PYthon Piedmont Triad User Group meeting
Come join PYPTUG at out next meeting (August 26nd 2013) to learn more about the Python programming language, modules and tools. Python is the perfect language to learn if you've never programmed before, and at the other end, it is also the perfect tool that no expert would do without.
WhatMeeting will start at 5:30pm.
We will open on an Intro to PYPTUG and on how to get started with Python, PYPTUG activities and members projects, then on to News from the community. After that, on to our main talk. This month we are adding a hands on session. You can watch the screen, or even better, fire up your laptop and try it out.
Main talk: The Awkward Squadby Brendan Younger
The awkward squad: How to design coherent, distributed, long-running systems without putting in the huge amount of effort currently required for testing and debugging, especially in a distributed environment with the attendant failure modes and delays.
In Brendan's words: "It's mostly an excuse to get other people excited about some of the stuff I've picked up trawling the programming sub-Reddit.".
Hands on Python: From Java to Burmaby Francois Dion
Getters and setters are an engrained pattern for the islanders of Java, C++ and some other islanders. Naturally, as these islanders travel to Myanmar and encounter The Python (well, yes, we do know that Python is from that TV show, and not the reptile, be it a Burmese or other kind), they continue these ancient customs.
In this hands on session, we will show you how to keep it simple and we will get deep into attributes, properties, descriptors and have fun with them.
- A slice of Py by Don Jennings
WhenMonday, August 26th 2013
Meeting starts at 5:30PM
WhereWe continue to have the meetings at Wake Forest University, close to Polo Rd and University Parkway:
Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC 27109
See also this campus map (PDF) and also the Parking Map (PDF) (Manchester hall is #20A on the parking map)
And speaking of parking: Parking after 5pm is on a first-come, first-serve basis. The official parking policy is:
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