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[http://wiki.python.org/moin/FrontRangePythoneers Front Range Pythoneers] are an active Python users group meeting in Boulder, Colorado, USA. [[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 IPython1. 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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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]. 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. Calendars [http://www.google.com/calendar/feeds/frpythoneers%40gmail.com/public/basic XML] [http://www.google.com/calendar/ical/frpythoneers%40gmail.com/public/basic.ics ICAL] [http://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=frpythoneers%40gmail.com HTML]. Sprints are usually held the 1st Saturday of each month.  * 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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 * Location: [http://www.bivio.biz/ bivio Software, Inc.], 28th and Iris. Above Hair Elite in Suite S. [http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=2701+Iris+Ave.,+Boulder+CO&ie=UTF8&z=15&om=1&iwloc=A Google Maps link]  * 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]].
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 * [http://picasaweb.google.com/frpythoneers/ Photos] of selected sprints and meetings.  * [[http://picasaweb.google.com/frpythoneers/|Photos]] of selected sprints and meetings.
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 * [http://python.meetup.com/180/ Meetup.com] is a great way to keep abreast of Front Range Pythoneers' activities.  * [[http://www.meetup.com/frpythoneers/|Meetup.com]] is a great way to keep abreast of Front Range Pythoneers' activities.
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== Meeting: May 21, 2008, 6-8 PM == = Previous Events =
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Chris Perkins will give a talk on "(TBD)." == Unconference: November 13, 2010 ==
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We will have free food & drink & lively discussion as usual. 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.
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= Previous Events = == Meeting: March 18, 2009, 6 PM - 8 PM ==
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== Meeting: April 16, 2008, 6-8 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.
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PyCon Recap! == Meeting: February 18, 2009, 6 PM - 8 PM ==
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Once again we sent a mighty posse of Pythoneers to PyCon. Now that they're safely back in Colorado, we heard from some of them about the highlights of this year's big conference in Chicago. We met at Wynkoop's in Denver and had "Python Q&A Night."
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== Meeting: March 12, 2008, 6-8 PM == == Meeting: January 21, 2009, 6 PM - 8 PM ==
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PyCon preview! Neal McBurnett described auditing Boulder County election results using Python and Django.
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Tobias Ivarsson and Jim Baker presented "the New Compiler for Jython," and Jim previewed his PyCon talk "More Iterators in Action." == More ==
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== Sprint: February 23, 2008 ==

 * Turbogears2 Sprint. More [http://docs.turbogears.org/SprintOrganization information].

== Meeting: February 20, 2008, 6-8 PM ==

Tentative: a PyCon talk.

== Meeting: Jan 16, 2008, 6-8 PM ==

TBD.

== Sprint: January 12-13, 2008 ==

 * Turbogears2Sprint. More [http://docs.turbogears.org/SprintOrganization information].

== Meeting: Dec 19, 2007, 6-8 PM ==
We solicit input on what sort of
topics, speakers, and activities would be of interest for 2008, as well as
reviewing what worked and what didn't for 2007.

== Django Sprint: Dec 1 2007 ==
Meet at Bivio to participate in the worldwide Django sprint: http://code.djangoproject.com/wiki/Sprint1Dec2007

== Meeting: Nov 14 2007 ==
Bring along your proposals for PyCon 2008

== Meeting: Oct 17 2007 ==
Lightning Talk Potluck!

We'll have as many short presentations as we can muster, in the style of
PyCon's "Lightning Talks." We may put you on the spot, so please come prepared
to say at least three sentences on some tech topic that interests you.

== Django Sprint: Sept 14-15 2007 ==

We're hosting a Front Range faction in the Django worldwide sprint this Friday and Saturday, September 14 and 15. If you would like to pitch in, please add yourself to the [http://code.djangoproject.com/wiki/Sprint14Sep sprint wiki].

On Friday, we'll meet at Matt Boersma's house--801 Grant Place in Boulder--at 9. Saturday is the same time, but at bivio on 28th and Iris (where we have our monthly user group meetings). You're welcome to attend any time you can during those two days.

There are well over 100 people signed up currently, six of them from
our area. We all hope you can join us in this major Django code sprint!

== Meeting: Sept 19, 2007, 6-8 PM ==

Jim will talk about the Jython 2.5 Compiler work.

== Meeting: August 22, 2007, 6-8 PM ==

 * Tennessee Leeuwenburg, editor of the Python Papers. Tennessee will discuss Python advocacy and getting them when young through Python in education.

== Sprint: August 4, 2007, 9 AM - 5:30 PM ==

A Jython sprint. See BoulderSprint for more details.

== Meeting: July 18, 2007, 6-8 PM ==

We had presentations on three of the leading web frameworks for Python, Django, Turbogears, and a bit on Pylons. We heard from experienced practitioners discuss the pros and cons of these frameworks. Whether you're considering adoption, would like to hear of best practice, or would like to rant about what doesn't work ;), these were a great set of talks.

 * Ian Kelly on Django. In addition to first introducing Django, and how to do real work with it, he also gave us some insight into contributing to an opensource project. Ian was the lead contributor to the Oracle backend for Django, and in his talk he will lead us through the process of having the BoulderOracle branch of Django committed to the trunk. (This work on the Oracle backend commenced wtih our November 4 sprint.)

 * Matt Boersma on TurboGears and Pylons. The next version of TurboGears, 2.0 , is expected to build on Pylons.

== Meeting: June 20, 2007, 6-8 PM ==

 * Steve Bethard presented on Python and Natural Language Processing: the [http://cslr.colorado.edu/ computational semantics group at the University of Colorado at Boulder] is interested in improving machine understanding of text by moving past the basic word-level approaches used by most commercial applications these days. Whether they're teaching computers how to tell a person from an organization, how to decide what order a set of events occurred in, or how to convert a document into a complex semantic graph, Python plays a key role in the process. Steve will be discussing a number of the uses they've found for Python, including the handling of complex data formats, modularizing their natural language processing components, and the different types of feature extraction they perform when building machine learning models.

 * Lightning talks for [http://www.scipy.org/SciPy2007 SciPy 2007]. Jim Baker and Fernando Perez spoke. [TODO: add more content.]

== Unconference Meeting: June 16, 2007 (Sister Group Event) ==

The Front Range Users of Geospatial Open Source is organizing a [http://groups.google.com/group/geosummit/web/geosummit-2007 one-day unconference event] on June 16 in Boulder, Colorado (at Churchill Navigation):

We've already got a great mix of industry leaders, programmers,
analysts, and scientists coming together to talk about topics like

 * Web mapping APIs
 * Spatial databases
 * Climatological applications of Google Earth
 * Applying the Atom Publishing Protocol to GIS

The event is not only for GIS industry types. We welcome anybody who's
innovating on any aspect of geography and location: environment,
transportation, geocoding, geocaching, you name it. Python is widely
used in both open source and proprietary GIS software, and will
certainly be a major theme at the GeoSummit.

(From a message to the FRP mailing list from Sean Gillies.)

== Meeting: Weather research with Python: May 16, 2007, 6-8 PM ==

 * "Linux (and Python) at 20,000 Meters Above the Sea". Joe !VanAndel, from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) will discuss the NCAR/CNES dropsonde project that investigated the hurricane formation zone off the west coast of Africa.

 NCAR worked with the French Space Agency (CNES) to create and carry a payload that would float west from Africa into the hurricane formation zone. The balloon floated at 20,000 meters and higher, which is above the tropopause, the altitude at which the troposphere (where most of our weather takes place) gives way to the stratosphere. The gondola consisted of a single-board Linux system and batteries well-insulated from the cold, with an array of 24 to 40 dropsondes beneath it. Each dropsonde was connected to the Linux system, which was able to heat its batteries (the atmosphere is -70 degrees C up there) and drop the sonde on command.

 He will present an introduction to the driftsonde project, and then discuss how Linux was used in the on-board gondola computer and explain how using the Python programming language facilitated reprogramming the gondola in the middle of a flight.

 Bio: Joe !VanAndel graduated from Calvin College in 1978 with a double major of mathematics and physics. He attended University of California at Berkeley where he obtained a master's degree in Computer Science. After working 3 years at Bell Laboratories in real-time operating systems, he worked for 5 years at Cadnetix Corporation, a supplier of computer aided design tools. Since 1988, he has worked at NCAR, working with weather radars and more recently with the driftsonde project.

 * Mary Haley will present "Python Frameworks for Geoscience Visualization and Analysis". PyNGL and PyNIO are Python interfaces to a widely popular software package called the NCAR Command Language (NCL), a scripting language developed at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) for the access, analysis, and high-quality quantitative visualization of geoscientific data.

 NCL has had a significant impact on scientific research worldwide. Mary will briefly discuss NCL’s history, and then segue into why Python was chosen for developing the next generation framework tools for file input/output, analysis and visualization. She will show an animation from a new high resolution Community Climate System Model (CCSM) run computed on a T341 grid (1024 points in longitude by 512 points in latitude) that was created using our Python interfaces to NCL and other post production utilities.

 There will be a focus on some of the current projects we are working on: adding support for new scientific data formats, developing interfaces to a suite of specialized climate analysis-related functions (that need to deal with missing data), and handling large files. On the less scientific side, there will be a quick mention of issues NCAR has with supporting both Numeric and NumPy users, dealing with different versions of Python, building on multiple computer platforms, and finally, training users on this software.


== IPython1 Sprint: April 28, 2007 ==

 * [http://ipython.scipy.org/moin/Developer_Zone/Sprint IPython1 Beta]. This would be an excellent opportunity to learn about decorators, Twisted, and other advanced Python concepts while helping getting this shell to beta status.

 * Location: [http://www.bivio.biz/ bivio Software, Inc.]., 28th and Iris. Above Hair Elite in Suite S. [http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=2701+Iris+Ave.,+Boulder+CO&ie=UTF8&z=15&om=1&iwloc=A Google Maps link]

 * Participants:

   0. Brian Granger
   0. Cary Miller
   0. Eric Dobbs
   0. Fernando Perez
   0. Ian Kelly
   0. Jim Baker
   0. Justin Larrabee
   0. Ken Kinder
   0. Kip Lehman
   0. Matt Boersma
   0. Robert Kern
   0. Steve Rogers
   0. Benjamin Ragan-Kelley, sprinting over IRC from Santa Clara, CA

== Meeting: April 18, 2007, 6-8 PM ==

 * Location: [http://www.bivio.biz/ bivio Software, Inc.]

 * Discover [http://oubiwann.blogspot.com/2007/03/python-will-rule-world.html how Python will rule the world]. In a good way, of course! Matt Boersma presented a short introduction to the One Laptop per Child project, and then allowed people to play with the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_Laptop_per_Child green XO laptop] at their leisure. He also led us through installing and using it our own laptops. The foundation of this project is Sugar, which is programmed in Python. As local Pythoneer DuncanMcGreggor [http://oubiwann.blogspot.com/2007/03/python-will-rule-world.html points out], 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, on the web, or now in the OLPC effort.

 * Lightning talks on testing. In an influential article, Bruce Eckel advocated for [http://www.mindview.net/WebLog/log-0025 strong testing instead of strong (declarative) typing]. What are you doing to test your Python code? And how does that fit into a test-driven culture? 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. The next sprint will be Saturday, April 28 on the [http://ipython.scipy.org/moin/Developer_Zone/Sprint IPython1 Beta]. 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.

== Meeting: March 21, 2007, 6-8 PM ==

 * Matt Boersma presented "Write Less Code with XRC for wxPython": an easier way to do GUI layout using wxPython's XML-based resource system. [http://us.pycon.org/common/talkdata/PyCon2007/079/xrc4wxpy.tgz Slides , demo code, and useful base classes].

 * Sean Reifschneider presented "Python and vim: Two great tastes that go great together". The vim editor includes extensive abilities for customization and scripting. In addition to its own simple macro language, vim also supports calling Python code. This Python code has access back into vim for manipulating the edit buffer as well as running normal vim commands. Examples demonstrated in this talk will include automatically detecting indentation style (tabs/N spaces), automatic update of DNS "serial" numbers when editing DNS zone files, mail alias tab-expansion, and a time tracking application using a "domain specific vim" as the user interface. [http://www.tummy.com/Community/Presentations/ Slides]

== PyCon: February 23-25, 2007 ==

 * [http://us.pycon.org/TX2007/HomePage PyCon 2007] Dallas/Addison TX. List of attendees from the Front Range:

 0. Matt Boersma. Presented [http://us.pycon.org/common/talkdata/PyCon2007/079/xrc4wxpy.tgz Write Less Code with XRC for wxPython]
 0. Eric Dobbs. Sprinted on Jython.
 0. Brian Granger. Presented [http://us.pycon.org/common/talkdata/PyCon2007/061/ipython1_pycon_2007.pdf Interactive Parallel and Distributed Computing with IPython] and [http://us.pycon.org/common/talkdata/PyCon2007/058/ipython_pycon_2007.pdf IPython: getting the most out of working interactively in Python]
 0. Evelyn Mitchell
 0. Sean Reifschneider. Presented [http://www.tummy.com/Community/Presentations/ Python and vim: Two great tastes that go great together]. And he [http://www.tummy.com/journals/entries/jafo_20070315_154951 ran the network]!
 0. Jim Baker. Presented [http://us.pycon.org/common/talkdata/PyCon2007/028/IteratorsInActionWithNotes.pdf Iterators in Action]. Sprinted on Jython.
 0. SteveRogers
 0. Michelle Cyr
 0. DuncanMcGreggor. Represented Twisted on the [http://us.pycon.org/TX2007/WebFrameworksPanel Web Frameworks Panel]

Audio and other presentation materials can be found [http://us.pycon.org/apps07/schedule/ here].

== Meeting: February 21, 2007 ==

 * Location: [http://www.bivio.biz/ bivio Software, Inc.]

 * Fernando Perez presented his joint talk with Brian Granger (not present), "IPython: Getting the most out of working interactively in Python": IPython (if you do not know it yet) is an enhanced interactive shell for Python. It provides a large number of features not found in the default shell that make interactive work in Python more seamless and convenient. [http://us.pycon.org/common/talkdata/PyCon2007/058/ipython_pycon_2007.pdf Slides].

 * Jim Baker presented "Iterators in Action": Using iterators well can make your code lean and your programming fun. We will distill current best practice by investigating some (mostly) useful examples of iterators in action. With the help of itertools and various cookbook recipes, we'll look at such examples as computing Six Sigma stats, parsing/collating lots of log files, and performing fast prefix lookups of the data your users most want to see (assuming you have a good relevancy scorer, of course). We will even see why Raymond Hettinger must say no so often :) [http://us.pycon.org/common/talkdata/PyCon2007/028/IteratorsInActionWithNotes.pdf Slides].

Other items we talked about:

 * BoulderSprint. We had a great JythonSprint, focusing on getting IPython to work on it. The next sprint will be in April, also on IPython.

 * Google Summer of Code. One of our missions is to mentor Pythoneers. Does it make sense to add a local component to GSoC 2007 that could take advantage of the universities here?

== Sprint: February 3, 2007 ==

 * JythonSprint. Part of our BoulderSprint series. We sprinted on getting IPython to run on Jython (two birds here?), as well as spent time on looking at compiler updates. More will be posted soon here.

 * Location: [http://www.bivio.biz/ bivio Software, Inc.].

== Meeting: January 17, 2007 ==

 * Location: [http://www.churchillnavigation.com Churchill Navigation].

Topics and people attending include the following:

 * BoulderSprint. We had a great JythonSprint, focusing on design. Momentum is really building, Jython might actually get the love that Charles Oliver Nutter of !JRuby proposed. More interestingly, there's a chance for people in the dynamic language community to work together on JVM implementations.

 * Tom Churchill and Vinny Fiano will demo Churchill Navigation's earth-rendering engine (which looks like Google Earth, only apparently even better and faster ;) ). Vinny (their main Python guy) will explain how they built the glue logic (and why they decided against SWIG) and perhaps some of the implications of using Python as a scripting language in a real-time (60 fps) environment, and the techniques we employed to keep the graphics pipeline from stalling when making an expensive call into their engine from Python.

 * Brian Granger from [http://txcorp.com/ Tech-X] will help us think more deeply about concurrent Python programming, especially as seen in a new version of [http://ipython.scipy.org/moin/IPython1 IPython]. [http://us.pycon.org/common/talkdata/PyCon2007/061/ipython1_pycon_2007.pdf Slides].

== Sprint: January 6, 2007 ==

 * JythonSprint. We talked about rethinking the existing compiler to converge on !CPython 2.5/trunk.

== Meeting: December 20, 2006 ==

Canceled! We were going to plan the JythonSprint and see some demos. But a blizzard intervened. Fortunately, we should be able to do all of that instead in January.

== Meeting: November 15, 2006 ==

This was a fun meeting! Even if Jill's has increasingly been high decibel. But we really can't complain about the success of our venue.

 * Steve Rogers showed up for his first meeting with us. He credits seeing the [http://zyasoft.com/pythoneering/ Pythoneering blog], now that it's included in the [http://www.pythonware.com/daily/index.htm Daily Python-URL]. It's good to have the visibility. With Steve had just read some of the reports from [http://sc06.supercomputing.org/ Supercomputing 2006], so we talked a lot about parallel computing paradigms in Python, among other things.

== Meeting: October 18, 2006 ==

 * 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 :) .

 * Began planning of BoulderSprint, which apparently has been a burning desire for JimBaker for a while.
See our [[FrontRangePythoneersArchive/| archive page]] for details of older events.
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 * [[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.
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 * [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].  * [[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]].
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 * 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.  * 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.
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 * Fred Clare and Mary Hall, [http://www.ncar.ucar.edu/ NCAR], are behind [http://www.pyngl.ucar.edu PyNGL].  * Fred Clare and Mary Hall, [[http://www.ncar.ucar.edu/|NCAR]], are behind [[http://www.pyngl.ucar.edu|PyNGL]].
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 * Jeffrey Whittaker, contributed this [http://www.scipy.org/Wiki/Cookbook/Matplotlib/Maps plot] to matplotlib for geospatial projections of data.  * Jeffrey Whittaker, contributed this [[http://www.scipy.org/Wiki/Cookbook/Matplotlib/Maps|plot]] to matplotlib for geospatial projections of data.
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 * 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].  * 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]].
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 * [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://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]].
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 * [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.  * [[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.
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 * 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.  * 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.
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 * [http://rmi.net/~lutz/ Mark Lutz] has taught over 170 [http://home.earthlink.net/~python-training/ Python training sessions].  * [[http://rmi.net/~lutz/|Mark Lutz]] has taught over 170 [[http://home.earthlink.net/~python-training/|Python training sessions]].
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 * [http://www.softwaresummit.com/2005/speakers/smith_mitchell.htm Mitchell Smith] works with Python at [http://www.arraybiopharma.com/ Array Biopharma].  * [[http://www.softwaresummit.com/2005/speakers/smith_mitchell.htm|Mitchell Smith]] works with Python at [[http://www.arraybiopharma.com/|Array Biopharma]].
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 * [http://uche.ogbuji.net/ Uche Ogbuji] keeps us honest about XML.  * [[http://uche.ogbuji.net/|Uche Ogbuji]] keeps us honest about XML.
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 * Joe !VanAndel, [http://www.ncar.ucar.edu/ NCAR].  * Joe !VanAndel, [[http://www.ncar.ucar.edu/|NCAR]].
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 * [http://www.percious.com/ Chris Perkins]. Turbogears developer and TDD proponent. Current employed by NREL.  * [[http://www.percious.com/|Chris Perkins]]. Turbogears developer and TDD proponent. Current employed by NREL.
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 * [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.ophinity.com|Demian Neidetcher]], currently at [[http://www.avaya.com|Avaya]], wrote a simple web gallery in Python called [[http://pix.sf.net|pix]].
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 * [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.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]].
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 * [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://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]].
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 * [http://shrogers.com/weblog Steve Rogers] does systems engineering at [http://www.seagate.com Seagate Technology].  * [[http://shrogers.com/weblog|Steve Rogers]] does systems engineering at [[http://www.seagate.com|Seagate Technology]].
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 * [http://www.churchillnavigation.com Churchill Navigation] in Boulder builds high-end navigation systems with a high-level Python interface.  * [[http://www.churchillnavigation.com|Churchill Navigation]] in Boulder builds high-end navigation systems with a high-level Python interface.
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 * DuncanMcGreggor lives in Loveland (just south of Fort Collins). He's a [http://twistedmatrix.com Twisted] guy and consults for [http://zenoss.com/ Zenoss].  * DuncanMcGreggor lives in Loveland (just south of Fort Collins). He's a [[http://twistedmatrix.com|Twisted]] guy and consults for [[http://zenoss.com/|Zenoss]].
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 * [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.  * [[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.
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 * 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].  * 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]].
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 * 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]  * 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]]
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 * [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://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.
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 * [http://dim.com/~sms/bsc/ Boulder Software Club]  * [[http://www.bouldersoftware.org/|Boulder Software Club]]
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 * [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.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.
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 * [http://www.boulderjug.org/ Boulder Java Users Group]  * [[http://www.boulderjug.org/|Boulder Java Users Group]]
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 * [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://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.
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 * [http://rubyforge.org/projects/bdrg/ Boulder-Denver Ruby Group]  * [[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]]
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Thanks to [http://tummy.com tummy.com, ltd.] and their principals, SeanReifschneider and Evelyn Mitchell, for generously hosting our web site and mailing list. 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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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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