Triangle Python Users Group: TriPython (formerly TriZPUG)
What TriPython Does:
Next TriPython Meeting: import minecraft and Little Juke, Thursday, May 23, 7:00pm at WebAssign, NCSU Centennial Campus, 1791 Varsity Drive, Suite 200, Raleigh. Kurt Grandis, Director of Technology for Pruvop, will present using Python to script Minecraft on the Raspberry Pi with mcpipy. Chris Rossi will show off the jukebox device he made for kids with Raspberry Pi. Extemporaneous "lightning talks" of 5-10 minute duration and don't need to be pre-announced. Plenty of free after hours parking is available in the upper level of the deck behind WebAssign (turn through the median just before the intersection of Varsity and Main Campus Drives). If the door is locked, call the number listed here. An after-meeting location for food and beverage will be decided at the meeting.
Next TriPython Raleigh Project Night: Tuesday, June 4, 6pm at WebAssign, NCSU Centennial Campus, 1791 Varsity Drive, Suite 200, Raleigh. Raleigh Project Night meets on first Tuesdays. Have a project you want to show off, share, seek help with, or just get some work done surrounded my like minded Python lovers? Join us for our monthly project night and do just that! Don't have something to work on? Just need some help with Python? Show up and enjoy the energy, sprint on an open source project, find something interesting to contribute to or be inspired by! The setting is informal and there is no schedule, so don't worry if you show up past the start time. Whether you are a Python newbie needing help or have an open source project you want to share, come hang out and hack. Plenty of free after hours parking is available in the upper level of the deck behind WebAssign (turn through the median just before the intersection of Varsity and Main Campus Drives). If the door is locked, call the number listed hereK.
Next TriPython Carrboro Project Night: Wednesday, June 12, 6pm at Caktus Consulting Group, 209 Lloyd St., Suite 110, Carrboro. Have a project you want to show off, share, seek help with, or just get some work done surrounded my like minded Python lovers? Join us for our monthly project night and do just that! Don't have something to work on? Just need some help with Python? Show up and enjoy the energy, sprint on an open source project, find something interesting to contribute to or be inspired by! The setting is informal and there is no schedule, so don't worry if you show up past the start time.
Join our suitably Python-powered mailing list hosted on Python.org to be notified of TriPython happenings and ongoing discussions. The list is also mirrored on the wonderful Gmane service in a variety of formats (news, RSS, blog, etc.).
TriPython members' blogs are aggregated at Planet TriPython. If you a) participate in TriPython, b) have a blog that is at least sometimes about Python, and c) would like your blog aggregated on Planet TriPython, then please send your blog feed's URL to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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TriPython members organized the inaugural Python Conference of the Carolinas. The two day conference spanned two tracks of Python presentations. Plans are now underway for a second PyCarolinas conference for the weekend of October 19-20, 2013.
TriPython members at Caktus Consulting Group presented their second Django Bootcamp on Saturday January 12 and Sunday January 13, 2013. This event was a two day beginners' course for learning the basics of building a Django web application. Designed for developers with basic programming experience, this course provided the essentials needed to build and develop a simple Django application in a hands-on and interactive setting. The training focused on the construction of a crossword drill application to illustrate Django’s architecture and ecosystem.
TriPython developed the highly successful PyCamp boot camp program for Python user group outreach, now in its seventh year. Along the way we've taken PyCamp to Seattle, Budapest, Toronto, Los Angeles, Houston, Penn State and Washington DC. PyCamp will be the official Python training program for PyOhio 2013 on the campus of Ohio State University, July 22-28, 2013.
TriPython hosted the first large-scale Zope community event in the western hemisphere with participation from five continents.
Over 1000 people on six continents have been to TriPython boot camps!
To keep informed about future TriPython PyCamps community events, subscribe to the TriPython email list..
The TriPython logo was contributed by Jim Allman. The TriZPUG logo was contributed by Ben Best and Rob Lineberger. The Camp 5, PyCamp and 2006 Plone Bootcamp 2 logos were contributed by Rob Lineberger and the Carolina Cardiovascular Biology Center. The 2005 Plone Bootcamp 1 logo was contributed by Jim Allman (Interrobang Digital Media) and Tom Bryan. TriPython was co-founded by Tom Bryan and Geoff Davis. Our WebAssign facilitator is Steve Gambino. Our NCSU facilitators are Chris Fox and Alex Kesling. Our Duke facilitators are Mike Revoir and Ben Donnelly. Our Durham SplatSpace facilitators are Mark Corzine and Justis Peters. Our Carrboro facilitators are Calvin Spealman, Caleb Smith, Mark Lavin, Tobias McNulty, and Colin Copeland. TriPython.org is hosted by Chris Calloway, our UNC facilitator. Nathan Rice is also a UNC facilitator. The TriPython email list is hosted by Python.org and administered by Chris Calloway and Mark Biggers. The TriPython IRC channel is operated by Chris Calloway, Mark Biggers, and Brad Crittenden. For the first six years of TriPython's existence, the TriPython email list was hosted by Starship Python and administered by Tom Bryan. The PyCarolinas 2012 Conference was organized by Calvin Spealman with Kurt Grandis, Chris Calloway, Rebecca Lovewell, and Andrew Thompson. TriPython owes a great debt to many volunteers too numerous to list here. Special thanks to Josh Johnson, Casey Emerson, Dave Powell, Veda Williams, Robert Petrusz, Paul Smith, Alex Ray, Stephan Altmueller, Thomas Wilson, Sean Semone, Frank DiMauro, Charlie Hitlin, Walter Martin, Edmund Moseley, Carol Ludwig, Steve Corey, Hiawatha Demby, Kevin Morgan, Cheryl Jerozal, Scott Morningstar, Mali Ozbay, Josten Ma, Steven Butterworth, Michael Miller, Cris Ewing, Andy McKay, Philipp Von Weitershausen, Whit Morriss, Jacqueline Arasi, Chris McDonough, Tres Seaver, and especially Joel Burton.