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Portland, Oregon 97214

Our September Python meeting is next week and we have a great meeting in store, including a special guest speaker!

First up, our own Brett will be show us how to produce Python eggs and publish them to the Python Package Index (aka the Cheeseshop).

Then Leo Soto, a Jython GSoC hacker, will be presenting his DjangoCon 2008 talk "Django on Jython". In Leo's own words:

"Django is the most popular Python web framework, and have managed to go through the hard steps of making a high quality 1.0 release. The Jython project has awaken on the last years after a dark period, and is in the road of its 2.5 release. This scenario presents the cool opportunity of exploring the use of a modern Python web framework on top of the Java infrastructure.

I will talk on how to use Django under Jython, the common pitfalls on this setup, and start some discussion about what can take the Python (and Django) community from the JVM, and what advantages Django development on top of Jython propose for Java projects."

Also we'll get some news from DjangoCon (this weekend, 9/6 and 9/7), have some chats, surprise door prizes and maybe more- stay tuned! And after we'll head to either the Green Dragon patio or Produce Row.

Official Website: http://python.meetup.com/183/calendar/8533290/

Added by jek on September 3, 2008