A quick note: my open source Scanning Tunneling Electron Microscope project has been mentioned in the MAKE blog.
It’s time for another Pumping Station: One Guided Tour. This time, Dustin J. Mitchell, the maintainer of Buildbot is giving an introductory level tutorial on Twisted Python, a popular asynchronous programming library. Afterward, he will lead a sprint on Buildbot to add some tests and squash some bugs that will give you some practical experience using your new Twisted skills. The sprint will start on Tuesday night and reconvene during PS:One’s Quiet Riot Hackathon the following Saturday. The tutorial will be recorded and once the video is complete it will be added to this post.
The tutorial will begin at 8pm on Tuesday, March 23rd. The doors will be open at 7pm at 3354 N Elston. Please bring your computer if you plan on participating in the programming.
This Friday and Saturday, the Chicago area open source community will converge on the University of Illinois at Chicago for this year’s Flourish Conference.
Flourish is a totally free (as in beer) conference and if you register ahead of time you get a free t-shirt as well. Speakers will be covering various topics such as Git, Python, Women in Open Source, Building Open Source Software Communities and Video Recording Presentations.
Pumping Station: One will be manning a table in the mini-expo room handing out stickers and debuting our larger than life photobooth TARDIS for the first time outside our space. Bring yourself and your friends to come see us and all the great speakers at UIC this weekend. At 6:00 PM on Saturday right after Flourish 2010 closes, there will be an afterparty at OfficePort Chicago sponsored by ChicagoAndroid.com.
See you there!
Friday, March 19 & Saturday March 20
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
University of Illinois at Chicago
750 South Halsted St., Chicago, IL
You can visit the conference website at http://flourishconf.com to register, sign up for Lightning Talks, see last year’s photos & videos and more.