wiki:Meeting20130115

Hack Night

This is the second CTPUG hack night. It's an opportunity for all those in Cape Town to gather and work on things together. If you're a newcomer looking to learn Python, there'll be experienced Pythonistas on hand to answer questions and give guidance -- we have some (really) simple exercises to get you started. If you're an old hand, come along and show people what you're working on. Gather ideas -- and maybe helpers -- and share your thoughts and experiences with others.

Schedule

18:30 Arrive and set up
19:00 Introductions
19:30 Work on projects
23:00 Close up

Bring

  • A laptop (or let us know beforehand and we'll make a plan)

Things we'll have at the venue

  • Wifi
  • Tutors to help newcomers
  • Beer and coffee

Projects for newcomers

  • Installing Python
  • Choosing an editor / IDE
  • Structuring a first Python project
  • Basics of the Python language

See OpenHatch's Getting started with Python and Python tutorial for details.

Projects for those familiar with Python

At the first hack night we were asked to suggest some projects for people who are already familiar with Python so we're working on finding a few of those. If you have a project you'd like help on, please bring it along!

Project ideas:

  • Writing unit tests in Python
  • Packaging Python projects
  • Using cffi to wrap C libraries
  • Porting projects to Python 3

Next hack night

On 26th February 2013.

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