Monday, March 3, 2014

Sample Chapter - Head First Python

PRPIG Offering free access to O'Reilly Python Book Samples

As part of the O'Reilly User Group program, we have access to a library of O'Reilly book samples.  I'll be
sharing some of them that I think might be helpful for our community.

The first is Head First Python.  If you've been struggling with getting started, perhaps the Head First series might be able to help.  Designed and written using a completely new approach to teaching complex topics, the Head First books offer a fresh perspective on learning Python.

Head First Python - Sample

Monday, February 3, 2014

Less than 3 weeks!

#PuertoRico #Python #userGroup hosting an evening of #LightningTalks on February 20th: http://mstrb.us/1n75Kk4
Next python user group meeting is 2/20/14

Thursday, January 30, 2014

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

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.

Friday, January 10, 2014

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...

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

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

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.