So next week I will be in Montreal for the annual Python Software Foundation conference: PyCon. My coworker and I will be presenting a project we developed at UCF that uses Django, AWS, and a bunch of other tools that allow us to help 60,000 students learn in a better environment.
Next Friday’s post will probably be late, depending on what the internet connection is like up there.
Hey All! I’m in Montreal right now for the annual PyCon conference. I will be presenting PiMAME PiPLAY on Sunday during the poster presentations. I’m excited to be showing off the software and getting feedback from fellow Pythonistas.
My flight in was horrible. Finding my way around Montreal was horrible. But now that I’m here and settled, it’s awesome! The first day of PyCon has been interesting. It feels a little disconnected since we are in a new conference building with multiple floors and the hotels are seperated. The previous ones in California were all connected and on one main floor. Either way, I’m having fun and the talks are good.
PiMAME PiPlay Kickstarter
So, 2 pieces of big news. My Kickstarter has been 100%+ funded. Within 18 hours you all helped to fund my project to 100%. It is increasing every day. I’m overwhelmed and humbled. Thank you all!
I have had to change the name from PiMAME to PiPlay. As I stated in the Kickstarter update, it has come to my attention that I am possibly violating the trademark(s) of the MAMEDev team. This is something that I never meant to do, as I have nothing but the utmost respect and awe for the team that develops MAME.
PiMAME has evolved past just MAME, and it is a perfect time and opportunity to update it.
I will be updating all the names once I get back from this conference.
Made it with a few minutes to spare to do a Friday post, but I have a good reason. CAPTAIN AMERICA!!! Wooo! I love pretty much all things Marvel, and I was very happy with the sequel to the first Cap’n movie. Go see it, and wait till they very end, there are two teasers.
I’m putting in time with PiMAME, I’ve gotten screen shots working, and I need to reimplement the Xing encoder kernel patch for joysticks. Busy busy busy!
Next weekend I will be in Montreal for this years Python programming language conference, PyCon. It’s an incredible event, full of talented people and great projects. I will be presenting PiMAME during the poster sessions on Sunday.
Happy Friday! I got an email this morning from Packt giving me the stats for my book sales from October to December of 2013. I’m happy to report that I have sold over 200 copies. Thank you all so much!
This weekend I will be doing a last minute presentation of PiMAME with FamiLAB at the Orlando Science Center. I will then be preparing for PyCon in Montreal, where I will be doing a poster session on how PiMAME was built in Python. I will also be attending Instructurecon in Utah and speaking about LTIs and how we program and implement them at UCF. It’s going to be a fun two months of traveling 🙂
I have gotten some great feedback on PiMAME 0.8, and I am going to be working on some fixes this weekend (these are my two low hanging fruit goals to complete):
It is the middle of January and it already feels like a year full of events has occurred. I turned 30. It’s a weird feeling not being in my twenties anymore. It will take some getting used too. I spent my birthday with good friends.
My new computer has been built and is running beautifully. Had to return the old PSU because one of the fan blades cracked, which was causing it to overheat. Picked up a Corsair modular PSU and it’s been running 24×7 with no issues.
I was notified that I was chosen to give a poster session at this years Python programming conference, PyCon, in Montreal. I am very excited to be showing off the work I have done with Python and the Raspberry Pi. It’s going to be April 9th through the 11th. The past two conferences have been amazing, and I am excited to be able to have more of a role this year. More information is available at us.pycon.org
Hey all, hoping not to make [Saturday Posts] tags a habit but I feel bad that the wireless ate my last post 🙁
So PyCon is going amazingly well. I have seen some amazing talks, I gave a small talk about PiMAME for 15 minutes in the Raspberry Pi lab. Everyone who attended got a free Pi. Sourceforge told me they could easily host my PiMAME images so that’s a plus for everyone here.
I got to hold (but not wear) a Google Glass. It feels incredibly solid. Light. Balanced. I’m excited for it. O’Reilly was giving out a ton of books, and I have my reading for the next year scheduled.
A lot of the attendees were impressed with PiMAME and I’m excited to get the next version out. I’m brain fried. I will have pictures and things and stuff to post when I get back to Florida on Monday. Woo! PyCon!