Sunday, October 14, 2007

PyAtl Meeting Notes, Thursday, Oct. 11th: Zope Technologies

First Presentation:

Derek Richardson gave a presentation on Plone 3. He talked about some of the features of Plone 3 and how to correctly configure a new Plone 3 site. We also briefly talked about moving the PyAtl website to Plone.

Second Presentation:

Drew Smathers gave a talk on the Zope 3 Component Architecture, and also talked about Grok

Nov Meeting Plans:

Toby Ho suggested a GUI showdown, and everyone liked the idea. The format for the November
meeting will be:

Small Roundtable Discussion depending on the number of GUI Presenters.
Multiple, 10 Minute Lightening Talks, as many as we can squeeze in and get out by 9PM.

Here is a list of Python GUIs, from the Python wiki:

Presenters So Far:

Cary Hull: Pyglet
Jeremy Jones: PyGTK 2.0
Noah Gift: Cocoa/Python/Leopard

We probably have room for 3-5 more 10 minute presentations, here are my suggestions

Suggestions for potential presenters:

Toby since you brought it up, are you going to volunteer?

TkInter: Bernard?
Jython: Howard?

Miscellaneous Happenings:

LinkedIn Group:

Thanks to another great suggestion by Doug Hellmann, we now have a Linked In PyAtl Group. Please feel free to invite yourself and I will approve the queue:

Here is the invitation link:

PyAtl Blog:

I will be making a few changes on the main website as we prepare to eventually move to Plone, but in the meantime, in the spirit of "something is better than nothing". We have a blogger account that any and all members of PyAtl can contribute to.

PyAtl Community Blog

Recommended Use:

1. Email me, Noah Gift, at noahdotgiftatgmaildotcom, and request an invite to edit the blog.
2. Try to use tags when you post. For example, I am posting this under "Meeting Notes, Next Meeting Organization, Announce, Community Blog. It is best if you can use previous tags that another person has created.
3. Don't be evil, not that I really need to mention it, as I am sure we will all be fine.
4. Please contribute, if you have more detailed notes about a meeting, feel free to append my post, or add a new one.


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