West Yorkshire Python User Group

The West Yorkshire Python User Group (WYPy) have been meeting monthly since 2007. Our meetings are free, and usually include at least one talk, as well as a trip to the pub.

We discuss our meetings on the Python Yorkshire and Humberside Google Group and you can also follow us on Twitter at @WYPython.

Testing in Python and Using the SciPy toolset for interactive analysis

Thursday October 13, 2011

About the meeting

We'll be arriving at Old Broadcasting House from about 6:30 onwards for vaguely Python related chat. At 7:30 will be two talks, which are expected to last for about an hour. After that we will head to a pub for more geeky chat. It is likely we will try to go to the North bar to join the Ubuntu release party which is being held there.

The meetings are always good fun, and everyone of any level of experience or interest in Python is extremely welcome. Bring a friend!

Talk: "Testing in Python" - Peter Russell

Automated testing is now an important discipline in software development. In this talk Peter will be presenting some of his views on how to test code written in Python, the virtues (or otherwise) of test driven development as a methodology, and some of the tools available for testing.

Experience Level:
A basic level of Python knowledge would be helpful.
Of Interest to:
This talk will not be a "how to test" tutorial, rather a personal perspective on testing. As such it should be of interest to people who are experienced in unit, functional and integration testing as well as people who are new to automated testing.

Talk: "Using the SciPy toolset for interactive analysis" - Tony Simpson

Tony will be talking about his use of IPython, SciPy and MatplotLib for interactive analysis of logfiles.

These tools have been developed in the scientific community for analysing data and running computational simulations. It will be interesting to see how they can be applied to a different domain.

Experience Level:
This talk should be suitable for everyone.
Of Interest To:
This talk will be of particular interest to people who are interested in analysis and people who are interested in real world applications of Python.

Date and Time

Thursday 13 October. From 6:30pm, talk at 7:30. Pub afterwards.


Old Broadcasting House
148 Woodhouse Lane

We will be holding the talks in the boardroom at the back of the ground floor of the building. If you arrive after 7:30 we may not hear the doorbell, so please phone Peter on <removed>.

Coming up

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Previous meetings

  1. 2019

    1. May - Mobile Python Dojo
    2. April - StarCraft 2 Bots and AI Code Dojo
    3. February - Open discussion
  2. 2018

    1. October - PyCon UK Report and Python Discussion
    2. July - Python JIT Progress Update
    3. June - Changing and Documenting Online APIs in a world of Continuous Deployments.
  3. 2017

    1. November - Programming Music for Performance: Live Coding With FoxDot
    2. October - PostgreSQL: Beyond the Basics
    3. August - Skipole: A framework for creating WSGI web applications
    4. May - Talisker - One Year On
    5. April - Python/Django Workshop
    6. March - Becoming Polyglot - Lorna Mitchell
    7. February - February Social
  4. 2016

    1. September - (TBC) PyConUK Warmup
    2. June - Pair Programming Game
    3. May - Pair Programming Game
    4. April - Talisker - a Web Application Runtime
    5. February - February Social
    6. January - Fast Python Implementations: An Opinionated Review
  5. 2015

    1. November - Hypothesis, a QuickCheck style testing library for Python
    2. October - October Social
    3. September - Elephant taming for snake lovers
    4. August - How To Get Your Patch Accepted
    5. July - to pytest or not to pytest
    6. June - June Social
    7. May - Hacking on the WYPy website.
    8. January - Micropython
  6. 2014

    1. August - Simple Selenium Test - A case study
    2. June - Suggestions on designing a flexible framework
    3. May - Monitoring things that aren't computers
    4. April - Monitoring things that aren't computers
    5. March - Lightning talks: A Python editor/IDE show and tell
    6. February - Teaching Python at The Test People
  7. 2013

    1. November - Geist UI Automation Library
    2. September - Encouraging Contributions To Your Open Source Project
    3. July - Coding Session: Turtles All The Way Down
    4. May - Stormy Webber - Tornado for everyone
    5. April - PyCon US Review and social meeting
    6. March - Coding Session - Porting Restish to Python 3
    7. February - Inkscape and Python
  8. 2012

    1. December - Unit testing Django
    2. November - A Python powered media server
    3. October - IPython: tools for interactive computing
    4. June - Go From a Python Programmer's Perspective
    5. May - The Twisted Toolbox
    6. March - Coding Dojo
    7. February - Python Web Framework Comparrison (Part 2)
    8. January - Python Web Framework Comparrison (Part 1)
  9. 2011

    1. December - Coding Dojo
    2. November - Testing in Python
    3. October - Testing in Python and Using the SciPy toolset for interactive analysis
    4. August - Block World - Simon Davy