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.

PostgreSQL: Beyond the Basics

Thursday October 12, 2017

This month, Lorna Mitchell will be talking about PostgreSQL.

"Most of the applications we build have a relational database behind the scenes, but are you making good use of its features? This session goes beyond simple CRUD operations and covers some of PostreSQL's excellent data types, complex joins, indexes, and aggregate features we need to work with ever-incresing data requirements of the day. Whether you're a database beginner or a seasoned pythonista, there's something here for you."

If there's enough time and we're very nice to Lorna, she may also show off some serverless Python apps in a talk called "Fun With Serverless Apps":

"Serverless and the noOps movement are buzzwords that you've probably heard, but could these technologies also solve problems that you actually have? This session will cover when to use a serverless approach, and answer your questions about how to get started with it. We'll look at how to write code for these platforms, and how to safely and repeatedly deploy your code to them. We'll also look at how we can use these technologies to build a skill for the Amazon Echo. This session is suitable for developers of all levels."

Date and Time

Thursday 12th October, starting around 7.30pm.

We will finish at about 8:45pm, and will be going to Headrow House afterwards.

Location

As usual, we will be meeting at Futurelabs (map).

Futurelabs
1 Eastgate
Leeds
LS2 7LY

From the Futurelabs web site: "If you’re walking, we’re 50 yards from the back entrance of the Victoria Quarter. Simply look left, walk to the crossroads and we’re in the building on the opposite corner (above the Gas Showrooms). Take the door to the left of the Gas Showrooms and our Reception is on the second floor."

Coming up

Nothing scheduled yet. Please check back soon.

Previous meetings

  1. 2017

    1. October - PostgreSQL: Beyond the Basics
    2. August - Skipole: A framework for creating WSGI web applications
    3. May - Talisker - One Year On
    4. April - Python/Django Workshop
    5. March - Becoming Polyglot - Lorna Mitchell
    6. 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