We are very proud to announce that Armin Ronacher will be the keynote presenter at PyGrunn! Armin is a well known and respected Python developer with an impressive trackrecord. His open source projects include:
Pygments — syntax highlighter written in Python. 2005-
Jinja — template engine for Python. 2006-
Sphinx — a Python documentation tool. 2007-
Werkzeug — WSGI utility library for Python. 2007- *
Babel — collection of tools for internationalizing Python applications. 2008- *
Flask — a microframework for Python based on good intentions. 2010- *
Zine — a blog software written in Python. 2007- *
MoinMoin — wiki engine written in Python. 2008 †
See Armin's website for a complete list. We are honoured that Armin is going to share some of his valuable insights in Python and web development with us!
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Another trick up Python's sleeve is natural language processing. Duco Dokter is going to show us why this is exciting (it is!). Summary of this interesting presentation:
"The Natural Language ToolKit provides a collection of modules for processing natural languages. This enables you, for instance, split text into sentences, tag words in texts regarding the syntactic role in the sentence or phrase, derive word stem, etc. In the real world, as opposed to the scientific world, the toolkit can be used as well, for example to implement a system for implementing automagical links in online documents. This is the example case in the presentation at hand, but the overall aim is to provide some insight into practical use of the NLTK"
Posted by Berco Beute at 7:42 AM
I'm excited about a new talk added to our already promising schedule for PyGrunn 2011. Here is the summary of Rix Groenboom's talk 'MijnOverheid: performance testing in practice':
"MijnOverheid is the webportal to manage personal data, messages, and all kind of other business people have to do with the Dutch government. Characteristic for the system are the many external connections with various public services (such as GBA, Kadaster, RDW en UWV). Testing of the integrity of MijnOverheid will be discussed. Emphasis will be on performance analysis en profiling."
Posted by Berco Beute at 4:50 AM
Monday, April 18, 2011
We are glad to announce that Kim Chee Leong will give a presentation on Buildout. Summary of his talk:
"Buildout is a build tool for Python projects. It's a self-contained environment which manages depencies for a project, install/configure software components and create repeatable DTAP enviroments. Buildout manages Python eggs from pypi, it has dependency checks and allows version pinning. During the development process buildout integrates with version control systems. Non-Python software components like a load balancer of caching proxy can be installed with buildout. Once the buildout configuration is written, deploying the enviroment is a simple task. This shortens the time for a developer to setup a project. Same goes for production environments, settings up a new environment is easy."
Posted by Berco Beute at 5:36 AM
Another interesting talk has been added to the PyGrunn schedule. Emil Loer will give a talk about embedding the Python interpreter in Ruby and vice versa.
Posted by Berco Beute at 5:29 AM