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.

Becoming Polyglot - Lorna Mitchell

Thursday March 2, 2017

To be polyglot is to be a metaphorical global citizen of the software world; to accrue and know how to apply skills beyond the technologies you use in your day-to-day activities. When we're already expert in the technology stack we're mostly paid to work on, how can we widen our horizons and begin from scratch with something completely unfamiliar? The short answer is: learn what you already know, and how to apply it to a different space.

Some of our most vital skills as engineers are those that transcend a particular language or tool: debugging superpowers are required in all areas of technology, and the ability to coax an unfamiliar toolchain to play nicely is absolutely a key skill.

Tips for approaching new tools, platforms and communities will give you ideas for how to confidently start to pick up some fresh technologies and add new tools to your toolbox.

Date and Time

Thursday 2nd March, starting at 7.30pm.

We will finish at about 8.30pm, and will be going to The White Swan pub afterwards.

Location

We will be meeting in The Leeds Library (entrance between The co-operative bank and Paperchase):

The Leeds Library
18 Commercial Street
Leeds
LS1 6AL

Coming up

Nothing scheduled yet. Please check back soon.

Previous meetings

  1. 2017

    1. May - Talisker - One Year On
    2. April - Python/Django Workshop
    3. March - Becoming Polyglot - Lorna Mitchell
    4. February - February Social
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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)
  7. 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