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


Wednesday, June 4, 2014

The "DASH"

In Winston...


When somebody says the word "dash" in Winston Salem, they are probably referencing the local MILB baseball team, the "Dash" (@WSDashBaseball)


Unless...


You are a member of PYPTUG. Our Winston Salem, NC project nights are held in the innovation quarter, downtown Winston Salem, at the Inmar building on Vine St, in the "Dash" meeting room.


Please come in





Our next project night will be on Wednesday June 18th at 6PM.

BTW, if you are searching for 635 Vine St, you'll get to the right place, but if you search for Inmar, 635 Vine St, you'll end up on Pilgrim Ct, Inmar's old building...

And, Google hasn't driven past the new building in a long time, so if you use street view, you'll see how the old Reynolds building looked before a complete remodel.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

PYPTUG Meeting - April 28th

PYthon Piedmont Triad User Group meeting


Come join PYPTUG at out next meeting (April 28th 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.

MAIN TALK

No main talk this month, instead we will have a pot-pourri of shorter presentations, various subjects ranging from Hadoop to Game development, in the spirit of Lightning talks!

Lightning talks!


As always, 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

Monday, April 28th 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

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

April 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/170070992/

  As always, it will be the 3rd Wednesday of the month. That's the 16th of April at 6pm.


When

 

3rd Wednesday of the month, 6pm
April 16th 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?

We will also have a conversation on how we (PYPTUG) will be structuring a free python class. If you are interested as mentor, student, or simply to offer suggestions, set aside some time on your calendar and come by the project night.

Even if all you want to do is come check it out out of curiosity, please do!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

PYPTUG Meeting - March 31st

PYthon Piedmont Triad User Group meeting


Come join PYPTUG at out next meeting (March 31st 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. After that, on to our main talk.

DOOR PRIZE

We will be giving away one copy of "Learning Python" by Mark Lutz. About 1600 pages, makes a dictionary looks small... Attendees will receive a ticket for the drawing.


MAIN TALK

by Neal Caren

Title: “How the Times writes about men and women”, and other things social scientists do with Python

Bio: I a sociologist at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. I primarily study the relationship between social movements and the media. I use Python primarily for gathering textual data from the Internet and for the quantitative analysis of text.

Abstract: This talk will primarily focus on analyzing text in Python. I will review of a few of the major ways that social scientists use Python to analyze textual data, including sentiment analysis and text classification. I’ll primarily draw on my own work looking at newspaper data and scientific articles.

Lightning talks!



After the 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

Monday, March 31st 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