Django Girls in a coach's point of view
Django Girls Cluj-Napoca adventure for Spyhce

Spyhce Cluj-Napoca, April 4, 2016, by Yeti
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We believe we live in a world where, while professional programmers will always have their role, programming is not just for the professionals anymore.
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I believe the more people know how to express their ideas in code, the better the world can become.

CPython data structures
design and implementation of the CPython's most relevant data structures.

Development Cluj-Napoca, Oct. 29, 2015, by AndreiC
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This article presents and describes the design and implementation of the CPython's most relevant data structures. We will have a look at the underlying C implementation, how these types work and what tweaks are there to make them faster, all good knowledge to make us better at Python.
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I am too shy to write smth about myself.

Design Patterns
Understand what design patterns are all about

Development Cluj-Napoca, Sept. 4, 2015, by Andrei-George Hondrari
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There is a high probability that in software development a problem will occur several times, but with different inputs and outputs, to which the solution involves design patterns that come as generic means of treating these different expectations via an unique implementation ...
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I'm passionate about science, psychology and music.

Wrapping functions with decorators
Learn to create and use Python decorators

Development Cluj-Napoca, Sept. 3, 2015, by Gabi
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If you just started using Python or Django you may have encoutered some functions that have an @ sign followed by a name just before their definition. In Python world this is a syntax to declare that a function is wrapped inside another function (the later being called a decorator) ...
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I am too shy to write smth about myself.

You don't care about performance
Profiling for performance

Development Cluj-Napoca, July 22, 2015, by Vlad
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You don't care about performance, before you rant at me and include my mother in the conversation, answer some of these following questions:

  • Do you test for performance?
  • If you do, you do it in a automatic and repeatable manner?
  • Do you track, analyze and categorize the results? ...
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"All it takes is one bad day to reduce the sanest man alive to lunacy."
-- Joker in The Killing Joke (1988)

Network simulations in Python using Networkx library
Networkx library will be used for some demonstrations about how much fun one could have with boring data structures like graphs

Development Cluj-Napoca, July 13, 2015, by Mihai
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It's important, if you want to get the best out of Networkx, to combine it with other tools from the scipy environment. And please do use the IPython Notebook ( especially if you're planning a presentation. This way people attending it will at least easily see nice pictures of graphs and don't die of boredom while listening to your ranting...
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I am a Web developer with a strong interest in history (all the data we have so far), military strategy, economics and philosophy (Kierkegaard). As development tools I use primarily Python with the Django framework (also used Flask+SQLAlchemy but didn’t like it). On the frontend I recently started using AngularJS and I like it so I’m working on improving my skills in this area. I’m also interested in scipy, numpy and networkx, while barely scratching the surface of what can be done with these wonderful tools.

Python objects
Understanding what classes are, when to use them, and how they can be useful

Development Cluj-Napoca, July 12, 2015, by Paul
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The class is a fundamental building block in Python. It is the underpinning for not only many popular programs and libraries, but the Python standard library as well. Understanding what classes are, when to use them, and how they can be useful is essential.
The class in Python is a mixture of the class mechanisms found in C++ and Modula-3, provide all the standard features of Object Oriented Programming. In a Python program all data is reprezented by objects or by relations between objects...
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I am too shy to write smth about myself.

For love of Python | Spyhce
regular knowledge transfer sessions

Training Cluj-Napoca, Jan. 30, 2015, by Cristina
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Cluj-Napoca, January 30th, 2015. Yesterday, as part of our internal training program, Paul gave a talk on Python’s approach to Object Oriented Programming. This is the 3rd talk in the series, following one onJavascript, Dependency Injection and AngularJS and another one on Python Data Structures.
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I am Cristina. What I do best ? I move things! While smiling.