Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Moving to Open Source Initiative

Today, I shut down the hosting service I was using for PRPIG.  So for a little bit until I get the connections all worked out, I had to revert back to the Blogspot address.  Don't worry, prpig.org will be back online soon, but it will not be with Blogger.

So until I can get the new web content up on the new web hosting, please bear with these changes as I sort out all the bugs....

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Energy Commission is requesting comments on the newly proposed regulations for micro-grids

On the 4th of January, the Puerto Rico Energy Commission issued a proposal for the regulation of micro-grid power alternatives for the government of Puerto Rico, its' businesses, and citizens.

I bring this to your attention now, because they would like to hear from us! We have 30 days to submit our comments.  To catch up in English here's the latest, en Español aqui.

I can't begin to describe how important this is to the Puerto Rico FLOSS technology community, but don't waste time here. Go download the documents and start reading....

Ed: updated the title. It's the Energy Commission of Puerto Rico, not PREPA

Friday, March 17, 2017

Revisiting Trinket

Here's a really cool Python animation using Turtle and Trinket:

Thursday, October 9, 2014

October 2014 PRPIG Meeting

On October 16, the Puerto Rico Python Interest Group (PRPIG) will celebrate it's recent acceptance as an affiliate of the Open Source Initiative, with a new series of user group meeting cohosted within the University of Puerto Rico. PRPIG will be collaborating with respective campus student associations for computer science (AECC, initials in Spanish), to produce user group meetings for students. 

The user group meetings will feature introductory Python sessions by students and user group members. The October PRPIG meeting will be held at Universidad de Puerto Rico en Bayamón, #170 Carretera 174 Parque Industrial Minillas, in the Reception Hall at 7:00pm.

On November 20th, PRPIG will collaborate with the UPR Rio Piedras chapter of the AECC to produce the “Puerto Rico Intellectual Property Summit.” The user group meeting will feature sessions from the UPR Law Clinic, Startups of Puerto Rico, and Ferraiuoli LLC. Sessions anticipated include the Puerto Rico implementation of Creative Commons 3.0, intellectual property protection for startups, and a side-by-side comparison of software licenses.

These student collaborations Provide teens with the opportunity to build skill proficiency in open technologies not typically covered locally in the standard proprietary software driven, technology-based degree programs. For participants, they gain valuable skills that will help prepare them for future education and career success.

PRPIG Gains Affiliate Membership in Open Source Initiative

August 24th, the Puerto Rico Python Interest Group (PRPIG) was formally accepted as an affiliate member of the Open Source Initiative (OSI).  With this honor, PRPIG joins a litany of IT (FLOSS) giants, such as Mozilla, the Python Software Foundation, The Linux Foundation, Debian, and the Drupal Association.  #humbling

"We are pleased to have prPIG join our community,” 
said Patrick Masson, general manager of the OSI.
prPIG captures the very essence of the Open Source movement, where communities of practice self-organize around common goals to share and co-create. prPIG is helping set the standard for peer-driven development across Puerto Rico while also contributing to the larger Python community."
prPIG offers free workshops and seminars to educate about and advocate for the benefits of Open Source. To grow our community and increase our reach we will continue to build bridges among different constituencies, focusing especially on high school and university students.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Victor Vasarely Meets Tina Turtle

I've been playing around with Python Turtle, with the intention of adding finished scripts to trinket.io.  A few months ago, I was successful in porting Victor Vasarely's "Plastic Alphabet" in Python and Tk.  So, as soon as I learned about trinket.io, I've been trying to port the script into Python and Turtle.

After using brute force to get some boxes drawn in Turtle.  This weekend I was able to finish the algorithm to get Turtle to draw columns and rows of boxes.  Needless to say, but the power of trinkets is that you can develop Turtle using your preferred Python IDE, and then simply cut and paste the script into a trinket. Enjoy!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Kahn Academy Interactive Javascript

At the same time I'm checking out trinket.io, I'm trying to brush up on my Javascript. Plus, I wanted to give Kahn Academy's programming courses a trial run. the interactive Javascript window is pretty awesome.  It's a actually a very intelligent IDE as well, which is nice!

Spin-off of "Intro to Coloring"

Made using: Khan Academy Computer Science.

P.S. Unfortunately, I haven't figured out how to scale the embed script, so it fits here.  But, with a wider template, it should work fine. P.S.S I did find out how to turn off the editor, so you get the final output.