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Python user group in Portland, OR?

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I've been visiting Portland, OR on a multi-week client project, and am
wondering if there are any local Python or Zope programmers in the
Portland area.

I am only going to be here for a couple more weeks, and the client is
getting nervous about whether there are any Python/Zope programmers in
the local area, because they are thinking seriously of hiring internal
staff to manage their app. They have a fairly large web app that uses
Zope 2/FIVE and a couple of significant wxPython apps, along with a
Linux server running PostgreSQL as well as a lot of other moving parts
managed by Python scripts. I have enjoyed working on this project,
but cannot stay indefinitely.

I've tried to assure them that Python is widely used, and that they
should have no difficulty finding local support in a city like
Portland. Anybody out there? Even if you're not looking for work, I'd
enjoy meeting local Pythonistas while I'm in Portland, since I am
missing the Dallas user group meetings I normally attend.

Thanks!

May 1 '07 #1
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Python.org lists PORPIG (PORtland Python Intrest Group) but the site
that it points to no longer seems to represent that. Also, when I
looked into going to a meeting a while back, the last one listed was
some time in 2004. I will put this out there though, if someone wants
to start a PIG back up for Portland I would certainly be interested. I
am at least one Python developer living in the Portland area. The web
contains evidence of others as well. In general there is a fairly
large software development presence in Portland, especially around
Open Source.

May 1 '07 #2

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On May 1, 5:09 pm, Matimus <mccre...@gmail.comwrote:
Python.org lists PORPIG (PORtland Python Intrest Group) but the site
that it points to no longer seems to represent that. Also, when I
looked into going to a meeting a while back, the last one listed was
some time in 2004. I will put this out there though, if someone wants
to start a PIG back up for Portland I would certainly be interested. I
am at least one Python developer living in the Portland area. The web
contains evidence of others as well. In general there is a fairly
large software development presence in Portland, especially around
Open Source.
Thanks for the response. If there is not an active local user group,
maybe
it would be a good idea to start one. It can be a lot of fun and
professionally
rewarding, and a city like Portland is a great environment due to
all the free public spaces for congregating.

I would be happy to meet with you and any other Portland Python
programmers to talk about ideas for organizing a user group.
There is also some good discussion about it on the Python Advocacy
the mailing list, because PSF has begun an effort to foster and
promote
user groups.

Sometime next week might be a good time for a meeting during
a weekday evening at a dinner place in the main city center area
of Portland. Maybe by then there would be enough time to find others
and invite them to join us.

I can be contacted via e-mail using "brad" + ampersand + "allendev."
+ "com"
May 2 '07 #3

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It looks like there are a lot of folks in the Portland area at
meetup.com who have expressed an interest in a meetup group. In hopes
of attracting those, I went ahead and shelled out the bucks to start a
meetup site for a Portland Python user group:

http://python.meetup.com/183/


May 2 '07 #4

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bradallen wrote:
I would be happy to meet with you and any other Portland Python
programmers to talk about ideas for organizing a user group.
There is also some good discussion about it on the Python Advocacy
the mailing list, because PSF has begun an effort to foster and
promote
user groups.
I don't use Ruby, but I read the blog of a dude in Portland who went to
the Ruby user group. He said that the programmers there spent as much
time talking about Python and Perl as they did about Ruby, so you might
be interested in that.

Ben
May 3 '07 #5

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