For Helsinki Python meetup tomorrow (Wed 14.11.2012) we have a guest star presenter: Chris McDonough. Chris is a long time Python developer and currently one of the lead developers of Pyramid web framework.
The presentation is streamed online and it is viewable by anyone. By streaming the live presentation we hope that people who otherwise cannot attend the meetup events could participate online: people from distant Finland locations like Oulu (…and Stockholm), or people who need to stay home on the meetup date. We wish that the audience is not limited to our Nordic Python community, but people from all over the would come to enjoy the presentation as the internet gives us an opportunity for it.
1. About Pyramid web framework
Pyramid is a small, fast, down-to-earth, open source Python web application development framework. It makes real-world web application development and deployment more fun, more predictable, and more productive.
Pyramid’s advantages over alternatives include flexibility (not tied to a particular database model, no globals, no singletons, …), robustness (100% statement unit test coverage, Python 3 compatibility, …), high quality documentation and mature, professional, developer community.
2. How to watch the presentation
Tomorrow 14.11.2012 18:00 – 18:30 Helsinki time (16:00 – 16:30 GMT+0) we will announce the stream URL in this email thread and in @pythonfinland Twitter. It’s an anonymous Youtube URL and any Flash capable browser should be able to view it. The streaming is done using Google+ Hangout and YouTube.
There will be a video recording published later on.
3. How to participate the online discussion
To ask questions or comment the presentation, you can send your message to
#python.fi channel on IRCNet network (send questions to the channel, mostly nordic people hre)
We will pick the question and ask them from Chris in via Hangout.
4. Other notes
This is our first time using Google Hangout for such online presentation session. We hope to get big audience and we are excited to see how everything goes!