Tuesday, January 23, 2018

PYPTUG Monthly meeting: 10 million and counting

Come join us for our first meeting of 2018, on Tuesday January 30th at 6pm. We are starting the year with a bang as we'll have some prizes to give away:

The Official Raspberry Pi Beginners book with a Raspberry Pi Zero W computer!

Programming the Raspberry Pi book

And of course we will have food. So please RSVP! (see bottom of page). The main presentation is going to be a little bit different.


Main Presentation:  10 million and counting


by Francois Dion
Abstract:

A pre-teen girl, an infosec professional, a devops practitioner, a Japanese literature student, a budding data scientist, a multimedia artist, an IoT entrepreneur, a museum curator, a musician and a machine learning expert. What do they have in common?
They, along with several million others, are Raspberry Pi users. A very inexpensive ($5-$35 depending on the model) computer that has been used to build everything from musical instruments, to robot farmers, to large computer clusters, to high altitude balloons, to 3d scanner, or just to be a learning playground for a new software technology or programming language.

  • Never heard of it before, or just curious how to get started? Don't miss the presentation.
  • Using the Raspberry Pi already? You'll find out what else you can do with it.
  • Running a business and wondering how this fits in? You'll find out.
  • Already an expert and built a cluster with a dozen of them?  Bring your project and show it off.
Bio:

Francois Dion is the founder and Chief Data Scientist of Dion Research LLC, specializing in analytics, data science, IoT and visualization.
 
For the past 6 year, he also has given talks, workshops and presentations on the Raspberry Pi in schools, community colleges and universities, at Python, Data Science and Linux conferences and at professional associations meetings and at various companies. He has built open source teaching projects based on the Raspberry Pi, such as at PiQuiz Machine and the Pi-A-Sketch, both featured on the official Raspberry Pi Foundation website. He's also integrated then as payloads for High Altitude Balloon launches.
When:

Tuesday, January 30 2018
Meeting starts at 6:00PM

Where:
Wake Forest University, close to Polo Rd and University Parkway:
Manchester Hall
Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC 27109

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

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

PYPTUG Monthly meeting: Introduction to AWS Lambda

Come join PYPTUG at out next monthly meeting (October 24th 2017) to learn more about the Python programming language, modules and tools. Python is the ideal language to learn if you've never programmed before, and at the other end, it is also a tool that no expert would do without.


 
Main Talk: " Introduction to AWS Lambda"


by Andres Silva
 
Abstract:

AWS Lambda is a compute service that runs your code in response to events and automatically manages the compute resources for you, making it easy to build applications that respond quickly to new information. This presentation will help understand how the AWS Lambda platform to build python applications for the cloud.
 
Bio:

Andres Silva is a Senior Technical Account Manager for AWS Enterprise Support. He has been working with AWS technology for more than 6 years. Andres works with Enterprise customers to design, implement and support complex cloud infrastructures.
 
When:
Tuesday, October 24 2017
Meeting starts at 6:00PM

Where:
Wake Forest University, close to Polo Rd and University Parkway:
Manchester Hall
Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC 27109

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

RSVP on meetup:
https://www.meetup.com/PYthon-Piedmont-Triad-User-Group-PYPTUG/events/243868882/

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

PYPTUG monthly meeting: Plotly, dash and company

Come join PYPTUG at out next monthly meeting (September 19th 2017) to learn more about the Python programming language, modules and tools. Python is the ideal language to learn if you've never programmed before, and at the other end, it is also a tool that no expert would do without. Monthly meetings are in addition to our project nights.



What

Meeting will start at 6:00pm.

Main Talk: "Plotly, dash and company"

by Francois Dion

Remake of W. Playfair's classic visualization (source: Plot.ly)

Abstract:

There are many visualization packages available out there, each best suited to specific scenarios. In the past several years, I've covered Matplotlib, Seaborn, Vincent, ggplot, 3d visualizations through matplotlib, D3.js and mpld3 and Bokeh. In this presentation we will cover plotly (for javascript, R and Python) and related packages and when it makes sense to use it.


Bio:


Francois Dion is the founder and Chief Data Scientist of Dion Research LLC, specializing in analytics, data science, IoT and visualization. 

He is the author of several open source software, such as stemgraphic (www.stemgraphic.org), the founder of the Python user group for the Piedmont Triad of North Carolina (www.pyptug.org) and mentors various groups in Python, R and analytics at large. You might have run across his multiple part series on LinkedIn on data science books, including part V on Visualization.

When:

Please note, this meeting will be one week early in the month compared to our normal schedule:

Tuesday, September 19th 2017
Meeting starts at 6:00PM

Where:
Wake Forest University, close to Polo Rd and University Parkway:
Manchester Hall
Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC 27109



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:


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

Please RSVP so we have enough food for people attending!
RSVP on meetup:
https://www.meetup.com/PYthon-Piedmont-Triad-User-Group-PYPTUG/events/242721091/

Friday, June 16, 2017

PYPTUG Monthly meeting "Kivy" June 27

Come join PYPTUG at out next monthly meeting (June 27th 2017) to learn more about the Python programming language, modules and tools. Python is the ideal 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. Monthly meetings are in addition to our project nights.



What

Meeting will start at 6:00pm.

Main Talk: "Kivy"

by Bob Gailer

Abstract:

Bob Gailer will present Kivy:

• What is Kivy? Where does it run?
• Kivy programming in Python plus The Kivy Language
• Installing
• Layouts
• Widgets, Properties, Events, Event Handlers
• Buildozer - Creating Android apps
• Android Emulators
• Kivy Launcher
• Garden – user contributed modules
• Communicating with the Kivy Team
• Documentation caveats
• Helpful Links
• Contributing

Bio:

Bob Gailer is a programmer, application developer, and adult education teacher with experience in many languages, platforms, application development systems including Python since 1995. 


When:
Tuesday, June 27th 2017
Meeting starts at 6:00PM

Where:
Wake Forest University, close to Polo Rd and University Parkway:
Manchester Hall
Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC 27109



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:


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

RSVP on meetup:
meetup.com/PYthon-Piedmont-Triad-User-Group-PYPTUG/events/239269030/

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

PYPTUG Monthly meeting "Seeking Exotics" May 30th

Come join PYPTUG at out next monthly meeting (May 30th 2017) to learn more about the Python programming language, modules and tools. Python is the ideal 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. Monthly meetings are in addition to our project nights.



What

Meeting will start at 6:00pm.

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.


Main Talk: "Seeking Exotics"

by Francois Dion, Data Scientist, Inmar Inc.

Abstract:

Medicare payments, UPC code descriptions, fertility rate and fires. All of it is data, some of which is erroneous and some of which is anomalous. Seeking Exotics introduces the audience to the world of outliers and anomaly detection through the use of metrics, visualizations and open source machine learning tools.

Lightning talks! 


We will 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
Tuesday, May 30th 2017Meeting starts at 6:00PM

Where
Wake Forest University, close to Polo Rd and University Parkway:
Manchester Hall
Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC 27109



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:


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

RSVP on meetup:
meetup.com/PYthon-Piedmont-Triad-User-Group-PYPTUG/events/238568416/