Events

Oct
2
Oct. 2, 2014
6:30pm - 7:30pm

PyLadies RDU

Caktus will be presenting at PyLadies RDU's launch. Pyladies is an international mentorship group with a focus on helping more women become active participants and leaders in the Python open-source community.

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Oct
2
October 02-03, 2014

PyCon South Africa 2014

Vinod Kurup will be giving a talk, "Using RapidSMS to power democracy in Libya." Vinod was a key developer on the creation of Libya's SMS voter registration system, the first in the world. PyCon ZA is Africa's largest Python conference.

Abstract:

As web developers, we often think of the web as being a ubiquitous resource, available to everyone. The truth is that there are still large groups of people who have either limited or no web access. In addition, there are people who have excellent web access, yet still prefer to use simpler tools to connect to others. How can we reach these groups of people? While not perfectly ubiquitous, SMS technology is much more widespread, especially in areas that don't have great internet connectivity. It's also ubiquitous in the sense that people who have excellent internet access still use SMS frequently.

The government of Libya recently implemented a voter registration system and chose to use SMS as the implementation technology, largely because of these reasons. In this talk, I will explain how we used RapidSMS, a Django-based SMS framework, to build this groundbreaking voter registration system. We will discuss the basics of the RapidSMS framework, and show concrete examples from our Libyan project. I will mostly describe concepts at a high level, though familiarity with Python code may help you understand the details.

If you truly want your tools to reach everyone, adding SMS connectivity will spread the power of your web apps.

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Oct
23
October 23-24, 2014

All Things Open 2014

Tobias McNulty, CEO, will be speaking on our work in Libya. Join the world’s top developers, technologists and decision makers as we explore open source, open tech and the open web in the enterprise. Two days of keynotes, talks, tutorials, workshops and networking opportunities in Raleigh and the Research Triangle area.

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Past Events

November 13, 2013

November TriPython Night

October 23-24, 2013

All Things Open

October 15-17, 2013

Code for America Summit

September 28-29, 2013

SecondConf 2013

September 23, 2013

EdgeConf 2013

September 21-22, 2013

NCDevCon 2013

September 03-05, 2013

DjangoCon 2013

July 25, 2013

July TriPython Meet Up

July 22-26, 2013

OSCON 2013

June 27, 2013

June TriPython Meeting

June 25 to July 16, 2013

Girl Develop It: Intro to Python

May 30-31, 2013

City Camp 2013

May 23, 2013

May TriPython Meeting

May 18, 2013

BarCamp RDU 2013

April 25, 2013

April TriPython Meeting

March 28, 2013

TriPython March Meeting

March 14-16, 2013

PyCon 2013

February 28, 2013

February TriZPUG Meeting

February 16, 2013

Girl Develop It Code & Coffee

February 13, 2013

February TriZPUG Project Night

January 24, 2013

January TriZPUG Meeting

January 16, 2013

January AIGA Town Square

November 15, 2012

November TriZPUG Meeting

November 14, 2012

November AIGA Town Square

November 13, 2012

Girl Develop It Meetup

October 25, 2012

October TriZPUG Meeting

October 20-21, 2012

PyCarolinas

October 16, 2012

OpenData Day

September 29-30, 2012

NCDevCon

September 27, 2012

September 2012 TriZPUG Meeting

September 27, 2012

September Refresh the Triangle

September 19, 2012

AIGA Town Square

September 04-08, 2012

DjangoCon 2012

August 30, 2012

August Refresh the Triangle

August 23, 2012

August 2012 TriZPUG Meeting

July 28-29, 2012

PyOhio 2012

July 26, 2012

July TriZPUG Meeting

June 28, 2012

June TriZPug

June 09-10, 2012

Django Fundamentals Bootcamp

June 04-06, 2012

DjangoCon Europe 2012

May 24, 2012

May TriZPug

May 02, 2012

TriZPug Project Night

April 20, 2012

SwitchPoint 2012

March 08-10, 2012

PyCon US 2012

February 24, 2012

Dan's Lightning Lunch Talk

February 23, 2012

ReFresh the Triangle

December 08, 2011

Julia's Lightning Lunch Talk

October 28, 2011

Karen's Lightning Lunch Talk

October 05, 2011

NCSU Engineering Career Fair

September 23, 2011

Scott's Lightning Lunch Talk

September 06-08, 2011

DjangoCon 2011

March 04-08, 2011

PyCon 2011