Monday, June 23, 2014

PYPTUG Meeting - June 30th

PYthon Piedmont Triad User Group meeting

Come join PYPTUG at out next meeting (June 30th 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.

Finally, the main part of the meeting will be a workshop. Not Python specific, but about creative problem solving, it should be of interest to many people.

Demystifying MacGyver:

Creative Problem Solving with a Mullet

Demystifying MacGyver is brand new workshop designed and instructed by Evan Booth, creator of Terminal Cornucopia. The mission of Demystifying MacGyver is threefold:
  1. Equip attendees by covering the theoretical and practical fundamentals of creative problem solving
  2. Inspire attendees with real-world examples
  3. Engage attendees with hands-on exercises

Who would benefit from Demystifying MacGyver?

Regardless of the industry, one's ability to successfully apply unorthodox thinking to solve problems is the fuel that powers progress and innovation.


Monday, June 30th 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 food we'll need, we ask that you register your attendance to this meeting on meetup:

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

June Project Night

Winston Salem project night

This event is also on our meetup page:

  As always, it will be the 3rd Wednesday of the month. That's the 18th of June at 6pm.



3rd Wednesday of the month, 6pm
June 18 2014 



635 Vine St,
Room 1130H "Dash"
Winston-Salem, NC

This will be at the new Inmar building in downtown Winston Salem, in the Wake Forest 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?

Don Jennings will take charge of a new feature of our monthly project nights:
 The Newbie Corner

Francois Dion will be putting the finishing touch on a project he'll be presenting at South East Linux Fest (SELF) 2014. According to the final schedule, his presentation will be on Friday the 20th at 4PM

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

The "DASH"

In Winston...

When somebody says the word "dash" in Winston Salem, they are probably referencing the local MILB baseball team, the "Dash" (@WSDashBaseball)


You are a member of PYPTUG. Our Winston Salem, NC project nights are held in the innovation quarter, downtown Winston Salem, at the Inmar building on Vine St, in the "Dash" meeting room.

Please come in

Our next project night will be on Wednesday June 18th at 6PM.

BTW, if you are searching for 635 Vine St, you'll get to the right place, but if you search for Inmar, 635 Vine St, you'll end up on Pilgrim Ct, Inmar's old building...

And, Google hasn't driven past the new building in a long time, so if you use street view, you'll see how the old Reynolds building looked before a complete remodel.