BLUG meeting Thurs Feb 4th at BTC

James Mason


Thursday, Feb 4th, at BTC, IN ROOM - CC201,
from 6:30pm til 9pm, BLUG will have its regular
public meeting.

Meeting includes:
"Hands-on Help Time" from 6:30pm til 7pm, BLUG/LFNW & Linux News,
Q&A, and a presentation by James Mason, "Python Sucks"

"Hands-on Help Time"
Starting at 6:30pm, 1/2 hour prior to the regular 7pm start time,
BLUG offers hands-on help for anyone with a Linux issue.
Bring your computer and let the BLUG folks give you a hand.

"Presentation" Python Sucks by James Mason:
  "I'm a rubyist. For over a year now, I've been a rubyist writing Python.
I assumed I'd eventually by a Pythonista, but in fact, the more Python
I write, the more I HATE IT.
I'll talk about how Python's conventions are completely contrary to
teaching good coding practice. I'll provide concrete examples of how
Python's syntax is obtuse, and how it's lack of opinion makes for
incomprehensible code. I'll explain, in detail, how Django is a crappy
knock-off of Ruby on Rails. I'll make fun of the "batteries included"
If I do a good job, you'll not only learn some interesting things about
Python, but maybe walk away wondering why you haven't spent more time
writing ruby" :D

ROOM CC201, on the 2nd floor of BTC's new Campus Center Building.

Remember this meeting is open to the public, tell your neighbor
and bring a friend!