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(No) notes from MPUG, November 2013

There are no notes for November, as I was bike touring in north-east Victoria over the Cup Day long weekend, so missed the November MPUG meeting. For the record, there were two talks at the November meeting: Lars Yencken gave … Continue reading

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Notes from MPUG, October 2013

Finally, here are my notes from the Melbourne Python User Group meeting in October. We had over twenty people and three speakers. Claire Sloggett, a bioinformatician at the VLSCI, gave a great introduction to Python for Genomics, starting with the … Continue reading

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Python 3 porting sprint

If you are in Melbourne next Monday, Ed Schofield is organising a Python 3 porting sprint. The details: Python Charmers is hosting a Python 3 porting sprint on Monday 28 October from 6pm to 9pm. Come and learn how to … Continue reading

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Notes from MPUG, September 2013

The Melbourne Python Users Group had about 25 people turn up to the September meeting to hear three great talks. Richard Jones gave a reprise of his PyCon AU 2013 talk: “Don’t do this”. If you haven’t seen the talk, … Continue reading

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Notes from MPUG, August 2013

We had another great turn out for this month’s Melbourne Python Users Group meeting at Inspire 9. Richard Jones, Javier Candeira and I spoke about our highlights of PyCon AU 2013. Ed Schofield spoke on “The future”, with Python 2 … Continue reading

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Highlights of PyCon AU 2013

One day of miniconf, two days of conference, two talks and two days of sprints later and I am exhausted! Some of the highlights for me, in no particular order: The Django core developer panel discussion at the DjangoCon AU … Continue reading

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PyCon AU 2013 running update

Following up from an earlier post, we’ve had three runs so far at PyCon AU. Saturday morning’s forecast was 4°C, 50km/hr winds, hailstorms and snow down to 200 metres. Fortunately, we managed to miss the wild weather and had a … Continue reading

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My slides from PyCon AU 2013

Here are the slides (PDF) and demo code (ZIP archive) from my PyCon AU talk “Modules 101: how to avoid spaghetti, big balls of mud and houses of straw!” yesterday. And here are the slides from my lightning talk on … Continue reading

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PyCon AU 2013, day 0

PyCon Au 2013 started yesterday with miniconferences for Django and OpenStack and snow on Mt Wellington. The DjangoCon AU miniconference had a capacity audience and an excellent set of presentations, with keynotes from Alex Gaynor and Dylan Jay. The opening … Continue reading

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Notes from MPUG, July 2013

23 people braved a winter’s night on Monday for the June meeting of the Melbourne Python User Group, which had four talks, including some PyCon AU previews later this week. Andrew Walker previewed part of his PyCon AU talk on … Continue reading

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