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About Us

The Front Range Pythoneers is an active Python users group in Boulder, Colorado, USA.

Activities

We hold a regular monthly meeting every third Wednesday. But perhaps the best part about our group is that we don't just talk about how to use Python, we also do things together. We share our stories on what works and what doesn't at our meetings. Our presentations often have a hands-on component. And to truly make it hands-on, we sprint together often, usually the first Saturday. (At some point, we would like to make that every month too.)

Earlier this year we adopted [http://code.djangoproject.com/wiki/OracleBranch Oracle support in Django] as an ongoing project of the FRP and led by Ian Kelly. This branch, which started as a sprint last October, has now been incorporated into the trunk. Other recurring sprint topics include Jython and IPython. The forthcoming sprint on Saturday will combine them together.

Future possibilities include holding an occasional BoulderJam to play with an exciting new technology together, and helping pair mentors with aspiring Pythoneers.

Interested? Intrigued? Feel free to contact the FRP leader, Jim Baker (jbaker AT zyasoft DOT com) or our assistant leader, Matt Boersma (matt AT sprout DOT org).

Mailing List

You can subscribe to our [http://lists.community.tummy.com/mailman/listinfo/frpythoneers mailing list]. We also have a [http://lists.community.tummy.com/pipermail/frpythoneers/ mail archive].

Meetings and Sprints

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

Django Sprint: Sept 14-15

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.

Future Events

Meeting: Oct 17, 2007, 6-8 PM

TBD.

Previous Events

Meeting: August 22, 2007, 6-8 PM

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.

Meeting: June 20, 2007, 6-8 PM

Sister Group Events

Unconference Meeting: June 16, 2007

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

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.)

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

IPython1 Sprint: April 28, 2007

Meeting: April 18, 2007, 6-8 PM

Meeting: March 21, 2007, 6-8 PM

PyCon: February 23-25, 2007

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

Meeting: February 21, 2007

Other items we talked about:

Sprint: February 3, 2007

Meeting: January 17, 2007

Topics and people attending include the following:

Sprint: January 6, 2007

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.

Meeting: October 18, 2006

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 [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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