[Urwid] A couple of urwid-related talks I'm planning to give

Rob Lanphier robla at robla.net
Mon Apr 19 19:16:36 EDT 2010

Hi all,

More details on my talk at Linuxfest Northwest.  It'll be 10am PDT on
Sunday, April 25:

I'm going to try something a little different during this talk.  Normally,
the mailing list/IRC channel/etc stuff get put up at the end of the talk on
a slide.  I'm going to put it up at the beginning, and encourage people to
get on the IRC channel right then and there and say "hi".  It might end up
being helpful come Q&A time when someone asks a question I don't know the
answer to to then possibly have someone on IRC chime in.  On the other hand,
it might end up being an annoying distraction for those of you on #urwid, so
let me know if you'd rather I didn't try.


On Sat, Apr 3, 2010 at 4:43 PM, Rob Lanphier <robla at robla.net> wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> I recently had talks about Urwid accepted for a couple of upcoming
> conferences:
> LinuxFest Northwest
> Bellingham, WA
> April 24-25 (Exact time TBD)
> http://linuxfestnorthwest.org/sessions/using-urwid-and-python-console-applications
> O'Reilly's Open Source Convention (OSCON)
> Portland, OR
> July 22 (Thursday, 1:40pm)
> Great User Interfaces in the Terminal Window:
> http://www.oscon.com/oscon2010/public/schedule/detail/13958
> I'm planning to represent myself as the beginner that I am rather than
> an expert on urwid, drawing on my experience building jsonwidget.  I'm
> of course using this as an excuse to plug jsonwidget, but I'm not
> planning on making jsonwidget the central focus of either of these
> talks.  That said, what I might do is through together a quick demo
> using pinot.py out of jsonwidget  to create a nano/pico lookalike
> clone.
> Anything in particular about urwid that I should highlight for people
> that are brand new to urwid?  I don't expect anyone to walk out of
> either of these sessions having remembered more than 3-4 things, so
> what are the most important 3-4 things people should walk away with?
> Rob
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