Sessions at OSCON 2011 about Python

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Monday 25th July 2011

  • Hands On Beginning Python

    by Matt Harrison

    Python is used all over the place and gaining in popularity. This introduction to Python assumes you know how to program, but don't know Python. You'll learn the basics, write some code and hopefully leave being able to grok Python.

    At 9:00am to 12:30pm, Monday 25th July

    In Portland 252, Oregon Convention Center

  • Advanced Python

    by Raymond Hettinger

    Have your Python skills have hit a plateau? Come learn from Python core developer and consultant Raymond Hettinger about how to move up to the next level. In this tutorial we focus on what you need to know to say that you’re truly mastering the language

    At 1:30pm to 5:00pm, Monday 25th July

    In Portland 252, Oregon Convention Center

Tuesday 26th July 2011

  • Mining and Visualizing Data from the Social Web

    by Matthew Russell

    This lab teaches you how to harvest, store, analyze, and visualize data from the most popular social networking sites (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.) with Python, pragmatic storage technologies like Redis and CouchDB, and popular visualization tools like Graphviz and JavaScript toolkits.

    At 9:00am to 12:30pm, Tuesday 26th July

    In E143/144, Oregon Convention Center

  • Google App Engine Workshop

    by Wesley Chun

    Google App Engine is an application development and cloud-hosting platform that lets users create apps to run Google's datacenters. In this 3-part tutorial, we'll give a 1-hour intro talk on cloud computing and App Engine, a 90-100 minute introductory codelab to get your feet wet with App Engine development, and finally conclude with about a half-hour intro to some of App Engine's newest features!

    At 1:30pm to 5:00pm, Tuesday 26th July

    In Portland 255, Oregon Convention Center

  • Writing a Pyramid Application

    by Carlos de la Guardia

    Pyramid is the web framework at the core of the Pylons Project. It's a "pay only for what you eat" framework. You can get started easily and learn new concepts as you go, and only if you need them. It's simple, well tested, well documented, and fast. This course will present Pyramid and lead you through the creation of a an application as the concepts from the framework are introduced.

    At 1:30pm to 5:00pm, Tuesday 26th July

    In D136, Oregon Convention Center

Wednesday 27th July 2011

  • Python Puzzlers

    by Brian Quinlan

    A blatant rip-off of Josh Bloch's "Java Puzzlers: Traps, Pitfalls, and Corner Cases", Python Puzzlers reveals some of Python's productivity-threatening oddities by showing several short code examples and asking the audience to explain their behavior.

    At 1:40pm to 2:20pm, Wednesday 27th July

    In D133, Oregon Convention Center

  • Python Utilities for Managing MySQL Databases

    by Charles Bell and Mats Kindahl

    Managing a MySQL database server can become a full time job. What we need are tools that bundle a set of related tasks into a common utility. While there are several such utility libraries to choose, it is often the case that you need to customize them to your needs. The MySQL Utilities library is the answer to that need. It is open source so you can modify and expand it as you see fit.

    At 4:10pm to 4:50pm, Wednesday 27th July

    In D133, Oregon Convention Center

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  • Python Scripting and Game Creation with Blender

    by Matthew Momjian

    Blender has a powerful Python engine for automation and game creation. This talk will cover the basics of Blender python syntax and allow users to get started making their own 3D programs. Case study involving 3D countdown.

    At 5:00pm to 5:40pm, Wednesday 27th July

    In D133, Oregon Convention Center

  • ActiveState's Stackato: Python & Perl in the Cloud

    by Diane Mueller

    Come discuss about building and deploying Python & Perl application on ActiveState's cloud platform - Stackato; Diane Mueller (ActiveState) will give a brief overview, discuss lessons learned & best practices along with some of the challenges faced building on the Cloud Foundry Open Source project. Connect with other Stackato community members,discuss pros & cons, give feedback

    At 7:00pm to 8:00pm, Wednesday 27th July

    In D136, Oregon Convention Center

Thursday 28th July 2011

  • How to Kill a Patent with Python

    by VanL

    Finding the right piece of "prior art" - technical documentation that described a patented piece of technology before the patent was filed - is like finding a needle in a very big haystack. This session will talk about making that process faster and more accurate through the use of natural language processing, graph theory, machine learning, and lots of Python.

    At 2:30pm to 3:10pm, Thursday 28th July

    In F150, Oregon Convention Center

  • Teaching Creative Writing with Python

    by Adam Parrish

    This presentation relates my experience teaching Python as a tool for creative writing---or, more specifically, as a tool for creatively reading, transforming, and generating poetic text. Code examples link Python with contemporary practices in creative writing (cut-ups, flarf, generative poetics). Discussion will include hints, tips, and obstacles in using Python in a pedagogical environment.

    At 4:10pm to 4:50pm, Thursday 28th July

    In D133, Oregon Convention Center