Ubuntu Opportunistic Developer Week and Python Snippets Day

Ubuntu Opportunistic Developer Week day 4 kicks off and we have some incredible events today:

  • 5pm UTC – Hot rodding your app for translations support – David Planella
  • 6pm UTC – Learning through examples with Acire and Python-Snippets – Jono Bacon
  • 7pm UTC – Write Beautiful Code (and Maintain it Beautifully) – rockstar
  • 8pm UTC – Speed your development with quickly.widgets – Rick Spencer
  • 9pm UTC onwards – Snippets Party – Join us in #ubuntu-app-devel and create Python snippets to share with other people – see this page for details of how to get involved!

It is recommended that you enjoy the week in Lernid. You can find out more details of how to install Lernid right here. Don’t want to use Lernid? No worries, just pop over to #ubuntu-classroom and #ubuntu-classroom-chat to join in the fun. Don’t forget that #ubuntu-app-devel is the place to ask questions about general development on Ubuntu. :-)

Join the snippets party!

Today is a special day this week: in addition to providing some great content to help people get started writing apps on Ubuntu, we are also keen to continue growing our wonderful library of python-snippets which is viewed with a program I wrote called Acire. This library of snippets provides a range of examples that you can run, play with, modify and merge into your programs. So many of us learn by doing, and the more snippets we have the easier it is the learn from a diverse range of topics!

We have two events today I am keen to encourage you to join. First I will be delivering a session on the python snippets project:

  • 6pm UTC – Learning through examples with Acire and Python-Snippets – Jono Bacon

In the session I will explain how the project came about, it’s current progress and where we are going. We will then have a fun snippets party a little later:

  • 9pm UTC onwards – Snippets Party – Join us in #ubuntu-app-devel and create Python snippets to share with other people – see this page for details of how to get involved!

The snippets party is simple: just join #ubuntu-app-devel on freenode and join us to write a bunch of snippets and contribute them to python-snippets. Today we have 104 snippets already in the library: I would love to see us get that to over 150 today. Come and join us!

Contributing snippets is simple: just click here to find out more!

  • Michael

    I’m not sure if this inquiry should go somewhere else, but are the notes, logs, or anything else from the sessions posted anywhere online for people unable to attend the sessions on lernid?

  • http://www.ericschaffner.net Eric

    Thank you and the entire Canonical team for putting the Opportunistic Developer Week together!

    I’ve been stuck doing heavy, back end enterprise Java programming for the past few years. My interest in programming slowly fizzled out.

    On a whim, I decided to check out quickly, acire and the learning materials your team put together. PyGTK erased all the bad taste in my mouth from the Swing applications I’ve coded. :-) I haven’t had this much fun programming in a long time! Thanks so much!

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  • Andre G.

    @Michael Here are the IRC logs for yesterday’s talks: http://irclogs.ubuntu.com/2010/03/04/%23ubuntu-classroom.html

  • Glubbdrubb

    Can I second Michael’s request?