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(fwd) LOCAL: Washington DC Linux User Group meeting and Python talk

Guy W Bzibziak
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Subject: LOCAL: Washington DC Linux User Group meeting and Python talk
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The December meeting of Washington DC Linux user group will take place
on Wednesday, December 20, 1995, at 7pm, at the Lippsett auditorium
at NIH (see directions below).

This month, Guido van Rossum, who is visiting in DC from Netherlands,
will talk about the Python language. Guido invented Python as an
improvement on other scripting languages by introducing
object-oriented features. In a word, Python combines Perl 5.x's
OO approach with Tcl's extensibility.

TITLE: An Introduction to the Python Programming Language,
       With a Detour to the Grail Browser

ABSTRACT:

       Python is an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented
       programming language, which is considered by many a step up
       from Tcl or Perl.  Python's syntax is elegant and clutter-free,
       and encourages short but readable programs.  At the same time,
       Python's class and module concepts support the construction of
       large programs as well.  Python has very high level data types
       that also help to relieve the programmer's burden.  Python is
       extensible with modules written in C or C++, and comes with a
       comprehensive library which includes system calls as well as
       GUI interfaces.  It has been ported to most Unix platforms,
       Windows, and Macintosh, and best of all, it is completely free.
       For more info, see http://www.python.org/.

       Grail is an extensible Internet browser written in Python.  It
       allows downloading of Python code ("applets") to enhance the
       interactivity of web pages, and can be extended with Python
       modules to support new protocols, file types or HTML tags.  For
       more info, see http://monty.cnri.reston.va.us/grail-0.2/.



  Greetings, and see you at the meeting

                        przemek klosowski ([hidden email])
                        Reactor Division (bldg. 235), E111
                        National Institute of Standards and Technology
                        Gaithersburg, MD 20899,      USA

                        (301) 975 6249


PS I enclose the meeting dates for next year (1996); please
mark your calendars.

        January  17
        February 21
        March    20
        April    17
        May      15
        June     19
        July     17
        August   21
        September 18
        October  16
        November 20
        December 18

All meetings are scheduled in Lippsett auditorium of the National
Institutes of Health; see our home page,
       
        http://dcpages.ari.net/dclinux/dclinux.html.

BIG PICTURE:

   to Frederick                to Baltimore & NYC
        \  \
         I-270                       / /
          \  \                      / /
Gaithersburg  \                    I-95
            \  Rockville          / /
            |  |                 / /
             \  ==I-495 beltway=/ /
             //                  \\
            //                    \\
            ||     Washington      ||
            ||         DC          ||
        Fairfax                    ||
             ||                   //
              \\                 //
                =================


NIH AND VICINITY

                 Rockville Pike
 I-270 spur        (Rte 355)
    \     \__________|____|_________________
     \          
     /                       I-495 Beltway
    /      /---------|----|-----------------
                   Wisconsin Ave
                     |    |
                     |    |
                     |    |
                     |    |
 Cedar Lane =========     |   Bldg. 10 is the huge NIH hospital
               |     |    |   complex.  There is some parking
     West Dr.->|     |    |   just to the north of it, off West Dr.
               |     |    |   as well as in the underground garage.
           Bldg 10   |    |   Lippsett auditorium is located on the
                     |    |   left side of the main entrance hall.
      South Drive ===     |
                     |    |
         M   Medical Center
            (Red Metro Line)


Those with Mosaic/Gopher can retrieve the NIH site map via

   http://www.nih.gov   or   gopher://gopher.nih.gov

in "NIT/Bethesda Campus Info" / "NIH maps and photos" branch




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                        przemek klosowski ([hidden email])
                        Reactor Division (bldg. 235), E111
                        National Institute of Standards and Technology
                        Gaithersburg, MD 20899,      USA

                        (301) 975 6249


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Re: (fwd) LOCAL: Washington DC Linux User Group meeting and Python talk

Susan G. Kleinmann-4
How did the Washington Linux User Group get so lucky?   Any chance we could
get Guido von Rossum to come to Boston?  
Susan Kleinmann
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Re: (fwd) LOCAL: Washington DC Linux User Group meeting and Python talk

Rodney Thayer-2
In reply to this post by Guy W Bzibziak
unless someone has a better answer...

perhaps you could take this as a volunteer opportunity and surf your way to
their web site/etc. and see if you can research that question....

if you do, pass on the url's you hit so we can accumulate them on OUR web site.


At 06:09 AM 12/19/95 -0500, you wrote:
>How did the Washington Linux User Group get so lucky?   Any chance we could
>get Guido von Rossum to come to Boston?  
>Susan Kleinmann
>[hidden email]
>
>

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