We are happy to announce we hosted the #2 Python Belgrade meetup, titled “Lightning Python”. We jumped straight in the lightning talks, a pattern which will be prominent over the course of our upcoming events.
The meetup consisted of hands-on real-time coding/lightning talks from four of our members.
asyncio – Asynchronous I/O, event loop for python 3.4+
Milan talked about the shiny new asynchronous event loop module, introduced in Python 3.4, set to tackle various implementations and bring them all under one roof and into the standard library.
2) Zeljko Kojic
py2exe – Convert your Python script into executable Windows programs, able to run without requiring a Python installation.
Zeljko gave a hands-on presentation of how you can package, deploy and execute your Python scripts all nicely packed-up in a Windows-executable binary file. He also offered us some pros and cons as to when and why we should use this little handy toolkit.
3) Bojan Matic
SQLAlchemy – A Python SQL toolkit and Object Relational Mapper that gives application developers the full power and flexibility of SQL.
Bojan provided us with insights into how to wrap up your applications to use Python’s popular ORM library to release some tension and not worry about databases and complex queries.
4) Zeljko Milojevic – Full-stack developer with more than 17 years in the IT industry, crawling his way up from embedded systems to modern web programming, founder of the ITea event and seminar in Belgrade, Serbia.
How I made a programming language in Serbian/Cyrilic in three days
Zeljko tutored us on how he built Python 3.4.3 from source and changed the interpreter grammar to listen to a different language ( namely Serbian/Cyrilic ).
The presentation displayed the power of the Python interpreter and its flexibility; its potential use is to teach young people the basics of programming in a modern object-oriented language in countries where English language is not as prevalent.
The meetup was held (like last time) at the beautiful offices of the Startit Center, Belgrade; it lasted for an hour and a half, after which we joined our friends from Silicon Drinkabout.