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May 13, 2005

May Sydney Python Meetup

Last night's meetup was another cracker, thanks for organising it Alan.

We started with a discussion of how to replace, as no one was keen to pay the subscription fee. We settled on announcing the meetings on, establishing our own mailing list and an intention to set up a web presence. Sorted.

Then Alan gave a demonstration of how to develop web applications using CherryPy, SQLObject and Cheetah. As per previous meetings the room was split between those who said "but you could do all of this in Zope and Plone with APE" and those who said "we could, but we don't want to".

There was also a little discussion of the Python Challenge and I managed to successfully solve a problem during the meeting. I'm now only about five steps behind everyone else. I shall apply myself diligently to the task over the weekend though. By the time of the next meeting in July I may even have solved one or two more.

Posted by Andy Todd at May 13, 2005 12:32 PM


Glad to hear it's all going well up there.

What's wrong with the python-au list? If you stayed on there, at least you might encourage people in other cities (ie. me ;) to organise gatherings...

Posted by: Richard Jones on May 14, 2005 10:43 AM

I was more than happy to stick with Python-au Richard. But it was the consensus of the meeting that all of the Sydney centric talk that would result from using it to co-ordinate our activities would put people from other parts of the country off.

So we created our own list for inane chatter. But we will still announce meetings on python-au.

Posted by: Andy Todd on May 14, 2005 02:16 PM