We hold a regular monthly meeting every third Wednesday. We are in the process of planning the next BoulderSprint on Jython. Looks like we will be holding these sprints on a regular basis! In the future we may hold a BoulderJam to play with an exciting new technology together.
Lastly, there has been talk of helping pair mentors with aspiring Pythoneers. If you are so aspirationally inclined, please contact us!
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We just happen to have the friendliest bunch of Python people coming to our meetings. So why not come too?
- 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. Look for us by the bar, it's the best spot.
Default topic: OpenSpace
Meeting: December 20, 2006
Next meeting! Topics and people attending include the following:
BoulderSprint. Eric Dobbs proposed we adopt Jython, and this looks like we have enough momentum to actually get some useful work done.
Tom Churchill and Vinny will demo [http://www.churchillnavigation.com 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].
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 around and fresh from [http://sc06.supercomputing.org/ Supercomputing 2006], 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 .
BoulderJam, an opportunity to try out interesting technologies together.
Guide to Front Range Pythoneering
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://www.softwaresummit.com/2005/speakers/smith_mitchell.htm Mitchell Smith] led the adoption of Python at [http://www.arraybiopharma.com/ Array Biopharma].
[http://uche.ogbuji.net/ Uche Ogbuji] keeps us honest about XML.
[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 [http://www.bizlogix.net Bizlogix].
[http://www.tummy.com/journals/users/jafo Sean Reifschneidner], [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.churchillnavigation.com Churchill Navigation] in Boulder builds high-end navigation systems with a high-level Python interface.
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