TurboGears sprint in Ann Arbor, MI

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Kevin Dangoor

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Sep 20, 2005, 1:26:44 PM9/20/05
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For anyone interested in diving in and getting their hands dirty with
TurboGears internals (hmm, that doesn't sound very nice, does it?),
I'd like to run a sprint in Ann Arbor. Mark Ramm has said that the
Humantech conference room that we had our meeting in should be
available for us, as long as he's there.

The sprint is not a high-pressure affair. The idea is to get together,
have some fun coding on some different things with different people,
and possibly help some open source projects move forward a little bit.

Everyone is welcome to join in.

I'd like to start by nailing a date and time down. I'm going to toss
out a proposal, but any date and time is clearly subject to Mark's
preferences and availability.

Date: One of the next 3 Saturdays
Time: 10AM-3PM

The sprint would be somewhat open house style. You don't have to stay
the whole time in order to help out. I'd just suggest that coming for
less than an hour would likely mean that you'd be more of a spectator
than participant.

We had several laptops present at the michipug meeting, which is good.
Pair programming style is a good idea in a sprint, so if we manage to
have at least one laptop for every two people, we'll be good.

So, let me know if you're interested and which date works best for you.

Kevin

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Mark Ramm

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Sep 20, 2005, 10:16:02 PM9/20/05
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I can re-image a couple of extra windows laptops, install Python and
TurboGears, and get them ready for the sprint if that helps.

I am out of town to go to the Ohio Linux Fest next saturday, but
either of the following two saturdays works for me.

--Mark

Steven Kryskalla

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Sep 21, 2005, 7:38:46 AM9/21/05
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I'm interested in going to the TurboGears sprint. I can come Sept
24th, Oct 8th, and Oct 15th, but not October 1st. 10AM - 3PM works
fine.

Steve

Mark Ramm

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Sep 21, 2005, 7:48:32 AM9/21/05
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> I am out of town to go to the Ohio Linux Fest next saturday, but
> either of the following two saturdays works for me.
>
> --Mark

That is I can't be here Saturday, October 1, 2005. Since this
saturday is short notice for folks, I would say that October 8th is
our best bet so far. What do you think?

--Mark

Rich Stark

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Sep 21, 2005, 11:26:34 AM9/21/05
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Oct. 8th is a good date in my opinion.

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Roger Espinosa

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Sep 22, 2005, 12:35:50 PM9/22/05
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On 9/20/05, Kevin Dangoor <dan...@gmail.com> wrote:

The sprint is not a high-pressure affair. The idea is to get together,
have some fun coding on some different things with different people,
and possibly help some open source projects move forward a little bit.

Definitely interested --- I wonder if you have an idea how best we could prepare for the sprint? Would getting through the tutorial be good enough?

(Right now, I'm still in start-of-term crunch at work, but that should hopefully clear up by October. (Looks at calendar.) Well, perhaps...)

Roger

Kevin Dangoor

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Sep 22, 2005, 12:53:46 PM9/22/05
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On 9/22/05, Roger Espinosa <roger.e...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Definitely interested --- I wonder if you have an idea how best we could
> prepare for the sprint? Would getting through the tutorial be good enough?

Odds are that anything you do would be fine. The tutorial, reading the
Getting Started guide... the projects in the sprint itself would be
fairly focused...

in fact, if people did want to prepare somewhat ahead of time, I
should really send something out with candidate projects. That way, if
someone wanted to look into that area beforehand and build up some
opinions, they'd be able to.

But, there's really nothing *required* beforehand.

Steven Kryskalla

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Sep 23, 2005, 10:58:18 AM9/23/05
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Here is an idea for a project at the sprint: TurboGears Admin
Interface. I think a good starting point is to port the functionality
of turbogears-admin.py to a web interface, allowing you to view, edit,
create, etc. sql objects (maybe it would be good to first finish
support for sqlobject-admin). Other ideas include: config file viewer
/ editor, interactive shell that runs in the browser (nice opportunity
to use AJAX), .... I'm sure there's lots of useful things that can be
put into an admin interface.

Kevin Dangoor

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Sep 23, 2005, 11:06:15 AM9/23/05
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You're thinking along some good lines there!

If we need a config file editor, we're probably doing too much work in
the config file :)

The interactive shell is definitely on the project list. I was using
Twisted for a while there and loved being able to telnet into the
running program to see what was going on.

There's been some interesting discussion on the mailing list about
creating a "RESTful" easy API for doing CRUD. Being able to trivially
set up CRUD and extend it nicely from there is, imho, better than a
non-tweakable interface. Everyone needs to do CRUD, but they all need
to do it *slightly* differently.

I'm sure that's why Rails lets you generate the "scaffolding" out to
modifiable code.

Thanks for the suggestions!

Sometime between today and tomorrow I'm going to get the TurboGears
project list posted. At the moment, that's moved up to higher priority
than finishing the last sections of the Getting Started guide.

Kevin
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