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Schedule: Python sessions

Location: Portland 251 Level: Intermediate
Steve Holden (Holden Web LLC)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 36 ratings)
This half-day tutorial presents enough of the Python language to allow you to read and understand moderately complex programs. If you already know one or more programming languages then this is a great way to prepare for the OSCON Python track. Read more.
Location: Portland 251 Level: Novice
Jacob Kaplan-Moss (Revolution Systems, LLC)
Average rating: ***..
(3.96, 27 ratings)
Django is a high-level web development framework designed for rapid development of database-backed web sites. This tutorial is designed to introduce developers to Django. It will take attendees from a blank screen to a fully functional web application. Learn the basics you need to know to get started with Django. Read more.
Location: D137/138 Level: Intermediate
Robin Dunn (wxPROs/UNMC)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 8 ratings)
wxPython is a huge toolchest with lots of great and useful tools within it. To be a master craftsman you have to know your tools. This tutorial will help the attendees to become more familiar with the wxPython tool, and gain better understanding of how to use the more advanced widgets. Read more.
Location: D135 Level: Intermediate
Anthony Baxter (Google/Python Software Foundation)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 9 ratings)
Python 3.0 (currently in development) contains a large number of backwards incompatible changes to the language. This tutorial will walk through the changes in 3.0 and also cover the tools available to help you port your code. Read more.
Location: E145 Level: Novice
Michael Carter (Orbited), Jacob Rus (Orbited)
Average rating: **...
(2.75, 4 ratings)
HTTP push-style web interaction, known as Comet, is a cutting-edge technique for creating truly interactive, real-time web applications. This talk will teach developers to painlessly incorporate Comet into their new and existing web applications using Orbited, the cross-platform, cross-browser, and cross-language Comet server. Read more.
Location: Portland 256 Level: Intermediate
Tarek Ziadé (Ingeniweb)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 3 ratings)
zc.buildout provides an environment and a framework to test, build, and deploy any egg-based Python software. This presentation shows the life cycle of a Plone application, based on zc.buildout, and demonstrates how the software is continuously integrated, built, and delivered with it. Read more.
Location: E145 Level: Intermediate
Average rating: ***..
(3.33, 3 ratings)
The Zope 3 component architecture is focused on creating reusable components for applications. Most of the components created so far are focused on extending the Zope web application stack, but there are a number of libraries that can be useful to Python developers in general. Bernstein will introduce a few and demonstrate their use. Read more.
Location: E145 Level: Novice
Jacob Kaplan-Moss (Revolution Systems, LLC)
Average rating: ***..
(3.83, 6 ratings)
Django is a high-level web development framework designed for rapid development of database-backed web sites. Like any tool, though, Django's only as smart as the person using it. Come see five Django tricks so stupid they'll actually make you smarter! Read more.
Location: Portland 256 Level: Novice
Robin Dunn (wxPROs/UNMC)
Average rating: ***..
(3.75, 4 ratings)
Different programming languages have different strengths and weaknesses. This presentation will help programmers understand how to combine the strengths of C++ and Python, and minimize their weaknesses at the same time, using a tool called SWIG. Read more.
Location: Portland 256 Level: Novice
Joe Gregorio (Google)
Average rating: ***..
(3.67, 9 ratings)
In many dynamic language communities such as Python, there is a distinct lack of Design Patterns. Are the communities ignorant of Design Patterns or is there something else going on here? Read more.
OSCON 2008