Tuesday, February 18, 2014

PYPTUG Meeting - February 24th

PYthon Piedmont Triad User Group meeting

Come join PYPTUG at out next meeting (February 24th 2014) 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.


Meeting 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.

Main talk:  

First Class: Functional Thinking with Generators and Decorators

by Blake Hyde

Presenter's bio: ""I am a Java and Ruby programmer at my current day job. I worked at Inmar, designing and implementing web services in Python, from the beginning of 2012 to March 2013. I've been using Python for personal projects and professionally since about 2002."

Abstract: "An introduction to first-class functions, how they relate to generators and decorators, and why you might want to use them."

Lightning talks!

After the talks, we will have some time for extemporaneous "lightning talks" of 5-10 minute duration. If you'd like to do one, some suggestions of talks were provided here, if you are looking for inspiration. Or talk about a project you are working on.


Monday, February 24th 2014
Meeting starts at 5:30PM


Wake Forest University, close to Polo Rd and University Parkway:

Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC 27109

 Map this

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."

Mailing List

Don't forget to sign up to our user group mailing list:


It is the only step required to become a PYPTUG member.

Meetup Group

In order to get a feel for how much pizza we'll need, we ask that you register your attendance to this meeting on meetup:


February Project Night

Winston Salem project night

This event is also on our meetup page:

This month it will be the 3rd Wednesday of the month.

That's the 19th of February.


3rd Wednesday of the month, 6pm
February 19th 2014 


The Variable
823 Reynolda Rd Ste B
Winston-Salem, NC 27104

As mentioned last month, this is not at our usual space, since Inmar (and eventually, the Winston Salem Project Night) will be moving downtown to the Innovation Quarters.


Do you have a project you want to show off? Or do you need a second set of eyes on your code? Would you like to hack on an open source project? Perhaps you need help getting a module on a specific platform? Don't have a project but would like to help others or to learn more Python?