Wednesday, September 12, 2012

PyGrunn community site

Yesterday at the Monthly PyGrunn meeting we decided to make the central hub for all things PyGrunn. The question is how to turn this site into a real community site. Currently PyGrunners are sharing using a mailinglist, LinkedIn, twitter,, Google+ and facebook. Let's start the discussion: What kind of site should we create for the PyGrunn community? A few requirements: - Everybody should be able to contribute to the site; - It should be simple to schedule events (Monthly PyGrunn for instance) to which community members can sign up; - It should be easy to connect posts to social media; - ... The current site is built on top of AppEngine and Django, but there are also Facebook and G+ pages.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

PyGrunn masterclass

Today Michael Bayer gave a truly wonderful masterclass on SQLAlchemy at the Paylogic office. Lot's of interesting discussions going on. He surely kept up the tradition of high quality that Armin Ronacher initiated set last year. We are definitely looking forward to Michael's keynote at the conference tomorrow. He promised to deliver some really interesting news!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

iPhone PyGrunn app

The Pygrunn iPhone app is finally here! Download it here or go to the AppStore on your mobile device.

PyGrunn iPhone program

Are you attending Pygrunn? Now it's a good chance to prepare your personal program by staring the events you like. Head over to News to see what people are saying about PyGrunn and read the latest news.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Win a ticket to SQLAlchemy author Michael Bayer's masterclass

SQLAlchemy author Michael Bayer will give a masterclass at Paylogic on the thurday before PyGrunn (all day). Although this is only intended for employees from Paylogic and Goldmund-Wyldebeast & Wunderliebe, there are 5 seats left. We are going to give those tickets away to the PyGrunn visitors that tweet the best reason why PyGrunn rocks (use #pygrunn #mc). Competition closes tomorrow (wednesday) at noone. Go!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

And we're sold out!

We are proud to announce that all tickets for PyGrunn 2012 have been sold. There is actually still interest but Het Paleis will be fully packed as it is. To those still looking for a ticket, we hope to see you next year!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

PyGrunn Android app

We are very proud to present the PyGrunn app for Android. It is a "Let's Meet" app that allows you to receive news notifications, dive into the elaborate program, share thoughts on social media, and buy tickets! It should make your visit to PyGrunn more comfortable and a lot more fun!

Get it from Google Play!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Talk: Ivor Bosloper - GeoDjango

One of the last talks will present is from Ivor Bosloper. He will guide us through the many interesting aspects and use of GeoDjango. Read more here.

Thanks Guido van Rossum!

For mentioning PyGrunn on Google+! That makes us proud for sure!


Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Talk: Armin Ronacher: I'm doing HTTP wrong - A fresh look at HTTP from Python

We are truly proud to again welcome one of the most highly appreciated members of the Python community: Armin Ronacher. This time Armin will take a deeper look into something that we all use on a daily basis: HTTP. As he sums it up: "Every web framework under the sun follows the same fundamental principles. It's time to challenge some of the code details and rethink how we think and utilize HTTP." Highly recommended!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Talk: Bram Noordzij - Amazon Web Services. The good, bad & ugly

In this high-pace, in-depth talk Bram Noordzij will take you by the hand and lead you through the constantly changing landscape of Amazon Web Services. Along the way Bram will use both his wits and unparalleled technical skills to point out the good, bad and ugly. Highly recommended for everybody who realizes that software development is not done once the last line of code has been written.

Talk: Alexander Solovyov - GO

We are proud to welcome an old friend at PyGrunn 2012: The wonderfully brilliant Alexander Solovyov! While being a Python fan Alexander is always interested in other programming languages (as it should be). In this talk he will dive into GO. GO is the new kid on the block that has some interesting features. Alexander will dive into the details and highlight both the similarities and differences with Python. He will do so using network services as a use case. As usual you can find more information here.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

monthly PyGrunn talks from January to March!

Hello all!

First of all, remember that tomorrow we have the April's monthly PyGrunn:

And now the slides:

#1 From Java to Python, the Ivor point of view:

#2 Óscar talks about Celery and how to use it with python:

View more presentations from xota.

#3 Emil told us how to use "magic" modules from python that are there but no a lot of people know about them. Pitifully the slides are quite big, so, you can download them from Emil's dropbox.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

PyGrunn monthly #4 - Bioinformatics and python

We have available the abstract and the event for the next Pygrun monthly talk! Sven will talk about:

  • Short introduction to bioinformatics
  • Why Python is used (pros and cons python and education)
  • High performance GPU computing and python

The complete address is:

Universitair Medisch Centrum Groningen
Hanzeplein 1 Groningen
Lokaal 17

If you will go, please register your self on the LinkedIn event.

See you all there!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Talk: Dan Tofan - Python tools for making architectural decisions

In large software development projects, how do you assess architectural decisions? There are various approaches but only a few tools. Dan Tofan will present such in interesting tool developed in Django. More here.

Talk: Rick Oost - Generalized traversals

We have another interesting talk scheduled for you. This time on traversals in Python. Rick Oost will present his haskell-inspired Python library for generalized traversals not only for datatypes other than lists, but also with the mapping and reducing aspect expressed as special cases of one operation. More info here.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Talk: Niels Hageman - Distributed job scheduling

This is going to be an interesting talk by Paylogic's Niels Hageman. He has written a system to manage and reliably schedule jobs in a distributed way in a cluster of servers. It is called Sisyphus and is definitely worth checking out if cronjobs don't cut it for you anymore. Sisyphus has proven itself in Paylogic's high demanding production environment and deserves some more attention.

PyGrunn ticket sale has started

You can buy your ticket here.

Finally photos!

We´ve uploaded some photos of yesterday's Monthly PyGrunn talk by Emil Loer. You can find them on our Google Plus page.

Thanks Emil for giving the talk!

The next Pygrunn will be on April 10th! Please put it in your agenda!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Talk: Alexandros Kanterakis - PyPedia

And another great talk has been added to the PyGrunn schedule. Alexandros Kanterakis is going to talk about PyPedia, an effort to host a Python programming environment in a MediaWiki content management system. See schedule for more details.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

PyGrunn Monthly 3 - lesser-known modules of the Python standard library

March 13, 2012 at 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM, Groningen

We'll be having a session in the newly opened Launchcafe ( Emil Loer will introduce you to some of the more esoteric and lesser-known modules of the Python standard library. Some of these are really useful and may actually help you in your everyday work. Others... well, you'll have to see for yourself! Small and concise code examples are provided for all discussed modules so you will definitely learn some new Python tricks. Please signup in advance, so we know who to expect..

Monday, March 5, 2012

Talk: Miguel Araujo - Django uni-forms

We are delighted to have the author of much appreciated django-uni-forms, Miguel Araujo, flying in from Spain to be speaker at PyGrunn 2012! Be sure to drop in if you want to get the most out of forms in Django. See the schedule for more detail.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Talk: Reinout van Rees - Optimize and automate your dev environment

We are proud to welcome Reinout van Rees as a speaker (and hopefully notetaker) again. This time Reinout is going to talk about optimizing and automating your computer development environment. See the schedule for more information.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Monthly PyGrunn 2 - Celery

February 28, 2012 at 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Witte Zaal, Media Centrale, Groningen
Òscar Vilaplana will introduce Celery. Contents: What it is. What it's good for. Message brokers: pros/cons of each. Setting up Celery with RabbitMQ Getting started: creating tasks, task sets and routing. Scheduling tasks. What's coming: the future of Celery. What's it being used for. One remark: due to construction works (for a new train Station) near the Media Centrale, it will be a bit hard to park cars on this day. You can always park at the Euroborg.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

New look

We liked last year's design so much that we decided to revamp the old PyGrunn website. We are certainly very pleased with the result. If you have doubts, wait until you see this year's edition of the legendary PyGrunn T-shirt!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Keynote speaker: Michael Bayer - Author of SQLAlchemy

We are particularly proud to announce that this year's keynote speaker will be Michael Bayer! He is the author of SQLAlchemy, one of the best Python libraries around and likely the best ORM you can find in any language.

PyGrunn 2012! May 11th

Folks, I am proud to announce the 2012 edition of PyGrunn! It will be held on the 11th of may so make sure you keep your agenda's free. We will announce more information in the very near feature (venue, fee, speakers, etcetera). Stay tuned.