Author Archives: Graeme

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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Dirrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrty

All night it rained. We woke to even more rain, which wasn’t promising for a 90km offroad bike ride. We flipped a coin and decided that it was still worth heading north for the Dirty Gran Fondo ride. About 10km … Continue reading

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Notes from MPUG, May 2014

The May Melbourne Python User Group meeting had 25 people and three speakers. 1. Tim Richardson: An introduction to web2py Tim walked us through the web2py web framework. Along the way we learnt that Tim is a contributor to the … Continue reading

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The Odyssey 50km

The Giant Odyssey 50km mountain bike race was held in Forrest at the end of April. I survived. I enjoyed parts. I need lots of work on my handling skills. I didn’t crash, and the only injuries were to my … Continue reading

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(No) notes from MPUG, April 2014

I was overseas last month so missed the April MPUG meeting. For the record, here’s what happened: Ed Schofield spoke on “What’s New in Python”, which is now a regular feature in our meetings Adrian Higgins from Planet Innovation spoke … Continue reading

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