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PyDay Luján 5/5/2012
This saturday I attended Pyday Luján. I don't know if other places have such things as PyDays, so here's a brief summary:
It is a day-long event
It usually takes place in a university
It has one or two tracks
It's about python
This time, it took place at the Universidad Nacional de Luján which is a biiiiit too far from my home:
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Luckily Facundo Batista was going, and he's a driver, not a pedestrian, and took me there.
I was to speak about "Doing one thing and doing it right". These are the boring slides:
I you don't see them up there, go here.
I really, really wanted to record this. But I failed. So, combining that with my reluctance about repeating myself, it means this thing will only ever be seen by those who were there last saturday.
Great fun was had, an unwise number of choripanes was eaten, and lots of interesting conversations occured.
Hopefully soonish there will be some pictures, too (although I did not take any).
So, thanks to Yamila and the rest of the Luján organizers!
I will be speaking at PyDay Luján next saturday May 5th.
The title is "Doing one thing and doing it well" and it's not even fully haped in my head yet, which is usually a good sign.
So, come join me and a bunch of smarter people talking about programming for a whole day, for free. It will be fun!
Mentioning this blog gets you candy. Just saying.
Shoreham: Blogging with Ubuntu One (a teaser)
At Canonical's Online Services we can do cool stuff on fridays. We do cool stuff all week, actually, but on fridays we can do crazier cool stuff.
So, today, I ripped off a great service offered by http://calepin.co and implemented a prototype blog-through-Ubuntu-One web application. Of course, it's powered by Nikola,
The code is absolute nonsense, and it needs to be looked at by someone who understands Django, OAuth, OpenID, and programming in general better than I do, but hey, it does work (for a very loose definition of "work").
It's called Shoreham and no, you can't have it yet.
As a teaser, here's a video. With a pony.
In the near future I will do a better post about this explaining the code, etc.
Alva is almost the opposite of Nikola. If Nikola is about making static sites, Alva is a dynamic site. However, as Hegel suggests, from the thesis and the antithesis comes the synthesis.
So, Alva is about dynamically creating static sites. If you want to have Nikola in your server instead of in your own computer, and have the convenience of an online tool, that's the niche Alva tries to fill.
So, you would install Alva, and use it like any other web-based blogging tool. Yet, behind the scenes, you would have Nikola, and all the performance and security benefits of static sites.
And maybe someday, I (or someone) will put up a multi-user version of Alva, and you will be able to get hosted blogs, knowing all the data is yours and you can leave anytime and do your own thing.
This is very very early stages. So early it does not work yet. But here's a teaser:
There is no firm timeframe for this, it depends on a ton of other stuff and may not even happen.