GRPUG Meeting Summary 2/11/2009

We had six people in attendance.
Since I neglected to line up a presentation or presenter, we continued hacking on the web site that we started at the last meeting. We’ve settled on using the Django framework and Google App Engine to host the site. We’ve also started using the Blueprint CSS Framework.
I hunted around for web sites from other Python groups for some inspiration, but didn’t come across anything impressive. Most of them seem to be using vanilla MoinMoin or Plone and did not have much more than meeting information.
Ryan took the reins and very quickly created a basic site and a Django base for us to build on. We came up with the following features for the web site, broken out into Django apps:

  • The home page listing the next meeting, an introduction to the group, and a group activity feed pulled from various parts of the site and external feeds
  • RSVP for meetings so we know when we can start
  • Information about current members and how to become one
  • A form for topic requests
  • A link or embedded version of the GRPUG planet
  • A book section including our dead-tree library, books available to review, and book reviews we’ve written
  • A page with more detailed information about GRPUG
  • A meetings section showing past presentations and topics as well as what is coming up

You can follow our progress as we pretty it up and add features to the GRPUG Web Site.

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