Chris Calloway | 7 Jun 07:16 2011
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Seattle PyCamp 2011

University of Washington Marketing and the Seattle Plone Gathering host 
the inaugural Seattle PyCamp 2011 at The Paul G. Allen Center for 
Computer Science & Engineering on Monday, August 29 through Friday, 
September 2, 2011.

Register today at http://trizpug.org/boot-camp/seapy11/

For beginners, this ultra-low-cost Python Boot Camp makes you productive 
so you can get your work done quickly. PyCamp emphasizes the features 
which make Python a simpler and more efficient language. Following along 
with example Python PushUps™ speeds your learning process. Become a 
self-sufficient Python developer in just five days at PyCamp! PyCamp is 
conducted on the campus of the University of Washington in a state of 
the art high technology classroom.

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Chris Calloway http://nccoos.org/Members/cbc
office: 3313 Venable Hall   phone: (919) 599-3530
mail: Campus Box #3300, UNC-CH, Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Chris Calloway | 20 Jun 18:01 2011
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TriZPUG June 2011 Meeting: Call For Talks

Thanks to Mike Revior, this week's TriZPUG meeting will be back at our 
Duke University North Pavillion location:

http://trizpug.org/Members/mrevoir/jun-11-mtg

Call shotgun on the meeting topic now. Show us your stuff!

Thanks for Brian Jinwright for showing off his Pooter WSGI framework at 
the last meeting and for getting the meeting video ball rolling. (Hm, 
I'm picturing the video ball rolling as kind of like the opening credits 
of The Prisoner.)

Just an FYI, I may or may not be at this meeting, depending on how 
frantic I am with last minute PyCamp logistics. (We're at that stage 
where the PyCampers are realizing they need to install Python before 
class and are asking questions via email about things like how to set 
their Windows 7 environment variables. Pray for me.) I think y'all have 
demonstrated you know have to have a meeting on your own. :)

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Sincerely,

Chris Calloway http://nccoos.org/Members/cbc
office: 3313 Venable Hall   phone: (919) 599-3530
mail: Campus Box #3300, UNC-CH, Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Chris Calloway | 21 Jun 18:49 2011
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New PyCamp Release

There's a new edition of the PyCamp materials posted:

online:       http://trizpug.org/Members/cbc/wyntkap/
ZIP download: http://trizpug.org/Members/cbc/wyntkap.zip
TGZ download: http://trizpug.org/Members/cbc/wyntkap.tgz

Two more releases are due this year, one after the conclusion of each 
scheduled PyCamp and corrections/suggestions have been incorporated.

If you came to a PyCamp at UNC, these materials are almost 100% revised 
since you have seen them.

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Sincerely,

Chris Calloway http://nccoos.org/Members/cbc
office: 3313 Venable Hall   phone: (919) 599-3530
mail: Campus Box #3300, UNC-CH, Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Chris Calloway | 23 Jun 23:12 2011
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Ziade on Packaging

http://www.aosabook.org/en/packaging.html

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Sincerely,

Chris Calloway http://nccoos.org/Members/cbc
office: 3313 Venable Hall   phone: (919) 599-3530
mail: Campus Box #3300, UNC-CH, Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Brian Curtin | 29 Jun 05:31 2011
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Python User Group International Survey

The PSF is happy to launch today an international survey of Python user
group organizers to help it better serve the large and ever-expanding
international Python user community.

The survey contains questions on user group organization, events,
demographics, and growth. There are some questions with numerical
answers, and while your best guess is fine, you may find it helpful to
gather some statistics on your user group membership before starting
the survey (example statistics include the number of active members
and the size and topics for recent user group events).

We expect this survey to take around 30 minutes to complete. We
appreciate your time and honesty in answering these questions.

The PSF blog post announcing the survey:
http://pyfound.blogspot.com/2011/06/tell-us-about-your-user-group.html

The survey was written by Jessica McKellar (http://jesstess.com),
organizer for the Boston Python Meetup
(http://meetup.bostonpython.com), and Jesse Noller
(http://jessenoller.com/), PSF board member and PyCon chair with input
and feedback from survey specialists and others.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BWLG8SZ

The survey was pretested with a handful of user group organizers, and
their answers were phenomenal. Organizers have tons to say about these
topics, and we hope to get a lot of great, actionable data for
strengthening the relationship between the PSF and Python user groups
out of this effort.

Outreach, education, diversity and community building are critical for
Python as a community, and the Foundation - this data should greatly
assist in our targeting our resources and furthering the mission of
the Foundation in all ways.

Thank you

The Python Software Foundation
Jessica McKellar
Jesse Noller
<div><span class="Apple-style-span">The PSF is happy to launch today an international survey of Python user<br>group organizers to help it better serve the large and ever-expanding<br>
international Python user community.<br><br>The survey contains questions on user group organization, events,<br>demographics, and growth. There are some questions with numerical<br>answers, and while your best guess is fine, you may find it helpful to<br>
gather some statistics on your user group membership before starting<br>the survey (example statistics include the number of active members<br>and the size and topics for recent user group events).<br><br>We expect this survey to take around 30 minutes to complete. We<br>
appreciate your time and honesty in answering these questions.<br><br>The PSF blog post announcing the survey:<br><a href="http://pyfound.blogspot.com/2011/06/tell-us-about-your-user-group.html" target="_blank">http://pyfound.blogspot.com/2011/06/tell-us-about-your-user-group.html</a><br><br>The survey was written by Jessica McKellar (<a href="http://jesstess.com/" target="_blank">http://jesstess.com</a>),<br>organizer for the Boston Python Meetup<br>(<a href="http://meetup.bostonpython.com/" target="_blank">http://meetup.bostonpython.com</a>), and Jesse Noller<br>
(<a href="http://jessenoller.com/" target="_blank">http://jessenoller.com/</a>), PSF board member and PyCon chair with input<br>and feedback from survey specialists and others.<br><br><a href="https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BWLG8SZ" target="_blank">https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BWLG8SZ</a><br><br>The survey was pretested with a handful of user group organizers, and<br>their answers were phenomenal. Organizers have tons to say about these<br>topics, and we hope to get a lot of great, actionable data for<br>strengthening the relationship between the PSF and Python user groups<br>
out of this effort.<br><br>Outreach, education, diversity and community building are critical for<br>Python as a community, and the Foundation - this data should greatly<br>assist in our targeting our resources and furthering the mission of<br>
the Foundation in all ways.<br><br>Thank you<br><br>The Python Software Foundation<br>Jessica McKellar<br>Jesse Noller</span></div>
Joseph S. Tate | 1 Jul 17:45 2011
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[JOB] Pylons/Pyramid Expert

This job opportunity fell on my lap, but I can't take on any more work
right now.  If you're interested, shoot me a note and I'll get you in
touch with the recruiter.

Joseph

*** Job Description ***

We are seeking expert level Python developers with strong
LAMP based web site/ web services development experience.
Candidates should have experience with high performance,
object oriented, database driven applications.
Knowledge of the various modern frameworks is helpful.
Work would be contract based (4-6 months)
with opportunity to advance to full time position.

The product is well into alpha development and we need to expand

our development team to rapidly move to full production. This is an

exciting product with lots of interesting technology and fun development

challenges for a motivated and talented developer.

Required Skills:

* Python
* MySQL
* Pyramid/Pylons
* SqlAlchemy/SqlObject
* WSGI/ Apache
* XHTML/ Javascript/ CSS
* Subversion
* Experience with the Amazon Cloud architecture
* Ability to work remotely and in a team

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Joseph Tate
Personal e-mail: jtate AT dragonstrider DOT com
Web: http://www.dragonstrider.com

Gmane