October Meetup

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Date & Time

25th October
3:00pm to 5:30pm


Classroom No 2,
Aerospace Engineering,
Near Gajendra Circle,
IIT Madras, Guindy,

Location map: http://bit.ly/iitm-aero


  • 3:00 - 3:15: Introduction
  • 3:15 - 3:45: Python in Test Automation: Automating Routers with Python
  • 3:45 - 4:05: Creating Command Line Interface using Docopt
  • 4:05 - 4:20: Networking over Tea, sponsored by Clay Labs
  • 4:20 - 4:45: Building Embedded Systems with Twisted
  • 4:45 - 5:15: Lightning Talks


Python in Test Automation: Automating Routers with Python

Speaker: Krishnan Shankar

The talk will cover the following topics:

  • How Python is the best language for Test Automation.
  • What are the areas Python is used for Test Automation.
  • Tools and modules involved in Test Automation.
  • Example: Automation of Routers and how was it accomplished.

Slides: http://www.slideshare.net/SRKKrishnan/python-in-test-automation

Creating Command Line Interface using Docopt

Speaker: Rengaraj

Docopt is a pythonic command line arguments parser. With Docopt, the usage documentation is written first, and passed on to Docopt, which uses this to create the parser! This talk will be a short talk on using Docopt.

Slides: https://googledrive.com/host/0B0UY_FzeTkMUbktGdTFaUTc1M1k/docopt.html

Building Embedded Systems with Twisted

Speaker: Vijay Kumar

Twisted is an asynchronous networking engine written in Python. This talk will show how we, at Zilogic Systems, built an automated library management system, using Twisted and an ARM board running Emdebian Grip. The system uses an RFID reader for user authentication, reed switches to monitor the shelves and a buzzer to raise alerts.

Slides: https://speakerdeck.com/bravegnu/building-embedded-systems-with-twisted

If you would like to give a lightning talk, just come prepared, we will be able to accommodate you.


This time around we are planning to serve tea and snacks during the meet. So do us a favour, and RSVP on our Meetup page That way, we know how many people are coming and can arrange things accordingly.

New to Python?

If you are new to Python, the tutorial at http://learnxinyminutes.com/docs/python/ will give you a quick overview of what Python is all about.

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