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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:

  1. It is a day-­­long event

  2. It usu­al­­ly takes place in a uni­ver­si­­ty

  3. It has one or two tracks

  4. It's about python

  5. It's fun

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!

PyDay Luján!

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.

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