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This year the lightning talks are being held on Wednesday morning after the Official Opening. There may be a second session on Friday during the closing session.
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On Wednesday at 10:40 in the Robert Street Lecture Theatre I will be running a tutorial on porting code written for python 2 to work in python 3.
  
The rules will be the same a for Brisbane in 2011:
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This session will be live and interactive, so to get the most out of the tutorial, please bring along a laptop and be ready to hack.
  
1. Talks are for 90 seconds.
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== What will be covered? ==
  
2. You must put your name and topic on the wiki page if you want to present.
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Getting code to run on python 3 is a *massive* topic, and we could spend an entire week looking at it and not cover everything. As we only have 100 minutes we will only cover a relatively small, but IMHO important, subset of the topic. In particular, we will look at.
  
3. If you want to use a set of slides, these must be in a pdf file either emailed to bunyipr@gmail.com by 8:30 on Wednesday or provided on a usb flash drive by 9am. There is absolutely no guarantee your slides will be synchronised with your talk or shown at all so have a 'Plan B'!
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* How to get code which currently runs under 2.7 to run under 3.3 (without maintaining 2.7 backwards compatibility).
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* How to modify your 2.7 code to be as close to 3.3 compatible as possible.
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* How to use different tools to automate the porting process.
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* Common gotchas with the automated tools which may require manual intervention
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* Strategies for using all the different tools and techniques to make the porting process as simple as possible.
  
4. The video of your talk and slides will be published under a Creative Commons, By Attribution license.
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We unfortunately won't be able to cover some interesting topics, including
  
If you wish to give a talk, please put your name and presentation title in the list below. Format as a sequential number, your name, Title of Presentation.
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* How to get code to run under python 2 and 3 simultaneously.
Presentation filename should be in the following format nn_FirstName_Lastname.pdf where nn is the sequential number below.
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* How to port python extension modules.
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* How to use brand new features which have been introduced in python 3.
  
Thanks,
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The session will cater to a fairly broad range of abilities. If you're a python newbie, you should be able to keep up with everything. If you're a python guru you might just learn something new (I know I did while preparing the session!).
  
Stephen.
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== What to bring ==
  
'''List of proposals'''
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* A laptop with python 2 and python 3 installed.
* 01, Stephen Boyd, Some issues storing passwords.
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* A shell and text editor.
* 02, Bianca Gibson, PyLadies Australia
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* Any python code which you'd like help porting form 2 to 3.
* 03, Brianna Laugher, Crowdfunding free software
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* The example code from github: https://github.com/timleslie/LCA_py2to3
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All examples are platform agnostic and should work on linux/osx/windows.
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== What to do ==
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* Turn up :-)
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* Follow along with all the examples.
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* Try out the techniques on your code as we go.
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* Ask questions if you would like clarification...
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* ... but understand that the answer might be "that's beyond the scope of this session, come and chat with me later".
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I look forward to seeing you all for a fun and interesting session.
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@timl

Revision as of 18:12, 7 January 2014

On Wednesday at 10:40 in the Robert Street Lecture Theatre I will be running a tutorial on porting code written for python 2 to work in python 3.

This session will be live and interactive, so to get the most out of the tutorial, please bring along a laptop and be ready to hack.

What will be covered?

Getting code to run on python 3 is a *massive* topic, and we could spend an entire week looking at it and not cover everything. As we only have 100 minutes we will only cover a relatively small, but IMHO important, subset of the topic. In particular, we will look at.

  • How to get code which currently runs under 2.7 to run under 3.3 (without maintaining 2.7 backwards compatibility).
  • How to modify your 2.7 code to be as close to 3.3 compatible as possible.
  • How to use different tools to automate the porting process.
  • Common gotchas with the automated tools which may require manual intervention
  • Strategies for using all the different tools and techniques to make the porting process as simple as possible.

We unfortunately won't be able to cover some interesting topics, including

  • How to get code to run under python 2 and 3 simultaneously.
  • How to port python extension modules.
  • How to use brand new features which have been introduced in python 3.

The session will cater to a fairly broad range of abilities. If you're a python newbie, you should be able to keep up with everything. If you're a python guru you might just learn something new (I know I did while preparing the session!).

What to bring

  • A laptop with python 2 and python 3 installed.
  • A shell and text editor.
  • Any python code which you'd like help porting form 2 to 3.
  • The example code from github: https://github.com/timleslie/LCA_py2to3

All examples are platform agnostic and should work on linux/osx/windows.

What to do

  • Turn up :-)
  • Follow along with all the examples.
  • Try out the techniques on your code as we go.
  • Ask questions if you would like clarification...
  • ... but understand that the answer might be "that's beyond the scope of this session, come and chat with me later".

I look forward to seeing you all for a fun and interesting session.

@timl