The Iowa Python Users Group

Next Meeting

Tuesday, April 04, 2017
6pm - 8pm
Source Allies (map)
Mike Driscoll
Source Allies

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Our Presenter

About Mike Driscoll

Mike has been programming with Python for over a decade. He is the creative mind behind the popular Python blog, Mouse Vs. the Python and the author of several books on the Python programming language. Mike is a member of the Python Software Foundation and has worked as a technical reviewer of Python books for Packt Publishing.

The Topic

Intro to Creating PDFs with Reportlab

Many jobs require you to produce documents programmatically. One of the most popular document formats is Adobe’s Portable Document Format (PDF). The Reportlab package allows Python developers to generate PDFs in a very straight-forward manner. In this talk, Mike will help you learn how to do the following:

Create a simple PDF Draw text, lines, circles, rectangles Insert graphics Learn about formatting your text Add tables Create a multi-page document There might be more depending on how quickly we get through all that. I’m going to write up a simple data generator and parser too so we can play around with document processing.

Our Sponsor

Source Allies

Source Allies is a local technical consultancy who values collaboration, craftsmanship, and an ownership mentality. We provide a home to our teammates where we encourage each other to grow not only technically, but as peers & consultants. This is evident in the quality software we deliver to clients.

Learn about our “ownership mentality” at:

Thank you Source Allies for providing our meeting location, food, and drinks for everyone!

Our Location

Source Allies

4501 NW Urbandale Dr, Urbandale, IA 50322

Entrance is on the South side of the building