I’ve gotten a lot of questions about Julython, and it’s not too late to join in the fun.
What is Julython?
It’s a totally silly competition/motivator to work on your Python projects in July. PyStar Philly/PhillyPUG have used it as an excuse to host weekly project nights, teaching people about some common open source tools (I’ve given the Git lecture twice) and helping people over hurdles. In the past few weeks I have:
- Gotten started on an open source Django project that might go to competition
- Sketched out my app model with feedback, so now I have a better data model and architecture
- Worked on upgrading my server’s Python backend to run another app I’m working on
None of these things are world shaking, but it is work that I probably wouldn’t have gotten around to without a silly excuse to get me out of the house and committing code.
I find it great motivation to help Philadelphia compete with Boston. The app counts your commits to Python projects based on a webhook. Yes, it’s possible to cheat, but there are no prizes. So it’d be silly. It’s just a lot of fun.
If you are interested in Python or have some Python projects that’ve been languishing, there’s still a few days left to get involved (especially if you are a Philadelphian 😉 )
And if you’re in Philly Monday, come to our show and tell!
Note: Julython (and other PhillyPUG/PyStar events) aren’t possible without the formidable Dana Bauer. Thanks Dana!