Author Archives: Graeme

October and November cycling & running events

I’ve been asked a few times, so here is the list of upcoming cycling and running events that I have entered.  Oct 19: Around the Bay in a Day: a 250km bike ride, counter-clockwise around Port Phillip Bay. This is a … Continue reading

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Notes from MPUG, Sep 2014

It may have been the first day of spring but it was a cold, wet night for the September Melbourne Python Users Group meeting. We had at least twenty five people attend for three talks. Thanks to Inspire 9 for … Continue reading

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7 sets Venn diagram

This is the most interesting Venn diagram I have come across recently: an interactive isomorphic diagram exploring colour combinations from mixing seven colours. Enjoy.  

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Notes from MPUG, August 2014

A strong line-up of speakers and the post-PyCon AU buzz meant that we had about 35 people at the August Melbourne Python Users Group meeting. There were five presentations for the night and here are my random notes. 1. Highlights … Continue reading

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Resources for creating the “What’s New” talks

The monthly Melbourne Python User Group meeting has a regular section covering “What’s new in Python”. Javier asked me what resources I use to compile “What’s new” when I present, so here is the list of resources I use. PyCoder’s … Continue reading

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Notes from MPUG, July 2014

We had over forty people brave the Melbourne winter to come to the July meeting, to hear Bernie Pope‘s brilliant talk on “Implementing Python in Haskell, twice!”. Most people sleep on trans-Pacific flights; Bernie is not one of those people: … Continue reading

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PyCon AU 2014 runs

For the last two PyCon AU conferences in Hobart, we informally organised morning runs before the conference day commences and had a lot of fun in the process. This year, in slightly warmer Brisbane, the runs will be happening again, … Continue reading

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Notes from MPUG, June 2014

We had over 30 people at the June MPUG meeting. Here (finally) are my notes… 1. “What’s new in Python” Lars Jencken gave a great update on what’s new in the Python ecosystem, and sent his notes to the list … Continue reading

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Melburn Roobaix 2014

This year’s Melburn Roobaix was certainly different! If you are not familiar with this Melbourne bike ride, it is a nine-year old tribute ride to the Paris Roubaix, in which riders find their way from Hawthorn velodrome to Brunswick velodrome, … Continue reading

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PyCon AU 2014 Science & Data miniconf – call for talk proposals is now open

The Science & Data miniconference organisers for PyCon AU 2014 are pleased to announce the call for proposals is now open! The Science & Data miniconf is a one day conference held on Friday, August 1, 2014 in Brisbane as … Continue reading

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