[kwlug-disc] Scripting in Linux and unit.d

Bob Jonkman bjonkman at sobac.com
Wed Jan 25 14:20:34 EST 2012

Mike, your wish is granted! ("Darn! Any Wednesday but the 2nd of the 
month :( ")

I've chatted (by e-mail) with Albert O'Connor, and he's planning a 
Waterloo Python Users Group planning meeting on Thursday, 9 February 
2012, 7:30pm at Death Valley's Little Brother (drinking 
establishment?).  It's a planning meeting, don't expect to be coding or 
learn any.

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On 12-01-23 06:15 PM, Albert O'Connor wrote:

>> Hey Bob,
>> Thanks for emailing me.
>> The current WatPy mailing list is announcement based.
>> The first event on the 9th (I am also hoping meeting with people on
>> the 8th) is for people who are interested in helping to shape and run
>> WatPy.  There are many things such as group could do including helping
>> people to learn Python and host discussion lists for people with
>> different levels and types of interest in Python.
>> So there aren't any firm plans about teaching Python, I would be
>> personally interested facilitating it, I am just not sure what the
>> right approach is.  Possibly a 3 hour introductory session followed by
>> meeting where people can ask questions if they get stuck.
>> As for including on the WatCamp list, I would love for you to add it.
>> I don't think we are going to be overwhelmed with too many people.
>> Can you include a description something like this:
>> WatPy Drinks is a casual gathering of people interested in forming and
>> running a Python group in the Waterloo Region. If you are simply
>> interested in hearing about the events we end up running please join
>> our mailing list at watpy.ca

On 12-01-08 12:37 PM, Michael Savage wrote:
> Darn! Any Wednesday but the 2nd of the month :(
> Mike
> On 08/01/2012 12:19 PM, Darcy Casselman wrote:
>> A gentleman named Albert O'Connor is interested in starting up WatPy,
>> a local Python user group.  He's tentatively scheduled Wednesday,
>> February 8 as the date of an initial organizational meeting.  I don't
>> have any other details, but I'll let him know there's interest here.
>> Darcy.
>> On Sun, Jan 8, 2012 at 12:09 PM, Michael Savage<msavage at golden.net>  
>> wrote:
>>> I am interested.
>>> Mike
>>> On 08/01/2012 3:33 AM, Bob Jonkman wrote:
>>>> Charles McColm and I were recently bitten by the
>>>> "We-want-to-be-Python-programmers" bug. On Friday at Ubuntu Hour we 
>>>> met a
>>>> fellow from London (ON).  Sadly, my memory has lost its parity bits 
>>>> and I
>>>> don't recall his name. Maybe "Mars" on the Ubuntu IRC channel? 
>>>> Anyway, he's
>>>> a professional Python programmer, and he said he might be willing 
>>>> to come
>>>> back to guide some of us newbies towards a life of Pythony 
>>>> goodness.  He
>>>> suggested we start with Mark Pilgrim's "Dive Into Python" or Zed A. 
>>>> Shaw's
>>>> "Learn Python The Hard Way".
>>>> Is there interest in learning Python within the ranks of KWLUG?  
>>>> All we
>>>> need is a project to work on... The KWPUG  group seems to be 
>>>> defunct, but we
>>>> can strike out on our own.
>>>> --Bob.
>>>> Dive Into Python http://www.diveintopython.net/
>>>> Learn Python The Hard Way http://learnpythonthehardway.org/
>>>> KWPUG http://kwpug.org
>>>> Ubuntu Canada IRC channel irc://irc.freenode.net/#ubuntu-ca or
>>>> http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=ubuntu-ca
>>>> John Van Ostrand<john at netdirect.ca>  wrote:
>>>> [...]   Python seems to be one of the more recently popular 
>>>> scripting. With
>>>>    add-ons it's used for Fedora admin Gui programs. It also handles
>>>>    threading well and has lots of other add-on modules.

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