Friday, April 06, 2007

Last nights Sydney Python Group Meetup

Last night was the monthly SyPy meetup. Thanks to generosity of Google the venue was the Fraser meeting room at the Sydney Googleplex. It was a great turnout of Sydney Pythoneers with 30+ attending.

First Alec Thomas gave a talk about PyCon 2007 and what he felt were the 10 best talks he attended. Alec's presentation can be found here. Then Andrew Bennetts gave a talk about the Bazaar GPL Distributed Version Control Software. Andrew did a good introduction of what Bazaar can do, then used the rest of the talk time to answer questions. Based on the number of questions, there is certainly alot of interest in this software tool.
Andrew Bennetts talk on Bazaar at SyPy Meetup

After the meetup had finished, a number of us with a thirst for more discussion and beer headed to the cafe/bar next to the Google building where access to happy hour prices had been extended for us. Had some interesting discussions including one with cafe owner about the ultimate ui design for a bar point of sale.

Thanks to Alan Green for his organising skills and Google for providing an excellent venue.