Richard Jones' Log

Wed, 24 Jul 2013
Python Game Programming Challenge (PyWeek) #17 is coming!

The 17th Python Game Programming Challenge (PyWeek) is coming. It'll run from the 1st to the 8th of September.

The PyWeek challenge:

  1. Invites entrants to write a game in one week from scratch either as an individual or in a team,
  2. Is intended to be challenging and fun,
  3. Will increase the public body of game tools, code and expertise,
  4. Will let a lot of people actually finish a game, and
  5. May inspire new projects (with ready made teams!)

Check out the help page for how to compete and the growing resources message board post.

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Thu, 11 Jul 2013
PyCon AU 2013 and Things You Should Not Do In Python

So PyCon Australia is done for another year and it was a corker. I'm somewhat overwhelmed and Graeme Cross has an great summary of the event, but I really must repeat what an amazing job the organisers did in running a quality, smooth event packed with Python. See also Katie Miller's writeup about the 10 things that PyCon AU does particularly well.

Personally, I pleased as punch that my talk Don't Do This went as well as it did - I had a blast giving it and it was well-received.

Also, Ben Finney talked a bunch about PyCon AU in Wednesday's Byte Into It on 3RRR.

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