[Twisted-Python] Re: Teach Me Twisted?

Steve Holden steve at holdenweb.com
Wed Jan 23 10:18:18 EST 2008

Jaime Wyant wrote:
> I think this is a wonderful idea.  But, be sure to remember those not 
> fortunate enough to attend PyCon (me :)), and keep transcripts or video, 
> or some medium.
I plan to make my own audio recording, so at the very least I can 
transcribe it with Naturally Speaking and edit it for the web. I am not 
currently sure what plans PyCon has for supporting Open Space sessions. 
Sorry you won't be able to make it to PyCon :-(

Aside: do you know that financial support may be available? See


> But the big question is, what will they teach you?  You should have an 
> idea of some type of network application you want to build.  Obviously 
> it should be something that would touch on a lot of different facets of 
> twisted.  Or maybe it would be better to have smaller "example" 
> applications that show off neat things like conch.
That's a good point. Maybe there should be two sessions? One could focus 
on "Twisted principles" and establish the absolute must-know information 
that forms the basis of everyone's knowledge (except, currently, mine).

The seconds could then focus on how to build a small application (an 
echo server? With Twisted that would surely be way too easy: I need 
community help in choosing a task of about the right scope).

> However it pans out, I definitely think this is a great idea...
Thanks very much for your feedback. Without feedback this idea won't get 
anywhere. I'd like it to offer some sort of return to the Twisted 
community for the enthusiastic support its members gave to PyCon back in 
the early days.

Note to everyone: I also need clues for reading *before* the session. 
Assume I have very little time ...


> jw
> On Jan 23, 2008 7:04 AM, Steve Holden <steve at holdenweb.com 
> <mailto:steve at holdenweb.com>> wrote:
>     Hi, Twisters:
>     I've been lurking on the list a while, and wondered how much of a
>     Twisted presence there is going to be at PyCon in March.
>     The reason I ask is because of a conversation that I had with Glyph
>     recently.  We both agreed that it would be a good thing to have more
>     learning materials available for Twisted.
>     One possible solution would be to run an open space session at PyCon in
>     which experienced users explain to a novice how to get started in the
>     Twisted environment.
>     Of course the idea is that I should be the novice (I really don't know
>     that much about Twisted) and that you should be the people explaining to
>     me and (hopefully) leading me through to the Nirvana of twisted
>     enlightenment.
>     Naturally this idea won't work unless experienced Twisted users get
>     behind it.  I would like your suggestions for preliminary reading,
>     though I don't want around arrive at the conference knowing too much.
>     Is this a good idea?
>     regards
>      Steve
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