Thursday, January 30, 2014

[Puerto Rico Python Interest Group] Map to the Puerto Rico Science and Technology Trust


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Posted By Blogger to Puerto Rico Python Interest Group at 1/30/2014 10:00:00 AM

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

[Puerto Rico Python Interest Group] February prPIG Meeting

Puerto Rico Python User Group Celebrates First Anniversary

One year ago the Puerto Rico Python Interest Group (prPIG) was founded on one purpose; to create a sustainable user community based on software development in Puerto Rico. On February 20, 2014 we will celebrate our first anniversary with an open format meeting with lightning talks from the community.

prPIG is looking for volunteers from the community that are willing to give a short introduction to their favorite Python library, some popular modules we'd like to see include: math, decimal, datetime, time, dateutil, re, sqlite, json, urllib2, pyquery, and sh. Suggestions are also welcome.

During their first year, the Puerto Rico Python user group hosted 18 events, and established an active community online. According to founder Kevin Shockey, “prPIG has successfully established an online network that is helping to sustain our software development user group in Puerto Rico. We've gained many new partners and collaborators in our first year. They have really helped us and we look forward to more collaborative opportunities.”

The February meeting of prPIG will be held at 7:00pm in 2nd Floor Conference Room, Puerto Rico Science, Research, & Technology Trust, Rd. 21, Río Piedras.

Note: prPIG is kindly sponsored by the Internet Society, through their Community Grant program. We are deeply grateful for all of the support we have received so far, it has been well beyond our wildest expectations.

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Posted By Blogger to Puerto Rico Python Interest Group at 1/28/2014 09:07:00 AM

Friday, January 10, 2014

[Puerto Rico Python Interest Group] More on the Python Software Foundation Code of Conduct.

I found this in the Python Software Foundation's explanation of the new Code of Conduct. I'm particularly interested in their(our) effort to grow a more diverse Python community. This section resonates with me:
"we can advance towards a more diverse representation, one that we see throughout the rest of the community being increasingly populated by women, students, and with the popularity of pocket-sized computers, children will soon be in the ranks." 
 I hope that prPIG can embrace that future...

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Posted By Blogger to Puerto Rico Python Interest Group at 1/10/2014 08:29:00 PM

[Puerto Rico Python Interest Group] Whose up for some 3D Printing?

Next prPIG meeting will feature +Pablo Tirado and his #MakerBot.

He'll share his experiences with 3dprinters and open up the printer to the community for some free printing.

So get your models ready, but don't forget to get your hands on some printing material.

 Filament can be purchased here: http://store.makerbot.com/filament

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Posted By Blogger to Puerto Rico Python Interest Group at 1/10/2014 04:19:00 PM

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

[Puerto Rico Python Interest Group] Python Software Foundation Code of Conduct

prPIG adopts PSF Code of Conduct

In accordance with the Python Software Foundation, when you're working with members of the community, we encourage you to follow the guidelines identified in the Code of Conduct. These guidelines, will hopefully steer our interactions and keep Python a positive, successful, and growing community.

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Posted By Blogger to Puerto Rico Python Interest Group at 1/07/2014 05:00:00 AM

Saturday, January 4, 2014

[Puerto Rico Python Interest Group] January 2014 Meeting CFP

On January 16, 2014 the Puerto Rico Python user group will kick-off the new year with our first
meeting.  We are looking for speakers who can share what they know about Python or related FLOSS topics.

The theme of the meeting will be tools.  We would especially like to see lightning talks that give new users an overview of the typical tools a user needs to get the most out of Python and free software.  

Sample tools include: IDLE, Eclipse, Python Tools for Visual Studio, GIT, IRC, Xen or other virtualization software, the GNU toolchain (GNU Make, GCC, Binutils, or GNU Autotools).

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Posted By Blogger to Puerto Rico Python Interest Group at 1/04/2014 03:21:00 PM