Issue #32


Sept. 21, 2012

PyCon 2013 Registration, PyCon Canada Call for Proposals, and much more.

Issue #32 : Zen


Friday, September 21st, 2012

Hi Pythonistas,

We are offcially bottomed out with the stickers. We will send off the last batch over the weekend.  We have plans to make more so please stay tuned.

That being said we are accepting sponsorship for the newsletter via you can find us here. Any support would be awesome, regardless we will keep the content coming!

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Mahdi and Mike
News and Developments.

PyCon 2013: Registration and Financial Aid (
The PyCon team is happy to announce that registration for the March 2013 conference have opened. Early bird rates are available for the first 1000 registrations, which is a departure from previous time-based systems.

PyCon Canada 2012: Call for Proposals (
Looking for a chance to speak at an upcoming conference you should definitely, step up. Talks vary from 20 and 45 minute slots.  The deadline to submit talks and tutorials is October 1st,  2012.

Also there are more diversity grants available.

Introduction to Computer Science and Programming with Python at MIT (

From our sponsors:


Suggestions for Simple Text Parsing (


PlainTasks (
Opinionated todo-list plugin for Sublime Text 2.

hermes (
This is awesome! Hermes is a XMPP based chat-server written in python. It allows you to do things like use your google account as a chat room host, configure and you are off to the races and chatting with your friends.

pjson (
If you use `python -mjson.tool` , this is likely of interest to you. This works just like mjson.tool but produces prettified and coloured output. Check it out.

Trigger (
Trigger is a robust network engineering toolkit written in Python designed for interfacing with network devices and managing network configuration and security policy.


A Whirlwind Tour of Advanced Pyramid Configuration Tactics (

A Python can bite you too (
Cool article to keep you on your toes and reminds us that with Python is important to be aware of when things are actually being evaluated.

Beginners Guide with Django Tastypie (
If you need to get started with, django-tastypie is a great place to start. In this article the author gives you a quick step by step walkthrough of how to get a simple API up and running.

Animated GIFs the Hard Way (
You ever wonder how those animations on Sublime Text 2 were done? If so you are in luck Jon Skinner creator of Sublime Text had some interesting requirements for  animations on his site. Making animated GIFs from multiple PNG images.

Python Tutor (
This is pretty neat. Its an online Python tutor with sample programs in which you can visualize the execution to ease you along in the learning process. If you are still learning Python this could be a useful resource.


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