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DFW Pythoneers Meeting THIS Saturday

This Saturday we'll be holding our 4th Saturday meeting of the DFW Pythoneers,
at the usual location of Nerdbooks.com bookstore in Richardson. For
directions, visit the Nerdbooks.com website. We start at 2pm and run until
5pm, and then go out for a group dinner.

At this meeting one of our local members, Jeremy Dunck, will be giving us a
preview of a 60-minute advanced Django tutorial he is helping to give at OSCON
next month. The advanced material will cover the unicode branch, signals and
either stateful views or gis branch.

Since many of our members are not experienced with Django, Jeremy will present
a 45-minute introduction to Django first, which will cover URLConf, views,
models and perhaps middleware.

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By the way, I've been contacted by a developer at the Travelocity Dallas
office, who is looking for local Python developers with experience in Django
or Genshi. If you're interested, let me know and I can put you in touch.

---

And just to give a heads-up for July, our own Patrick R. Michaud has agreed to
give our group a presentation on the status of support for Python in the
virtual machine, Parrot, underlying Perl 6 and many other languages. For more
info, check out:

http://www.parrotcode.org

Patrick will present to us on the 2nd Saturday of July, the 14th. Patrick is
the author of PGE, the parrot/Perl6 Grammar engine and is also the Perl 6
compiler pumpking.

See you there!

Jeff Rush
DFW Pythoneers Organizer
Jun 20 '07 #1
9 1139
Just a tad arrogant, don't you think, to put a notice of some local
event on an international forum without saying where it is?

Jun 20 '07 #2
peter wrote:
Just a tad arrogant, don't you think, to put a notice of some local
event on an international forum without saying where it is?
It says right in the subject line! DFW. If you don't know what DFW
means, then it's probably not your local area.
--
Michael Hoffman
Jun 20 '07 #3
It says right in the subject line! DFW. If you don't know what DFW
means, then it's probably not your local area.
Precisely
Jun 20 '07 #4
peter wrote:
>It says right in the subject line! DFW. If you don't know what DFW
means, then it's probably not your local area.

Precisely
Precisely what? You complained that the OP didn't provide the location
of the event, which he did.

You also resorted to needless name-calling as a result of your mistake,
which I don't think enhances the usefulness of this forum. What exactly
are you trying to achieve?
--
Michael Hoffman
Jun 20 '07 #5
Precisely what? You complained that the OP didn't provide the location
of the event, which he did.
Well, where is DFW?
Jun 20 '07 #6
Joe Riopel wrote:
>Precisely what? You complained that the OP didn't provide the location
of the event, which he did.

Well, where is DFW?
Google, first hit:

The Dallas Ft. Worth Pythoneers

They even have their own website. So - what's the fuss about? The BayPIGgies
also announce their meetings here. I don't mind, even though Berlin is
about 10-12 hours away on a jet-plane.

diez
Jun 20 '07 #7
In article <5d*************@mid.uni-berlin.de>,
Diez B. Roggisch <de***@nospam.web.dewrote:
>Joe Riopel wrote:
>>Precisely what? You complained that the OP didn't provide the location
of the event, which he did.

Well, where is DFW?

Google, first hit:

The Dallas Ft. Worth Pythoneers

They even have their own website. So - what's the fuss about? The BayPIGgies
also announce their meetings here. I don't mind, even though Berlin is
about 10-12 hours away on a jet-plane.
Jun 20 '07 #8
Short answer:
DFW = Dallas-Fort Worth

Longer answer:
I'm not pointing fingers or making opinions, I just wanted to point out
that after reading Jeff's original email (in its entirity), I found:

Jeff wrote:
<snip>
at the usual location of Nerdbooks.com bookstore in Richardson. For
</snip>
So, after looking at Nerdbooks.com, they're in Richardson, TX.
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=e...+richardson,+t
x&sll=37.0625,-95.677071&sspn=31.371289,59.765625&ie=UTF8&ll=32.8 76127,-
96.792297&spn=0.259504,0.466919&z=11&om=1

<snip>
By the way, I've been contacted by a developer at the Travelocity
Dallas
office, who is looking for local Python developers with experience in
Django
or Genshi. If you're interested, let me know and I can put you in
touch.
</snip>
Otherwise, after reading to this point in his email (and not knowing
what DFW was), I'd guess that they're near Dallas.
-----Original Message-----
Subject: Re: DFW Pythoneers Meeting THIS Saturday
Precisely what? You complained that the OP didn't provide
the location
of the event, which he did.

Well, where is DFW?
--
Jun 20 '07 #9
OK. Not my intention to start a flame war, but as DFW did not mean a
thing to me (other than being my late father in law's initials) I was
a bit peeved about the assumption that everybody would understand it.
I think posts which are essentially local should make this clear to
all in the title.

I hope the meeting goes well.

Jun 21 '07 #10

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