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'''1. Robert Lechte: "Your database migrations are bad." ''' (25-30 minutes)

It's really hard to work with database schemas. But schemas are actually good. The trouble is that people get frustrated with the tooling. Existing migration tools (alembig, django migrations etc.) all make it far too hard. Every change is a chore when you have to worry about version numbers and migration files each time. It's tedious, manual, error-prone, and hard to test.

Fortunately, we can do better! Using Python and PostgreSQL, we'll discuss a radically different approach to managing schema migrations, using new tools and workflows to make it much faster, mostly automatic, fully testable, and more reliable."

Bio: Robert created the data warehousing for New Zealand's supercomputing infrastructure, then worked for the Digital Transformation Agency in Sydney. He has been writing Python tools to make working with databases more pleasant.


'''2. Fred Rotbart: Highlights from PyCon Israel 2017''' (15 minutes)

Python wasn't particularly popular in Israel until recently but has exploded in popularity in the last 1-2 years. Fred attended PyCon Israel this year and was surprised at how large the community there is now. He will talk about the event, Python uptake in general, and give highlights from the event.


'''3. Ed Schofield: publishing with Python''' (25-30 minutes)

Python has long had Sphinx for generating high-quality technical documentation from reStructuredText (ReST). Many projects have more recently adopted one of many flavours of Markdown as a simple, flexible format, while Jupyter notebooks have taken the Python world by storm. This talk will give an overview of the impressive set of tools in R for publishing (knitr, Rmarkdown) and compare what the Python ecosystem has to offer.

'''4. Lightning talks & announcements'''
'''1. Javier Candeira: Batavia: A Python VM implementation in JavaScript''' (25-30 minutes)

'''2. Ed Schofield: What's New in Python''' (15-20 minutes)

'''3. Lightning talks & announcements'''
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'''Monday 2017-11-06, 5:45pm for 6:00pm''', at Outcome-Hub Co-Working Space, Suite 1, 121 Cardigan Street Carlton

=== Talks: ===

'''1. Robert Lechte: "Your database migrations are bad." ''' (25-30 minutes)

It's really hard to work with database schemas. But schemas are actually good. The trouble is that people get frustrated with the tooling. Existing migration tools (alembig, django migrations etc.) all make it far too hard. Every change is a chore when you have to worry about version numbers and migration files each time. It's tedious, manual, error-prone, and hard to test.

Fortunately, we can do better! Using Python and PostgreSQL, we'll discuss a radically different approach to managing schema migrations, using new tools and workflows to make it much faster, mostly automatic, fully testable, and more reliable."

Bio: Robert created the data warehousing for New Zealand's supercomputing infrastructure, then worked for the Digital Transformation Agency in Sydney. He has been writing Python tools to make working with databases more pleasant.


'''2. Fred Rotbart: Highlights from PyCon Israel 2017''' (15 minutes)

Python wasn't particularly popular in Israel until recently but has exploded in popularity in the last 1-2 years. Fred attended PyCon Israel this year and was surprised at how large the community there is now. He will talk about the event, Python uptake in general, and give highlights from the event.


'''3. Ed Schofield: publishing with Python''' (25-30 minutes)

Python has long had Sphinx for generating high-quality technical documentation from reStructuredText (ReST). Many projects have more recently adopted one of many flavours of Markdown as a simple, flexible format, while Jupyter notebooks have taken the Python world by storm. This talk will give an overview of the impressive set of tools in R for publishing (knitr, Rmarkdown) and compare what the Python ecosystem has to offer.

The Melbourne Python Users Group

The Melbourne Python Users Group normally meets on every first Monday of the month (except January).

The Melbourne Python Users Group meetings are organised by the community itself. The current organisers include Ed Schofield and Juan Nunez-Iglesias. Other organisers past include Javier Candeira, Graeme Cross, Tennessee Leeuwenburg, and Richard Jones.

If you would like to give a talk at an upcoming event, please email ed@pythoncharmers.com or the mailing list!

Next Meeting

Monday 2017-11-06, 5:45pm for 6:00pm, at Outcome-Hub Co-Working Space, Suite 1, 121 Cardigan Street Carlton

Talks:

1. Javier Candeira: Batavia: A Python VM implementation in JavaScript (25-30 minutes)

2. Ed Schofield: What's New in Python (15-20 minutes)

3. Lightning talks & announcements

When: 5.45pm for mingling; talks starting at 6pm

Where:

Outcome-Hub Co-Working Space Suite 1, 121 Cardigan Street, Carlton

How to get there: Walk 12 minutes north from Melbourne Central station.

Afterwards: pizza and maybe drinks on Lygon Street

Sponsorship: many thanks to Outcome Hub for providing the venue and Python Charmers for ongoing Meetup sponsorship.

We hope to see you there! :-D

Mailing List

We also communicate about the meetings and about anything Python via our mailing list.

Newcomers are always welcome to attend or write to the mailing list, we're a friendly bunch!

We have a policy about job offers on the mailing list:

  • As long as it's a Python-related job offer by the hiring company and not by an intermediary recruiter, you can just send it to the mailing list.
  • If it's not Python-related, or the poster of the job ad is a recruiter who won't mention the company that will be doing the hiring, please just use Seek or Monster, and don't write to the mailing list.

Code of conduct

Though we are not affiliated with Linux Australia or Pycon AU, we've chosen to follow their Code of Conduct for our meetings. Not because we've ever had any problem in the past, but so that we know what to do if any problem should arise in the future.

Meeting topics

If you're not sure on a topic, or don't want to give a presentation, perhaps you could give us an idea of topics or areas that you would like to hear about - that way we can encourage people who have that particular area of expertise, but who might be wavering. Some topics that have been suggested are:

  • Django, Flask, Mezzanine, other web tools
  • Data analysis: pandas, scikit-learn, numpy, ...
  • Science / engineering in Python
  • Databases, unit testing, design patterns
  • Visualization: 2D and 3D
  • PIL, pygame, pyopengl
  • Devops, Cloud Computing
  • User interfaces with PyQt, wxPython / Phoenix, ...

  • Packaging: pypi, distutils, virtualenv, venv, conda
  • Interpreters etc.: PyPy, Cython, IronPython, CPython internals, bytecode hacking

  • ... if you are interested in a particular topic, add it here!

Previous Meetings & Topics

Monday 2017-11-06, 5:45pm for 6:00pm, at Outcome-Hub Co-Working Space, Suite 1, 121 Cardigan Street Carlton

Talks:

1. Robert Lechte: "Your database migrations are bad." (25-30 minutes)

It's really hard to work with database schemas. But schemas are actually good. The trouble is that people get frustrated with the tooling. Existing migration tools (alembig, django migrations etc.) all make it far too hard. Every change is a chore when you have to worry about version numbers and migration files each time. It's tedious, manual, error-prone, and hard to test.

Fortunately, we can do better! Using Python and PostgreSQL, we'll discuss a radically different approach to managing schema migrations, using new tools and workflows to make it much faster, mostly automatic, fully testable, and more reliable."

Bio: Robert created the data warehousing for New Zealand's supercomputing infrastructure, then worked for the Digital Transformation Agency in Sydney. He has been writing Python tools to make working with databases more pleasant.

2. Fred Rotbart: Highlights from PyCon Israel 2017 (15 minutes)

Python wasn't particularly popular in Israel until recently but has exploded in popularity in the last 1-2 years. Fred attended PyCon Israel this year and was surprised at how large the community there is now. He will talk about the event, Python uptake in general, and give highlights from the event.

3. Ed Schofield: publishing with Python (25-30 minutes)

Python has long had Sphinx for generating high-quality technical documentation from reStructuredText (ReST). Many projects have more recently adopted one of many flavours of Markdown as a simple, flexible format, while Jupyter notebooks have taken the Python world by storm. This talk will give an overview of the impressive set of tools in R for publishing (knitr, Rmarkdown) and compare what the Python ecosystem has to offer.

Monday 2017-10-02, 5:45pm for 6:00pm, at Outcome-Hub Co-Working Space, Suite 1, 121 Cardigan Street Carlton

Talks: 1. Renaldi Gondosubroto: "Moving Ahead with Internet of Things Developments in Python"

Abstract:

"In this talk, I will discuss how the Internet of Things is applied in Python at the moment and how it has progressed so far. This will be complemented by examples through some of my own experiences in projects involving the concept. One example of the practice that I will show is its use is through libraries created via TCP / IP connections to generate data collected from devices placed in other locations - and in this practice - measure environmental parameters in the environment through the Raspberry Pi. From here I will also discuss how other third party IoT services such as Amazon Web Services or ThingSpeak can also connect and manage smart devices from there, utilizing the MQTT protocol. Next I will talk more about how this is very useful from the point of view of consumers, and how the methodology of its use can be developed with code architecture in Python. After that, I will discuss the future of this IoT concept for Python, how I see this concept will grow on this platform, and future developments that can still be done at this time."

2. Andrew Peel: All about locking: the why, what, and how.

What to do for a thread-safe file system and how ScramFS implements locking.

Monday 2017-09-04, 5:45pm for 6:00pm, at Outcome-Hub Co-Working Space, Suite 1, 121 Cardigan Street Carlton

Talks: 1. Linus Chang: ScramFS: a cryptographic filesystem in Python

Topics include:

- Meeting legal regulations around encryption, privacy, data breaches. Examples of ScramFS: CLI, API, Fuse mount, and GUI.

- Overview of cloud filesystems and their limitations: Google Drive, Microsoft One Drive, Dropbox. Attacking a filesystem.

- Encoding binary data as text: an overview of base64, uuencode, and alternatives suitable for encoding filenames

- How to implement an encrypted key-value store in 10 minutes flat

2. Ned Letcher: Reactive web visualisations using Dash

- An overview of making dashboards and other interactive data-oriented web interfaces using Dash, an open source library recently released by Plotly.

- Experiences with deploying Dash apps on AWS (and perhaps zappa.io).

Monday 2017-08-07, 5:45pm for 6:00pm, at Outcome-Hub Co-Working Space, Suite 1, 121 Cardigan Street Carlton

Talks:

  • Clare Sloggett: Visualising data with Python
  • Tyson Clugg: Python: Ludicrous mode (with Django)
  • PyCon AU wrap-up

Monday, 2017-07-03, 6:00pm at One Roof Women, 77-83 City Road, Southbank VIC 3006.

Talks:

  • Christian Azuero: The world of robots and the Robot Operating System.
  • Ed Schofield: An introduction to Bayesian inference in Python

Monday, 2017-06-05, 6:00pm at VLSCI Seminar Room, Ground Floor, 700 Swanton Street, Carlton.

Talks:

Monday, 2017-05-01: cancelled

Monday, 2017-04-03, 6:00pm at Lab-14 Seminar Room, Ground Floor, 700 Swanton Street, Carlton. (Note: the venue name has changed but not the location!)

Talks:

  • Martin Schweitzer: "Finding Currajong with Python": a comparison of algorithms for partial string-matching (30 minutes)
  • Jodie Burchell: Playing with VADER, a sentiment analysis package for social media (30 minutes)

Monday, 2017-03-06, 6:00pm at VLSCI Seminar Room, Ground Floor, 700 Swanton Street, Carlton.

Talks:

  • Phil Elson: Biggus - a library for out-of-core massive array computations
  • Jacqueline Nowak: Python Scripting in Fiji - or image processing for lazy people
  • Martin Schweitzer: Python for Bioinformatics for learning Python

Monday, 2017-02-06, 6:00pm at VLSCI Seminar Room, Ground Floor, 700 Swanton Street, Carlton.

Talks:

  • Ed Schofield: What's New in Python 3.6
  • Justin Barton: Introduction to Pandas

Monday, 2016-12-05, 6:00pm at VLSCI Seminar Room, Ground Floor, 700 Swanton Street, Carlton

Talks:

  • Linus Chang: The Scram encrypted filesystem in Python (including a demo of real-time streaming video decryption) (30 mins)
  • John Barham: Tips and tricks on using Django: Mezzanine, django-impersonate, serving static files, etc. (20 mins)
  • Juan Nunez-Iglesias: Numba (lightning talk: 10 mins)

Monday, 2016-11-07, 6:00pm at VLSCI Seminar Room, Ground Floor, 700 Swanton Street, Carlton

Talks:

  • Brad Nguyen: Applying Data Science to build MVP products for artwork recommendation (10 mins)
  • Ben Finney: How to Make Mistakes in Python: book review
  • Robert Layton: New features in Pandas v0.19
  • Kristine Howard: Lightning talk: Ways to encode data in knitting

Monday, 2016-09-05, 6:00pm at VLSCI Seminar Room, Ground Floor, 700 Swanton Street, Carlton

Talks:

  • Juan Nunez-Iglesias: ImageXD & summary of SciPy 2016 & PyCon AU (30 mins)

  • Ed Schofield: Creating branded reports from Jupyter notebooks (20 mins)
  • Open slot (20 mins)
  • Slot for lightning talks (5 x 2 mins)

Monday, 2016-07-04, 6:00pm at VLSCI Seminar Room, Ground Floor, 700 Swanton Street, Carlton

Talks:

  • Don Jayamanne: Visual Studio Code for Python development
  • Ed Schofield: Parallel computing with Dask
  • Slot for lightning talks (5 x 2 mins)
    • Zaki Akhmad: Validating IP Address in Python 3
    • Ben: Semantic Versioning

Monday, 2016-06-06, 6:00pm at Hub Melbourne, Ground Floor, 673 Bourke Street, Melbourne CBD. (Please come to the side entrance on Godfrey Street).

Talk:

  • Exploratory Data Analysis with Plotly - Jiun Siew

Monday, 2016-05-02, 6:00pm at VLSCI Seminar Room, Ground Floor, 700 Swanton Street, Carlton

Talks:

* Tennessee Leeuwenburg: PyCon AU 2016 (10 mins) * Alexey Kotlyarov: Behaviour-driven development in Python using Aloe (30 mins) * Ed Schofield: What's New in Python (May 2016) (15 mins) * Fred Rotbart: Useful Python tech and the state of Python in Israel (20 mins)

Monday, 2016-04-04, 6:00pm at VLSCI Seminar Room, Ground Floor, 700 Swanton Street, Carlton

Talks:

  • Ed Schofield: A survey of machine learning tools in Python

  • Ben Finney: group discussion on Command-line Programs in Python

Monday, 29 February 2016, 6:00pm at VLSCI Seminar Room, Ground Floor, 700 Swanton Street, Carlton

Talks:

  • Juan Nunez-Iglesias: What's New in Python (February 2016 edition)
  • Nuwan Goonasekera: Python-Cloudbridge, "a simple cross-cloud Python library"

Monday, 1 February 2016, 6:00pm at Inspire 9: Level 1, 41 Stewart Street, Richmond.

Talks:

  • Ed Schofield: Survey of Python data tools: toolz, NumPy, Pandas, xarray, Blaze, Dask, and Spark

  • We are looking for more talks! If you would like to volunteer a talk, please email mailto:ed@pythoncharmers.com or the mailing list!

Monday, 7 December 2015, 6:00pm at Inspire 9: Level 1, 41 Stewart Street, Richmond.

Cancelled: Monday, 2 November 2015, 6:00pm at Inspire 9: Level 1, 41 Stewart Street, Richmond.

  • CANCELLED.

Monday, 5 October 2015, 6:00pm at Inspire 9: Level 1, 41 Stewart Street, Richmond.

  • Matthew Iversen - What's new in Python 3.5
  • Brianna Laugher - Pytest Month Report.

Monday, 7 September 2015, 6:00pm at Inspire 9: Level 1, 41 Stewart Street, Richmond.

  • Andrew Walker - Better ways to make slides from ipython notebooks with Nbconvert, jinja2, reveal.js, mistune and some frustration. slides code

  • Tyson Clugg - Selenium Page Adapter: https://github.com/tysonclugg/selenium-page-adapter

  • Ed Schofield - Towards solving the Python 2/3 split with the past package: when backward compatibility is more important than forward compatibility, and how Python 3.x can run Python 2.x code automatically

August meeting - Cancelled for Pycon AU: Monday, 3 August 2015: no meeting

We will send email to the list if we organise an August meeting later in the month. For the time being, no meeting in August.

Monday, 27 July 2015, 6:00pm at TeamSquare, 1/520 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000

This is a Pycon rehearsal session, please add the times for your presentations so we can organise an overflow session on the 28th if needed!

  • Javier Candeira - Python metaprogramming with spreadsheets (Tutorial) - 90 minutes, boiled down to 1 hour.
  • Oliver Nagy - 30 minutes.
  • Ed Schofield - Interactive visualization for the curious - 30 minutes (if there's time)
  • Andrew Stuart - 30 minutes.

All talks are PyCon rehearsals, so the speakers would welcome your feedback and criticism! :-)

Monday, 6 July 2015, 6:00pm at Inspire 9: Level 1, 41 Stewart Street, Richmond.

  • Geoff Crompton - Testing ain't hard, even for SysAdmins

  • Tennessee Leeuwenburg - Applied Data Analysis
  • Tyson Clugg - Realtime websites with Django and Meteor

Monday, 1 June 2015, 6:00pm at Inspire 9: Level 1, 41 Stewart Street, Richmond.

  • Ed Schofield - interactive visualization in Python
  • Lightning talks!
  • Open Slot -- Suggest a talk!

Monday, 4 May 2015, 6:00pm at Inspire 9: Level 1, 41 Stewart Street, Richmond.

25 minute talks

  • Juan Nunez-Iglesias -- Streaming data analysis
  • Ryan Kelly -- intro to PyCon AU

April meeting - Cancelled for Easter: Monday, 6 April 2015: no meeting

Monday, 2 March 2015, 6:00pm

25 minute talks

  • Robert Layton -- Authorship attribution of emails
  • Javier Candeira -- Concatenative programming with Python
  • Ryan Verner -- Open source video capture (title to be confirmed)

Monday, 2 February 2015, 6:00pm

25 minute talks

  • What's New in Python, February Edition
  • Linus Chang: Scram! (including a Kivy demo)
  • Ed Schofield - Writing Python 2 / 3 compatible code

Monday, 1 December 2014, 6:00pm at 99 Designs: Level 2, 41 Stewart Street, Richmond.

25 minute talks

  • Ed Schofield -- What's New in Python, December Edition
  • Ken Hu -- TextBlob, a NLTK wrapper that's a joy to use.

  • Scott Brewer -- My Great War with Python (as seen in the WWI exhibition in Museum Victoria)

Monday, 10 November 2014, 6:00pm at Inspire 9: Level 1, 41 Stewart Street, Richmond.

25 minute talks

45 minute talks

Monday, 6 October 2014, 6:00pm at Inspire 9: Level 1, 41 Stewart Street, Richmond.

25 minute talks

  • Ed Schofield -- What's New in Python, October Edition
  • Oliver Nagy -- Building a Virtual Reality engine in (mostly) Python
  • John Barham -- Mezzanine, a Django CMS

Monday, 1 September 2014, 6:00p.m.

  • Javier Candeira -- What's New in Python, September Edition
  • Jason King -- BDD using Behave with Selenium (the web browser automation tool, not the heavy metal)
  • Andy Kitchen -- Pattern Recognition: Machine Learning on GPUs in the Cloud (the buzzwords are also interesting: Andy uses Bolzmann Machines with Theano and AWS)

Monday, 11 August 2014, 6:00p.m. at Inspire 9: Level 1, 41 Stewart Street, Richmond.

Special Session

  • MPUG Community -- What's New in Python, Pycon Australia 2014 Edition:

25 minute talks

  • Juan Nuñez Iglesias -- What happened at SciPy 2014

  • Rory Hart -- Python Micro-Service Architecture

10 minute lightning talks

  • Nick Farrell -- sux.to_use('python2'), a compatibility bridge between Python3 and legacy Python2 libraries.

5 minute lightning talks

  • Javier Candeira -- Doing what they told us not to do at two consecutive editions of Pycon Australia

Monday July 21, 6:00pm at 99Designs: Level 2, 41 Stewart Street, Richmond (one floor above Inspire 9) details here

  • MPUG Community - Pre-conference evening of Python talks.

Monday, 7 July 2014, 6:00p.m.

25 minute talks

  • Graeme Cross -- What's New in Python

45 minute talks

  • Bernie Pope -- Implementing Python in Haskell, twice!

Monday 2 June 2014

  • Lars Yencken -- What's New in Python
  • Tim Asquith -- pyenv
  • Chris Hausler -- Machine Learning with Pandas/Scikit.

Monday 5 May 2014, 6:00p.m.

15 minute talks

  • Ben Finney -- What's New in Python
  • Tom Allen -- NP-Complete game design in Python

25 minute talks

  • Tim Richardson -- Introduction to web2py

Monday, 7 April 2014, 6:00 pm

15 minute talks

  • Ed Schofield -- What's New in Python

25 minute talks

  • Adrian Higgins -- Integrating specific Hardware with Python using existing C libraries on Windows.
  • Ben Finney -- A Pythonista Meets JavaScript™: first steps

Monday 3rd March 2014, 6PM, Inspire 9: Level 1, 41 Stewart Street, Richmond.

  • Javier Candeira -- Dynamic REST APIs live.
  • Andrew Walker -- How Hard Could it be to Implement Timeouts?

Monday 3rd Feburary 2014, 6PM, Inspire 9: Level 1, 41 Stewart Street, Richmond.

25 minute talks

  • Ed Schofield -- Update on Python-Future for Python 2/3 compatibility
  • Tennessee Leewenburg -- Verification: The art of knowing exactly how wrong you are.

10 minute talks

  • Rory Hart -- Metaheuristics and Python

Monday 2th December 2013, 6PM, Inspire 9: Level 1, 41 Stewart Street, Richmond.

25 minute talks

  • Luke Miller -- My big gay adventure. Making, releasing and selling an indie game made in python
  • Bianca Gibson -- Python and LaTeX

10 minute talk

  • Nathan Faggian -- Python and Supercomputers: Celery, Redis, Mongo

Monday 4th November 2013, 6PM, Inspire 9: Level 1, 41 Stewart Street, Richmond.

25 minute talks

  • Lars Yencken -- Machine Vision with SimpleCV
  • Nicole Harris -- Mezzanine ("the best Django CMS")

Monday 7th October 2013, 6PM, Inspire 9: Level 1, 41 Stewart Street, Richmond.

25 minute talks

  • Clare Sloggett -- Python for Bioinformatics.
    • Two different problems can be solved with Python: One is bioinformatics itself, ie analysis, using libraries like biopython. The other is pipelining: automating analyses on HPC clusters in a way that makes them manageable even when there are many files and the analysis keeps changing.
  • Lex Hider -- Salt: How to be truly lazy.
    • If you're too lazy to install, configure and run commands on your own servers: let Salt do it for you. Salt is an open source configuration management tool like Chef or Puppet but written in Python using ZeroMQ.

5 minute talks

  • Bianca Gibson - Linux Australia update
    • linux.conf.au early bird registrations are open
    • miniconf overview
    • Linux Australia grants program

Monday 2nd September 2013, 6PM, Inspire 9: Level 1, 41 Stewart Street, Richmond.

25 minute talks

  • Richard Jones -- Don't do this!
    • In which Richard will tell you about some things you should never (probably ever) do to or in Python. Warranties may be voided.
  • Ryan Kelly -- PyPy.js: towards a fast and compliant python shell for your browser

    • Ryan says: "This talk will highlight my experiments in porting PyPy to the web platform: the what, the how, and the why-on-earth-would-you-do-that."

5 minute talks

  • Lars Yencken -- Show and Tell: The Great Language Game

Monday 5th August 2013

45 minute talk

  • Highlights of PyCon AU 2013 -- Graeme, Richard, Tennessee, and anyone else who wants to contribute! (Please do...)

20 minute talk

  • Why and how to upgrade to Python 3.3 with the "future" module -- Ed Schofield

Monday 1st July 2013

45 minute talks

  • Python for big data analysis: Ed Schofield and Chris Boesch

15 minute talks

  • Managing Scientific Simulations with Redis-Queue: Andrew Walker

Monday 3rd June 2013

15 minute talks

  • Python one-liners: useful tools in a single line: Graeme Cross

Monday 6th May 2013

15 minute talks

  • Nose of Yeti: A rspec-like testing DSL exploiting Python codecs - Stephen Moore
  • Ansible: easy systems configuration and deployment with Python, yaml and ssh -- Javier Candeira
  • Python Packaging for Production: Deploying python programs on Debian - Michael Cooper

Monday 1st April 2013

No, it was Easter Monday and April Fool's Day, but MPUG didn't happen.

Monday 4th March 2013

5 minute talk

  • PyCon AU is coming - Everyone

  • Python loves Dropbox - Stewart Haines
  • How many ways are there to install a Python Package? - Andrew Walker

15 minute talks

  • Boo! Not Python but Almost. - Loki Davison


Monday 5th November 2012

15 Minute Talks

  • Hacking science with Ipython Notebook - Tennessee Leeuwenburg (sorry hardware fail on the arduino talk)
  • Infrastructure as a service with Python, apache-libcloud and Rackspace or AWS - Javier Candeira

Monday 1st October 2012

5 minute talks

  • What's New in Python 3.3 - Ryan

15 minute talks

Message Queueing from an MQ noob's perspective - Richard Jones

Monday 6th August 2012

5 minute talk

  • PyCon AU is coming - Richard

15 minute talks

  • A Grab Bag of Python Powered Computational Geometry Code - Andrew Walker & Daniel Cousens

Monday 2nd July 2012

5 minute talk

  • Blender game using python - Bianca Gibson

15 minute talks

  • Tutorial: Authorization and authentication with oauth and duct tape - Javier Candeira
  • Command line argument processing showdown: a battle between four different ways in the standard library and also some PyPI modules - Graeme Cross
  • Getting started with jython - will go through some examples, most probably using something with Swing, JDBC and if I have time to prepare, an EJB. - Chai Ang

Monday 4th June 2012

5 minute talk

  • Udacity and Coursera - Tennessee Leeuwenburg

15 minute talks

  • What's coming in Python 3.3 - Ed Schofield

Monday 7th May 2012

5 minute show-and-tell

  • gspread: Google Spreadsheets for humans - Javier Candeira
  • Co-working venues in Melbourne - Ed Schofield

45 minute talk

  • The Zen of Python - Richard Jones

Monday 2nd April 2012

15 minute talks

  • How not to repeat yourself in Django! - Brian May
  • PyCon US 2012 Roundup - Andrew Walker

10 minute talks

  • An intro to lists, sets and list comprehensions - Graeme Cross
  • The NASA International Space Apps Challenge - Pat Sunter

Monday 5th March 2012

5 minute talks

15 minute talks

  • Using Python and AI to win at Rock, Paper, Scissors [Lizard, Spock?]

Monday 6th February 2012

5 minute talks

  • Tackling Project Euler with Python - Andrew Walker
  • A Bit Of Cheese - Richard Jones

15 minute talks

  • Hello! Python - Anthony Briggs

Tuesday 10th January 2012

CANCELLED - First meetup of the new year: Tue 10th January, Mark Atwood Presenting

Unfortunately Mark Atwood has had to cancel his appearance due to travel problems. With most regulars still on holidays and limited response to a call for alternative presentations, this meeting has regrettably been cancelled.

"Platform as a Service" or PaaS is a popular buzz-word in Cloud Computing. But what does it mean, and how can you use it? OpenShift by Red Hat is a free-as-in-beer and soon to be free-as-in-speech PaaS platform that supports several open-source application server environments, including JavaEE6, Python, Ruby, PHP, and Perl. This demo will show you how to sign up for OpenShift, install and use the command-line tools to create an application, and how to use git to download, modify, and upload your own WSGI and Python applications. You can use your WSGI framework of choice, including Django, Flask, and Bottle.


Monday 5th December 2011

5 minute talks

  • parse() - Richard Jones

15 minute talks

  • behave - Benno Rice, with Richard heckling
  • Using AI and Python to do badly in competition rock-paper-scissors (and other cool things)

Inspire9 will be generously hosting this and subsequent meetings, and drinks will be generously provided by Python Charmers.

Monday 7th November 2011

5 minute talks

15 minute talks

  • Daehyok Shin - Python-based streamflow forecasting system at the BoM
  • Tennessee Leeuwenburg "Using Python and AI to do poorly in the Rock Paper Scissors competition"
  • Ed Schofield - cool developments in IPython

Monday 3rd October 2011

15 minute talks

  • Noon Silk - Python in LaTeX
  • PyPI availability and mirroring - Richard Jones

Monday 5th September 2011

15 minute talks

  • someone talked about Jenkins
  • Richard talked about PyWeek

Monday 1st August 2011

5 minute talks

  • the awesome PyCon AU schedule!

  • Graeme Cross: 5 useful resources for Python beginners (my PyCon AU lightning talk)

15 minute talks

  • Richard Jones: web micro framework battle preview (probably more like 30 minutes)

Monday 4th July 2011

5 minute talks

  • none

15 minute talks

  • Ryan Kelly: supervisord and django-supervisor
  • Ed Schofield: Lessons from PyCon APAC in Singapore (June)

Monday 6th June 2011

5 minute talks

  • Richard Jones: overload!

20 minute talks

  • Javier Candeira: Driving Gimp with Python: The Good, the Bad and the Beautiful

Monday 2nd May 2011

5 minute talks

  • Richard Jones: Porting to Python 3
  • Ryan Kelly: Django on DotCloud - from zero to deployed in five minutes

20 minute talks

  • Alec Clews: Introduction to Programming with Python.

I'd like to quickly shoot through an outline presentation/workshop I am giving at Linux Users Victoria Beginner's Workshop later in May, I am not a Python programmer but I'm presenting a 2-3 hour workshop for programming neophytes and currently I think Python is the language of choice.

Looking for feedback and suggestions on my approach.

Monday 4th April 2011

5 minute talks

  • Richard Jones: PyWeek number 12!

15 minute talks

  • Ryan Kelly: tnetstring, an experimental alternative to JSON

So, I started writing a benchmarking package... (Tennessee)

  • It uses decorators. Just @benchmark your unit tests
  • And I figured out how to make it installable (it wasn't hard)
  • And started hacking on a reporting/graphing module (still under development)
  • But it's probably rubbish, so I can take feedback

Monday 7th March 2011

5 minute talks

  • Pat Sunter: Introduction to PDF generation with ReportLab

  • Ed Schofield: Python coding sprint (tentatively scheduled for Saturday 16 April)

15 minute talks

  • Tony Forster: OLPC / Sugar. Sugar is the GUI of the One Laptop Per Child, wiki.sugarlabs.org it is largely written in Python
  • Richard Jones: what's new in Python 3.2
  • Graeme Cross: an introduction to decorators

Monday 31st January 2011

5 minute talks

  • python me
  • Ryan Kelly: dexml, a dead-simple object-xml mapper

15 minute talks

  • Ed Schofield: An introduction to IPython

Monday 6th December 2010

5 minute talks

  • Ed Schofield: Teaching Python

15 minute talks

  • Richard Jones: A Somewhat Rambling Talk About The Aweseomness Of Cython

Friday 5th November 2010

5 minute talks

  • Rory Hart: Using Fabric for deployment and server management
  • Graeme Cross: Python/C++ integration with PythonQt

  • Rasjid Wilcox: Frosted Python
  • Ed Schofield: How to promote Python
  • Anthony Briggs: Writing Hello Python!

Monday the 10th of May 2010

15 minute talks

  • using fabric/pip/virtualenv bootstrapping and deploying environments (Rory Hart)

5 minute talks

  • Load-balancing xmlrpclib/jsonrpclib for robust distributed applications (Andreux Fort)
  • using coverage.py in unit testing (Rory Hart)

Monday the 12th of April 2010

15 minute talks

  • Scientific computing with NumPy / SciPy / Matplotlib (Ed Schofield)

5 minute talks

  • filemov.py - a tool for relocating old files (Mike Dewhirst)

Source code including unit tests, (aged) test files and py2exe setup.py are at http://svn.pczen.com.au/repos/pysrc/gpl3/filemov - userid = public (no password). Drop me a line if you can contribute improvements and would like write access to the repo. Performance needs attention!

Monday the 1st of March 2010

15 minute talks

  • PyWeek - the why and the how (Richard Jones)

Monday the 1st of February 2010

Tuesday the 8th of December 2009

  • "promise" by Ryan Kelly (slides here: promise.odp)

  • Mozilla Raindrop and/or CouchDB by Mark Hammond

Tuesday the 10th of November

No talks.

Tuesday the 13th of October 2009

Tuesday the 8th of September 2009

  • Mike Dewhirst reviewing Pro Django
  • Richard Jones by request doing a short intro to context managers
  • Richard Jones isn't a lumberjack, but someone cool is...

Tuesday the 11th of August 2009

  • Martin Schweitzer "Primetime Wordfinding"... It's a rather novel algorithm that I (re)discovered(?)* for finding word matches when given a group of letters (eg. think of the puzzle in the age where you have a grid with 9 letters and have to find words). I then noticed that it had applications to other fields such as bioinformatics (which I won't go into in the talk [unless, of course, there is a particular interest]). It also has a very nice representation in Python - which I will mention.
  • Richard Jones ... a new cool thing I'm working on
  • Chris Miles "Intro to PSI (Python System Information)"


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