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[SLUG] SLUG FebruaryMonthly Meeting - Python Game Programming *Tutorial*
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- Subject: [SLUG] SLUG FebruaryMonthly Meeting - Python Game Programming *Tutorial*
- From: Tim Ansell <mithro@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 11 Feb 2010 10:54:37 -0800
- Cc: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx, activities@xxxxxxxxxxx
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You can read the full version of this announcement at
== Summary ==
Date: Friday 29nd of January (Friday next week).
Start Time: Arrive at 6:15pm for a 6:30pm *sharp* start
Format: Python Game Programming, BOFs, Pizza Dinner
Where: Google Australia, opposite Star City
*** You will need a setup laptop to participate in this tutorial. **
***** Instructions for setting up your laptop are listed at
== SLUG January Monthly Meeting ==
Instead of running two 45 minute talks will be having two Python game
tutorials. At the end of each tutorial you should have a fully playable
game developed and running!
The first tutorial will be suitable for beginners of all ages, no
programming experience will be required. The tutorial will focus around
a "Punch the Monkey" game, but there should also be enough meat for
more advanced people to create something cool.
The second tutorial will be suitable for people who want to advanced
further and will concentrate on extending skills learnt in the earlier
tutorial. Some programming experience is recommended for this tutorial.
During this tutorial people will create a clone of either space
invaders or asteroids.
As the tutorials will be interactive you will need to bring a laptop.
You will also need to set-up your laptop with the appropriate software.
The software runs on Linux, Mac and Windows. You will need to install:
* Python - http://python.org
* Pyglet - http://pyglet.org
* Rabbyt - http://matthewmarshall.org/projects/rabbyt/
To test that everything works, I have included a small Python program
which will display "It works" if everything is working.
To do so on Ubuntu, you would use the following commands;
# Install python and easy_install
apt-get install python python-setuptools
# Install pyglet and rabbyt
# Test everything is working
If you figure out instructions for other operating systems or Linux
versions please add them at:
*** If you have problems, please turn up **early** so we can fix them!
= Meeting Details =
SLUG is the very mis-named Sydney Linux User Group. We are a general
Open Source interest group which runs our primary event on the last
Friday of every month (except December). Meetings are open to the
general public, and are free of charge.
Our venue is Google, Level 5, 48 Pirrama Road, Pyrmont. It's across the
road from Star City Casino. A map of the area can be found here, and
public transit directions are at . Appropriate signage and directions
will be posted around the building.
You will need to sign-in to enter the venue. This can be performed when
you arrive, but to save time we recommend that you do so online
beforehand at Eventbrite ( http://slug.eventbrite.com ).
If you are unsure, please sign up as a 'maybe'. This allows us to
organise adequate meeting space and facilities. You do not need to
create an account to indicate your attendance.
= Meeting Schedule =
We start at 18.30 but we ask that people arrive at least 15 minutes
early so we an all get into the building and start on time. Please do
not arrive before 18.00, as it may hinder business activities for our
See here for an explanation of the segments.
* 18.15: Open Doors
* 18.30: Announcements, News, Introductions
* 18.45: General Talk
* 19.30: Intermission
* 19.45: In-Depth Talk
* 20.30: Dinner
BoFs and the Hackerspace run from the time the doors open.
= Bird of a Feather (BoF) Sessions =
The list of BoFs at the moment are:
* SLUGlets - our regular forum for newbies and desktop users
If you would like to run a BoF, please discuss on the SLUG Activities
= Hacker Space =
We have heaps of room available to us at Google. If the talks do not
grab you, feel free to come along and hack away on your favourite
project in the designated Hacker Space.
= Dinner =
For dinner, we order in a selection of pizzas. The cost is $10 per
head, and we will be collecting money from the beginning of the
meeting. If you have any particular dietary requirements (e.g.
vegetarian), let us know beforehand. Dinner is a great way to
socialise and learn in a relaxed atmosphere :)
For those who want to continue the conversation after dinner, some of
us will be heading to a pub in the local area.