Monthly Archives: August 2012

Seriously? Grosse Point Blank?

There is a wonderful shop-front window in Brunswick St, North Fitzroy that displays people’s contributions, slipped under the door, on various themes. The current theme, “Top five anything”, has been running for a while and now has dozens of lists:

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PyCon AU 2012 sprints

The last two days of PyCon AU were devoted to sprints. There were active sprints for CPython, Django, Zookeepr, Requests, Persona, and various other projects. There were about seventy people on the Monday, and forty on the Tuesday. Chris N … Continue reading

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PyCon AU 2012 highlights

PyCon AU 2012 was held this last weekend (Aug 18 – 19) in beautiful Hobart. Here are some of my highlights… There were two great keynotes by Mark Ramm and Kenneth Reitz. The biggest problem of PyCon AU? Too many … Continue reading

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CodeWars at PyCon AU 2012

PyCon AU started this year with CodeWars on the Friday night. The elimination round saw teams starting with a link to an EXE file that led to a puzzle of missing prime numbers. The first four teams with the correct … Continue reading

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PyCon Australia 2012 – tutorial #2 notes

The second of my PyCon AU 2012 conference tutorials is entitled Processing data with Python, using standard library modules you (probably) never knew about. Here are the tutorial notes and the

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PyCon Australia 2012 – tutorial #1 notes

I am giving two tutorials at PyCon AU 2012 this weekend. The first tutorial is titled How to write a well-behaved Python command line application. Here are the tutorial notes and the source code (as a ZIP archive).

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Notes from MPUG, August 2012

These are my notes from the August 2012 Melbourne Python Users Group meeting at Inspire 9. Andrew Walker (DSTO), Daniel Cousens (Swinburne) – “A grab bag of Pythonic computational geometry code” Andrew and Daniel gave a tag-team test run of … Continue reading

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Mudbath of the month

The second of the Salomon trail running series was held last Sunday at Plenty Gorge. When Richard (the master home brewer) announced that his 50th birthday party was going to be on the night before, it was always going to … Continue reading

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