|Python client]] to the ever-useful [[http://www.danga.com/memcached/|memcached]].

 * [[http://shrogers.com/weblog|Steve Rogers]] does systems engineering at [[http://www.seagate.com|Seagate Technology]].

 * [[http://www.churchillnavigation.com|Churchill Navigation]] in Boulder builds high-end navigation systems with a high-level Python interface.

 * DuncanMcGreggor lives in Loveland (just south of Fort Collins). He's a [[http://twistedmatrix.com|Twisted]] guy and consults for [[http://zenoss.com/|Zenoss]].

 * [[http://www.sprout.org/matt|Matt Boersma]] in Boulder actually led the adoption of Python at [[http://www.arraybiopharma.com/|Array BioPharma]], where he works with five other full-time Pythonistas.

 * SeanGillies lives in Fort Collins, works at UNC-Chapel Hill's Ancient World Mapping Center on a historical geography project named [[http://pleiades.stoa.org|Pleiades]].

 * KenKinder lives in Boulder, works for a ''top secret'' company doing vertical search, and loiters Sunday afternoons on the Pearl Street Mall. [[http://kenkinder.com/|kenkinder.com]]

 * [[http://brosner.blogspot.com/|Brian Rosner]] lives in Highlands Ranch, works at [[http://www.churchpartner.com/|ChurchPartner]] writting Python for their e-commerce platform. In his spare time works on [[http://www.cherokee-project.com|Cherokee]].

 * [[http://eatthedots.blogspot.com|Casey Duncan]] lives in Castle Rock, but works for [[http://www.pandora.com|pandora.com]] in Oakland tending a herd of PostgreSQL databases and generally gluing everything together with Python. In his spare time he's been working on some [[http://code.google.com/p/caseman|Python games]] and the [[http://code.google.com/p/py-lepton|lepton particle engine]].

 * [[http://zodlogic.webfactional.com/mikekramlichsoft/|Mike Kramlich]] lives in Northglenn but his mind is on Mars. He does freelance contract software development but will engage in just about any venture that sounds interesting, a good skill fit, and profitable. Loooves Python. Wrote a Rogue-like in Python called [[http://DeadByZombie.com|Dead By Zombie]]. Also does iPhone, Java and Flash programming. Idea rabbit. Loves designing new tools, systems and applications.

 * Kurt Fehlhauer lives in Conifer and works at an e-payables company as a software architect. His interests include statistical analysis and making sense of polling data.

Please help expand this local guide! (Also feel free to remove yourself from this list, if that makes sense personally.)

== Groups ==

There are some other great groups in the area that we interact with on a periodic basis. Shared membership helps here!

 * [[http://www.bouldersoftware.org/|Boulder Software Club]]

 * [[http://www.agiledenver.org/|Agile Denver]] organizes more formal meetings. [[http://agile.meetup.com/24/|Agile Boulder]] is a monthly meetup that's taken a lightning talk focus, well worth checking out.

 * [[http://www.boulderjug.org/|Boulder Java Users Group]]

 * [[http://www.denverjug.org/|Denver Java Users Group]] Meet the 2nd Wed. of every month at Tivoli in Denver. Let us know if you want another [[http://www.jython.org/Project/|Jython]] talk and who you want to speak.

 * [[http://boulder.pm.org/|Boulder Perl Mongers]]. They don't meet formally often - perhaps 2 or 3 times in the last 6 years? - but doesn't prevent other modes of meeting like hikes and disk golf.

 * [[http://rubyforge.org/projects/bdrg/|Boulder-Denver Ruby Group]]

Please add your favorite group here if it seems relevant to local Pythoneering.

= Projects =

We (collectively) are the maintainers of Django's Oracle support. Ian Kelly is the driving force of this support.

= Acknowledgments =

Thanks to [[http://tummy.com|tummy.com, ltd.]] and their principals, SeanReifschneider and Evelyn Mitchell, for generously hosting our web site and mailing list.
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Contents

About Us

Front Range Pythoneers are an active Python users group meeting in Boulder and Denver, Colorado, USA.

Activities

We meet every third Wednesday of the month to learn from talks about Python topics, to swap stories and coding tips, and to enjoy food and drink. But we don't just talk about Python, we live it: on the first Saturday of most months, we get together for a code sprint. Front Range Pythoneers are proud to have contributed as a group to TurboGears2, Jython, Django, and IPython.

Join us! Whether you're just learning Python or have already memorized the output of "import this", you'll find something worthwhile.

The Mailing List and Wiki

Please join our mailing list and check this page at the Python Wiki for more information about Front Range Pythoneers.

Meetings and Sprints

We just happen to have the friendliest bunch of Python people coming to our meetings. So why not come too?

Future Events

Previous Events

Unconference: November 13, 2010

Details are here.

An unconference is a conference that is organized and run by the participants. The more you put into it, the more you'll get out of it. For more information about unconferences, click here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unconference

Meeting: Sept 29, 2010, 6 PM - 8 PM

Message Passing Concurrency with Python and ZeroMQ

Meeting: August 25, 2010, 6 PM - 8 PM

Applications in Parallel Computing with iPython

Meeting: July 25, 2010, 6 PM - 8 PM

MongoDB

Unconference: October 10, 2009

We're going to try something new: an unconference. Conference Saturday October 10th, followed by code sprints Sunday October 11. Details are here.

An unconference is a conference that is organized and run by the participants. The more you put into it, the more you'll get out of it. For more information about unconferences, click here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unconference

Meeting: April 8, 2009, 6 PM - 8 PM

We'll meet in Boulder, one week earlier than usual. Maciej Fijalkowski will discuss his PyPy work, and we'll hear a recap of PyCon 2009.

Meeting: March 18, 2009, 6 PM - 8 PM

We had free-range conversation, food, and drink. Folks from tuggl.com were there looking to hire Django people, and we talked a lot about the state of iPhone and Android development.

Meeting: February 18, 2009, 6 PM - 8 PM

We met at Wynkoop's in Denver and had "Python Q&A Night."

Meeting: January 21, 2009, 6 PM - 8 PM

Neal McBurnett described auditing Boulder County election results using Python and Django.

More

See our archive page for details of older events.

Guide to Front Range Pythoneering

People

Please help expand this local guide! (Also feel free to remove yourself from this list, if that makes sense personally.)

Groups

There are some other great groups in the area that we interact with on a periodic basis. Shared membership helps here!

Please add your favorite group here if it seems relevant to local Pythoneering.

Projects

We (collectively) are the maintainers of Django's Oracle support. Ian Kelly is the driving force of this support.

Acknowledgments

Thanks to tummy.com, ltd. and their principals, SeanReifschneider and Evelyn Mitchell, for generously hosting our web site and mailing list.


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