PYthon Piedmont Triad User Group meeting
Come join PYPTUG at out next meeting (September 30th 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: I'm on the clockby Francois Dion
Why did the White Rabbit have a pocket watch? Why do computers have a clock? Does a clock always tell the time? Scheduling is an important aspect of computing and is tied to a concept of time and timekeeping, at least on a relative scale. It is used during the boot process of a computer, and throughout the day to get updates, notifications, and many many other things.
If you are running your Python code more than once by hand, you'll benefit from learning about your options when it comes to automating processes. Not only using the built in tools of the operating system (such as Unix and Linux crontab) but how Python provides you with the helpers you need to get your job done, in time. No White Rabbits involved.
As always, bring your laptop if you want to try some of this out during the presentation.
WhenMonday, September 30th 2013
Meeting starts at 5:30PM
WhereWe continue to have the meetings at Wake Forest University, close to Polo Rd and University Parkway:
Manchester HallWake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC 27109
room: Manchester 241
room: Manchester 241
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:
"Visitors can park in any general parking lot on campus. Visitors should avoid reserved spaces, faculty/staff lots, fire lanes or other restricted area on campus. Frequent visitors should contact Parking and Transportation to register for a parking permit."
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