We had our October Pyowa meeting last night (10/07/2011) at the IMT Group building in West Des Moines, IA. One of their programmers gave a talk on the python open document (pod) library that is included with the Appy framework. The gist of the talk was that you could create template files in LibreOffice or OpenOffice using either its “Track Changes” feature or its “Field” feature and then use Appy’s pod to a merge of your data, much like a mail merge in Microsoft Word. He went on to show more advanced stuff, like using the Comments functionality of LibreOffice to create loops to make tables or insert pictures.

After the presentation, there was mention of hosting your own local PyPI and a discussion on the merits and pitfalls of Git Vs. Mercurial. There was also some talk of combining Pyowa with the local Ruby group. We also talked about having a meeting where we might discuss Mercurial, Git, and other source code management systems in the future. Also note that there was free pizza and pop at this meeting. We hope you will be able to make it to our next meeting.

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