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My gosh, it has gotten cold in Canberra!

Sorry - doesn't look like we have a presenter lined up this week. Please let me know if you are interested in presenting next month (August 7th) send me an email!

Quick Note:
pycon.au registrations are now open (1-5 August, Brisbane):
http://2014.pycon-au.org/
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Nah I don't think so - hopefully next month!
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Slides from last nights meeting - Johns ipython notebook is linked in to the slides.

http://www.lesmills.com.au/presentations/jenkins-ci-cpug-presentation/index.html#/

Thanks to +Michael Still for his lightning talk on Gerrit and Openstack - very cool!

I found this tutorial useful for learning the webdriver python bindings http://selenium-python.readthedocs.org/en/latest/getting-started.html
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Gavin Jackson
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http://codekata.com/

A suggestion was made last week to have a sample programming exercise prior to our regular CPUG meeting. We can then discuss for ten minutes or so the problem, and some of our solutions. I remembered this site called CodeKata - I suggest we start with the first exercise (01 - note that this one is a thought exercise, not a programming one ... yet).

Look forward to seeing what people think next meeting (Thursday 5th June).

http://codekata.com/kata/kata01-supermarket-pricing/
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Hi guys, after having a chat to a few members last night, I would like to propose a "theme" for the next six months of talks. If you are interested in presenting at one of these themed meetings, let me know - once we have enough content a theme will bubble to the surface (so there isn't a strict order per se.

June - Theme: Continuous Integration
We are currently after speakers who have set up/extended FOSS CI tools for use in their python projects (Jenkins, Hudson, CruiseControl, Buildbot).

July - Theme: Database Integration

August - Theme: Scientific Computing

September - Theme: Embedded Python

October - Theme: Web Development

November - Theme: Geospatial Development with Python

December - Theme: Lightning Talks

January - Christmas Break

February - Theme: Security/Computer/Network Forensics

March - Theme: Graphics

April - Theme: Testing

May - Theme: Migrating to Python 3

Please let me know what you think, are there additional themes you would like included?
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PyCon Australia 2014's Call for Proposals closes this week!

This week marks your last opportunity to submit proposals to present at PyCon Australia 2014, the national conference for the Python programming community, to be held on August 2 and 3 in Brisbane, Queensland.
 
The deadline for proposal submission is Friday April 25, 2014, and more information can be found at http://pycon-au.org/cfp  
PyCon Australia is an excellent opportunity to share experience and knowledge with like-minded Python developers from all walks of life -- we attract professional developers from industry, government, science and education, along with enthusiast and student developers. Presentations can be targeted at all skill levels, on any topic related to Python programming.
 
This year, DjangoCon AU returns under the PyCon Australia umbrella, it'll run on Friday 1 August, before the main conference. Every Django-related proposal we receive in the PyCon Australia CFP will also be considered as part of the DjangoCon AU programme.
 
We'll also be running a Science and Data Analysis miniconf alongside DjangoCon AU. Every Science, Engineering, and Data Analysis-related proposal will be considered as part of that miniconf's programme.
 
Finally, OpenStack-related proposals will also be considered as part of an OpenStack miniconf.
 
If you're a first-time Python developer, don't be afraid to submit a presentation -- we're a community-driven conference, and we have a focus on building the next generation of Python programmers.
 
We can't wait to see your proposals.
 
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Don't forget, if you are a Canberra local who would like to practice your pycon presentation, please present at one of our monthly CPUG meetings (first Thursday of the month) ...
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Gavin Jackson
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Hi guys, here are the slides from the March presentation - An Introduction to the Pyramid Web Application Framework.

I have also bundled up all of my test code (not sure how useful it will be, but you may want to dig around the deform v1 and v2 demos). Feel free to contact me (gavin.jackson@gmail.com) if you need help getting them running in your environment.

Slides: http://www.lesmills.com.au/presentations/cpug_pyramid_intro/index.html#/

Files: http://www.lesmills.com.au/presentations/pyramid_junkcode.tar.gz
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Motupalle Sekar

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Immediate Opening for Python Developer (Full-Time) Jersey City NJ.

Position Summary :This position is a Developer in the technical department of Advance Digital working on application development and design. The focus of the job will be to work on application development, application integration, automated testing, deployment of applications, publishing structure and unit testing.

Requirements : Responsibilities may include, but not be limited to: Functionality development for our web applications Develop extensible online applications Write and Maintain Unit Tests Perform Load/Performance Testing Maintain & Enhance Build & Deployment Scripts Liaise with programmers (internal & external) Implement changes and new functionality in coordination with project management and development team Supervisory Responsibilities: (if applicable) None Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Candidate needs to be aggressive in learning new things as well as taking responsibility for work product and meeting deadlines with minimal supervision. They need to have worked in an online environment and have published applications that have withstood live deployment. Python – senior level Django or other MVC framework Server-side integration experience with consumption of web-services of well-known API providers (i.e. Flickr, Facebook, Google, Twitter, etc.) Experience with creating and expanding upon RESTful web-services Linux command line proficiency Experience with caching layers such as memcached HTML/CSS/Javascript, including AJAX and REST Open source familiarity OOP Minimum Job Requirements: Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university or 4 years of commensurate experience.

Interested candidates get me on PH: 718-487-9837 Ext: 104 or send your updated resume with expected salary to somasekhar@prowessitsolutions.com. Thank you have a nice day, Sekhar
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Hey guys, this is a pretty handy weekly digest of interesting python news, including new modules, tutorials etc. http://www.pycoders.com/
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Gavin Jackson
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http://zetcode.com - where some of Nariman's PyQT4 examples came from last night. BTW QTDesigner looks unreal!
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Luke Pettit

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Hi I'm late to learning Python and plan to use it in 3d applications. Started a week ago doing a coursea https://class.coursera.org/programming1-002/class/index
Gotta admit I already lost in my first assignment and will be in need of a hair replacement Dr. pretty soon :P
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Gavin Jackson
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Speaker needed for July meeting! Let me know if you want to present at the next CPUG meeting (Thursday July 3rd).
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The good news about Early Bird Registrations: We are almost sold out! But wait for the great news: We still have fewer than 25 tickets up for grabs. So if you are keen to attend PyCon Australia 2014, act now to get your hands on these unbelievable early bird offers. These will sell out very quickly.

Early bird rates start at $50 for full-time students, $180 for enthusiasts and $450 for professionals. You can find the complete details of what each ticket includes on our Website. Tickets are selling out fast, so head straight to http://2014.pycon-au.org/register/prices and register right away.

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PyCon Australia is presented by Linux Australia (http://www.linux.org.au).


About PyCon Australia
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PyCon Australia is the national conference for the Python Programming Community. The fifth PyCon Australia will be held on August 1-5, 2014 in Brisbane, bringing together professional, student and enthusiast developers with a love for developing with Python. PyCon Australia informs the country’s Python developers with presentations, tutorials and panel sessions by experts and core developers of Python, as well as the libraries and frameworks that they rely on.

To find out more about PyCon Australia 2014, visit our website http://2014.pycon-au.org or e-mail us at contact@pycon-au.org.
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http://overapi.com/python/ - great looking python cheat sheet (as well as lots of other languages/frameworks/technologies)
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Gavin Jackson
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Need some speakers for June meeting!

The theme for next months meeting (June 5) is continuous integration. I have two speakers lined up already for this theme (covering Hudson and Webdriver), I'm after one more presenter who could possibly talk about Buildbot? Let me know if you are keen!

July theme is Database Integration - let me know if you have a python db integration talk you would like to present (for example: Postgres/Postgis/Mongodb/Sqlalchemy etc).
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Gavin Jackson
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http://hginit.com/ - a really good Mercurial primer (BTW version 3 just got released - http://hglabhq.com/blog/2014/4/29/what-s-new-in-mercurial-3-0)
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Gavin Jackson
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PyCon Australia - CFP open! Closes 25 April 2014.

Main conference will run from the 1st - 5th AUGUST 2014
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

More details here:

http://2014.pycon-au.org/

If you are presenting a talk and want some practice prior to the conference, let us know so we can allocate a slot at one of our monthly CPUG evenings!
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Gavin Jackson
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Based on some really good questions at the last meeting, we have been writing some webdriver acceptance tests for testing our web applications. Well worth checking out the python webdriver bindings:

http://selenium-python.readthedocs.org/en/latest/installation.html
... possibly a future CPUG talk +翁哲 (John Weng)?
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Also ... headless testing using PhantomJS - very cool! http://blog.likewise.org/2013/04/webdriver-testing-with-python-and-ghostdriver/
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Vanessa Newey

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Hi PUG,
There are a couple non-ongoing Python jobs advertised at Geoscience Australia. Applications close on Monday night.  Apologies for the short notice!! However, the contact officers have kindly offered to check their email over the weekend.
Please refer to the EL1 Senior Software Developer advertisement
http://www.ga.gov.au/jobs/current-vacancies.html
 
Warm Regards,
Vanessa Newey
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I think you should open these jobs up to NZ citizens... just saying ;-)
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Luke Pettit

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