[triangle-zpug] What do *you* want from the TriZPUG?

Geoff Davis triangle-zpug@starship.python.net
Wed, 14 Aug 2002 18:06:00 -0400

Hi all--

Since I'm the person who started the ball rolling on this group (with Tom),
I guess I should speak up.

I have started working on several content management projects using Zope.  I
have been using Python for a couple of years, but I am relatively new to
Zope.  Python is the thing I like most about Zope; the relative dearth of
documentation is what I like least.  While I have found a few books of
varying quality, one of my best sources of information to date has been the
various developer mailing lists and Zope-related IRC channels.  It would be
great to have some local people to share ideas with, ask questions of, and
potentially work with down the road.

Second, I am working on several projects using Zope and, like Anne Marie,
would like to get to know some backup people to whom I can refer my clients
when I am unavailable.  All my projects will be using the Zope Content
Management Framework (and Plone on top of that), so I want to get a sense of
who else is using CMF/Plone, and I want to do some Plone evangelism for
folks who aren't using it.

Finally, if things go well down the road I may need some extra hands for
projects, so I'd like to see who all is around and working on Zope-related

My schedule is pretty flexible; Mondays-Thursdays are best.  A restaurant
meeting would be fine.  Alternatively, we could try to get ahold of a
conference room somewhere and I could give a talk on the Zope Content
Management Framework.

I look forward to meeting you all.

Geoff Davis

----- Original Message -----
From: "Tom Bryan" <tbryan@python.net>
To: <triangle-zpug@python.net>
Sent: Friday, August 09, 2002 2:15 PM
Subject: [triangle-zpug] What do *you* want from the TriZPUG?

> It looks like I'm going to have to pester about half of the people I
> initially e-mailed about this list.  Several of them have not joined
> the list, and I'd like their input when determining a good meeting
> time/location for our first meeting.
> In the meantime, I was wondering what others were doing, what you would
> be willing/able to talk about, and what you're interested in.  I see
> that we have a few who seem to be primarily interested in Zope (from a
> PHP or Content Management System angle) and others who are primarily
> interested in Python (from a scripting/rapid application development
> angle).
> My current Python activity involves
> Jython
> at work to drive an automated regression test
> Zope/Python/PostgreSQL
> implementing EcoAccess.org a Triangle-based non-profit
> Python
> my language of choice when I need a quick hack :-)
> With very little work, I could be ready to give a talk on unittest and
> doctest and why you should use them.  I could also give a talk on
> Jython and Java.  For those who do little with XML, I could probably
> put together an intro talk about XML and using Python to process it.
> I've also used Python's "dist" support for automating the process of
> bundling code in RPMs and other distribution formats if anyone is
> interested in that process.
> I'd like to hear a lot more about Zope.  I want to know what's new since
> Python 1.5.2 since I don't think that I've really been using any of the
> features (other than new standard libraries) added since then.  I'd
> like to know how to use some standard Python utilities, such as
> PyChecker.  I would also love to see some discussion of some of the
> Python libraries that I don't normally use, such as threading.
> ---Tom
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