Tuesday, October 14, 2014

October Project Night

Winston Salem project night


This event is also on our meetup page:
http://www.meetup.com/PYthon-Piedmont-Triad-User-Group-PYPTUG/events/212521332/


  As always, it will be the 3rd Wednesday of the month. That's the 15th of October at 6pm.

When

 

3rd Wednesday of the month, 6pm
October 15 2014



Where

Inmar

635 Vine St,
Room 1130H "Dash"
Winston-Salem, NC

This will be at the Inmar building in downtown Winston Salem.­

What

Do you have a project you want to show off? Or do you need a second set of eyes on your code? Would you like to hack on an open source project? Perhaps you need help getting a module on a specific platform? Don't have a project but would like to help others or to learn more Python?

Don Jennings will continue our new feature of our monthly project nights:
 The Newbie Corner

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

PYPTUG Meeting - September 29th

PYthon Piedmont Triad User Group meeting

Come join PYPTUG at out next meeting (September 29th 2014) to learn more about the Python programming language, modules and tools. Python is the perfect language to learn if you've never programmed before, and at the other end, it is also the perfect tool that no expert would do without.


What

Meeting will start at 5:30pm.

We will open on an Intro to PYPTUG and on how to get started with Python, PYPTUG activities and members projects, then on to News from the community.

This month we will have two talks!

Talk #1

by Delphine Masse

Title: "Alembic for database version control"

Bio: Delphine is a python software engineer at Inmar working on APIs and B2B applications. Previous to working at Inmar she was developing website solutions for the pharmaceutical industry on LAMP stack with PHP. Her academic background includes computer science and biology and interests range from data mining to UI optimization.

Abstract: Managing databases manually in multiple environments can quickly become a headache. Alembic is a python package that allows to formalize each database change and to apply those changes consistently across multiple environments. I will go over the use of Alembic with MySQL as well as some "gotchas" and how to best handle them.

 

Talk #2

by Paul Pauca

Title: "Assistive Technologies for the Disabled"
 
Bio: Dr. Paul Pauca is an Associate Professor at Wake Forest. He is interested in the application of computer science to the benefit of society, particularly in the use of technology to assist the disabled.

Abstract: Dr. Pauca will introduce some of his recent research projects in developing highly affordable modern technology that can bridge the interaction gap between computers and people with physical and cognitive disabilities The goal of his research group is to exploit recent advancements in machine learning, computer vision, and human computer interaction to use the person’s body as the interface between the computer and the brain, thereby reducing or eliminating the limiting effects of conventional interface devices.

 

 Lightning talks!


We might have some time for extemporaneous "lightning talks" of 5-10 minute duration. If you'd like to do one, some suggestions of talks were provided here, if you are looking for inspiration. Or talk about a project you are working on.






When

Monday, September 29th 2014
Meeting starts at 5:30PM

Where

Wake Forest University, close to Polo Rd and University Parkway:

Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC 27109

 Map this

See also this campus map (PDF) and also the Parking Map (PDF) (Manchester hall is #20A on the parking map)

And speaking of parking:  Parking after 5pm is on a first-come, first-serve basis.  The official parking policy is:
"Visitors can park in any general parking lot on campus. Visitors should avoid reserved spaces, faculty/staff lots, fire lanes or other restricted area on campus. Frequent visitors should contact Parking and Transportation to register for a parking permit.

Mailing List


Don't forget to sign up to our user group mailing list:

https://groups.google.com/d/forum/pyptug?hl=en

It is the only step required to become a PYPTUG member.

Meetup Group


In order to get a feel for how much food we'll need, we ask that you register your attendance to this meeting on meetup:

http://www.meetup.com/PYthon-Piedmont-Triad-User-Group-PYPTUG/events/ddlvxgysmbmc/

Friday, August 22, 2014

PYPTUG Meeting - August 25th


PYthon Piedmont Triad User Group meeting

Come join PYPTUG at out next meeting (August 25th 2014) to learn more about the Python programming language, modules and tools. Python is the perfect language to learn if you've never programmed before, and at the other end, it is also the perfect tool that no expert would do without.


What

Meeting will start at 5:30pm.

We will open on an Intro to PYPTUG and on how to get started with Python, PYPTUG activities and members projects, then on to News from the community.

Finally, the main part of the meeting will be a presentation.

Python for C# Developers:

Python Tools for Visual Studio

PTVS 2.1RC has just been released. Microsoft Visual Studio comes in a variety of flavors, including a scaled down free version. PTVS works fine with it. So you can use it without cost to you.

But beyond that, you will learn how C# and Python can interact, how they relate, what typical C# patterns look like in Python, etc.

Who would benefit from Python for C# Developers?

Although it seems to imply that one has to be an actual C Sharp developer to benefit, the truth is that anybody that is intent on writing a program that will run on a Windows computer would benefit.

When

Monday, August 25th 2014
Meeting starts at 5:30PM

Where

Wake Forest University, close to Polo Rd and University Parkway:

Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC 27109

 Map this

See also this campus map (PDF) and also the Parking Map (PDF) (Manchester hall is #20A on the parking map)

And speaking of parking:  Parking after 5pm is on a first-come, first-serve basis.  The official parking policy is:
"Visitors can park in any general parking lot on campus. Visitors should avoid reserved spaces, faculty/staff lots, fire lanes or other restricted area on campus. Frequent visitors should contact Parking and Transportation to register for a parking permit.

Mailing List


Don't forget to sign up to our user group mailing list:

https://groups.google.com/d/forum/pyptug?hl=en

It is the only step required to become a PYPTUG member.

Meetup Group


In order to get a feel for how much food we'll need, we ask that you register your attendance to this meeting on meetup:

http://www.meetup.com/PYthon-Piedmont-Triad-User-Group-PYPTUG/events/199209182/

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

July Project Night

Winston Salem project night


This event is also on our meetup page:
http://www.meetup.com/PYthon-Piedmont-Triad-User-Group-PYPTUG/events/191488522/


  As always, it will be the 3rd Wednesday of the month. That's the 18th of June at 6pm.

When

 

3rd Wednesday of the month, 6pm
July 16 2014 

AKA TONIGHT!


Where

Inmar

635 Vine St,
Room 1131H "Winston Salem"
Winston-Salem, NC

This will be at the new Inmar building in downtown Winston Salem, in the Wake Forest Innovation Quarters.
http://www.bizjournals.com/triad­

What

Do you have a project you want to show off? Or do you need a second set of eyes on your code? Would you like to hack on an open source project? Perhaps you need help getting a module on a specific platform? Don't have a project but would like to help others or to learn more Python?

Don Jennings will continue our new feature of our monthly project nights:
 The Newbie Corner

We might also be playing with touchscreens and/or a Teensy v3.1.

Monday, June 23, 2014

PYPTUG Meeting - June 30th

PYthon Piedmont Triad User Group meeting

Come join PYPTUG at out next meeting (June 30th 2014) to learn more about the Python programming language, modules and tools. Python is the perfect language to learn if you've never programmed before, and at the other end, it is also the perfect tool that no expert would do without.


What

Meeting will start at 5:30pm.

We will open on an Intro to PYPTUG and on how to get started with Python, PYPTUG activities and members projects, then on to News from the community.

Finally, the main part of the meeting will be a workshop. Not Python specific, but about creative problem solving, it should be of interest to many people.

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Demystifying MacGyver:

Creative Problem Solving with a Mullet

Demystifying MacGyver is brand new workshop designed and instructed by Evan Booth, creator of Terminal Cornucopia. The mission of Demystifying MacGyver is threefold:
  1. Equip attendees by covering the theoretical and practical fundamentals of creative problem solving
  2. Inspire attendees with real-world examples
  3. Engage attendees with hands-on exercises

Who would benefit from Demystifying MacGyver?

Regardless of the industry, one's ability to successfully apply unorthodox thinking to solve problems is the fuel that powers progress and innovation.

When

Monday, June 30th 2014
Meeting starts at 5:30PM

Where

Wake Forest University, close to Polo Rd and University Parkway:

Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC 27109

 Map this

See also this campus map (PDF) and also the Parking Map (PDF) (Manchester hall is #20A on the parking map)

And speaking of parking:  Parking after 5pm is on a first-come, first-serve basis.  The official parking policy is:
"Visitors can park in any general parking lot on campus. Visitors should avoid reserved spaces, faculty/staff lots, fire lanes or other restricted area on campus. Frequent visitors should contact Parking and Transportation to register for a parking permit.

Mailing List


Don't forget to sign up to our user group mailing list:

https://groups.google.com/d/forum/pyptug?hl=en

It is the only step required to become a PYPTUG member.

Meetup Group


In order to get a feel for how much food we'll need, we ask that you register your attendance to this meeting on meetup:

http://www.meetup.com/PYthon-Piedmont-Triad-User-Group-PYPTUG/events/187478772/

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

June Project Night

Winston Salem project night


This event is also on our meetup page:
http://www.meetup.com/PYthon-Piedmont-Triad-User-Group-PYPTUG/events/dxvtcjysjbxb/


  As always, it will be the 3rd Wednesday of the month. That's the 18th of June at 6pm.


When

 

3rd Wednesday of the month, 6pm
June 18 2014 

Where

Inmar

635 Vine St,
Room 1130H "Dash"
Winston-Salem, NC

This will be at the new Inmar building in downtown Winston Salem, in the Wake Forest Innovation Quarters.
http://www.bizjournals.com/triad­

What

Do you have a project you want to show off? Or do you need a second set of eyes on your code? Would you like to hack on an open source project? Perhaps you need help getting a module on a specific platform? Don't have a project but would like to help others or to learn more Python?

Don Jennings will take charge of a new feature of our monthly project nights:
 The Newbie Corner

Francois Dion will be putting the finishing touch on a project he'll be presenting at South East Linux Fest (SELF) 2014. According to the final schedule, his presentation will be on Friday the 20th at 4PM