PyTexas 2011

URL:
http://www.pytexas.org/2011/
Description:

PyTexas 2011, the fourth annual free Python programming conference for Texas and the surrounding region, will take place Saturday September 10 and Sunday September 11, 2011 at Texas A[HTML REMOVED] University in College Station, Texas.

Date:
Sept. 11, 2011
Number of videos:
14
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About Python Namespaces (and Code Objects)
PyTexas 2011
Added: Feb. 23, 2012Language: English

An explanation of some of the underlying concepts of Python, come learn about names and values placed in namespaces, modified by code objects and collected into modules.

Asynchronous Web Development with Tornado
PyTexas 2011
Josh Marshall
Added: Feb. 23, 2012Language: English

An introduction to non-blocking web development with Tornado, an open-source server and simple framework from Facebook/FriendFeed.

Cassandra for Python Developers
PyTexas 2011
Tyler Hobbs
Added: Feb. 23, 2012Language: English

Apache Cassandra is an open source, distributed (NoSQL) database. This will give a high level introduction to Cassandra and its data model; it will detail the features of pycassa, the Python client library for Cassandra, and how to interact with Cassandra through it.

Custom Decorators for Authentication and Authorization
PyTexas 2011
Jason Zylks
Added: Feb. 23, 2012Language: English

An introduction to writing decorators, with an example of how they can be used to handle common authentication and authorization actions for a set of web services.

Daemon Slaying! Or, Unix Daemons in Python for fun and profit!
PyTexas 2011
Walker Hale
Added: Feb. 23, 2012Language: English

Learn the in's and out's of creating Unix Daemons in Python. Walker Hale will walk you through several examples, gotchas, and tips and tricks.

Getting Started with PyMongo
PyTexas 2011
Jason Zylks
Added: Feb. 23, 2012Language: English

A look at how to get started with MongoDB using Python. The talk will cover basic concepts, a brief walkthrough of some more advanced features, and how Texas A&M is using MongoDB and Python to solve some large data problems.

Lightning Talks
PyTexas 2011
Added: Feb. 23, 2012Language: English

Comprised of five minute presentations crammed together back to back, this event is frequently one of the most popular and entertaining events at PyCon and PyTexas.

Logging De-Mystified! Basics to Advanced!
PyTexas 2011
Walker Hale
Added: Feb. 23, 2012Language: English

This talk covers the Python Logging Module!

Packaging
PyTexas 2011
Added: Feb. 23, 2012Language: English

Voted on by the PyTexas community, this talk is guaranteed to be insightful and informative. We just don't know what it is yet.

Programming a Simple Game in Python
PyTexas 2011
Greg Lindstrom
Added: Feb. 23, 2012Language: English

If you missed Greg Lindstrom's first talk on programming a simple game in Python, check out this one. This time, you'll be building a "Wheel of Fortune"-style game.

Simplify your (Python) Life
PyTexas 2011
Sameer Khan
Added: Feb. 23, 2012Language: English

We'll go over some intermediate to advanced topics and consider pros and cons of choosing the simpler approach vs. the possibly more complicated or redundant one. The aim is to reduce the number of language APIs and constructs most programmers have to carry in their head to a smaller and more coherent set. Along the way some best practices will also be discussed that are at a higher level than things that can be flagged by automated syntax checking tools such as pylint, pyflakes, etc.

The Magic of Metaprogramming
PyTexas 2011
Jeff Rush
Added: Feb. 23, 2012Language: English

Learn the magic of writing programs that monitor, alter and react to the execution of program code by responding to imports, changes to variables, calls to functions and invocations of the builtins. This talk goes beyond the static world of metaclasses and class decorators into the dynamics of tracepoints.

Using Message Queues for Distributed Processing
PyTexas 2011
Jason Zylks
Added: Feb. 23, 2012Language: English

Message queues provide a reliable, language agnostic method for sharing data between processes for distributed processing, and to manage work flows. This talk will examine the role of message queues in a redesign of the provisioning process for Texas A[HTML REMOVED] University's enterprise directory.

virtualenv, pip, and virtualenvwrapper
PyTexas 2011
Jon Nials
Added: Feb. 23, 2012Language: English

virtualenv, pip, and virtualenvwrapper are vital tools for any Python developer. This beginner-level presentation will introduce each of these.