Friday, April 22, 2016

PYPTUG Monthly meeting (Fraction, Statistics, Decorator)

Come join PYPTUG at out next monthly meeting (April 26th 2016) 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. 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.

Then on to the main talk.


Main Talk: Python Fraction, Statistics modules
by Francois Dion
Bio:
Artist, Coder, Data Scientist, Entrepreneur, Hacker, Mentor, Musician, Polyglot, Photographer, Polymath

Abstract:
Continuing where we left off last month and the Decimal module, we'll continue into Fraction. We'll then see how the Statistics module that is a part of the standard library of Python 3 support these different data types. You should come out of this talk ready to tackle more advanced modules like StatsModels

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.
There are already 2 lightning talks that have been confirmed, with some security related part and one on decorators.

When

Tuesday, April 26th 2016
Meeting starts at 6:00PM

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.

RSVP on meetup:
http://www.meetup.com/PYthon-Piedmont-Triad-User-Group-PYPTUG/events/230509439/

Monday, April 18, 2016

#Dataviz #infoviz and other random things: @PYPTUG Project Night Wednesday April 20th


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?
Whatever the case may be, project nights are your opportunity to get some help or to help others, so bring your laptop (or Raspberry Pi or whatever device that can run Python) and let's get things going
As always, plenty of projects to work on, mentoring available and interesting conversations. 

When

This meeting will be on Wednesday, April 20 at 6pm in the Dash room at Inmar:

Where

Inmar

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

RSVP

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

PYPTUG March Monthly meeting (Decimal module, visualization)

PYthon Piedmont Triad User Group meeting


Come join PYPTUG at out next monthly meeting (March 29th 2016) 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. 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.

Then on to the main talk.


Main Talk: Python Decimal module
Bio:
David Handy is a software developer with over 15 years Python experience. He works in Inmar's Digital Promotions Network, developing web services and platform APIs. Previous experience includes supercomputers, enterprise web applications, telecom systems, and VLSI design. He has taught several programming seminars for beginners and wrote an introductory programming guide titled "Computer Programming is Fun!". He is a homeschooling dad and volunteer science instructor. In his spare time he tries to get some sleep.

Abstract:
A tour of Python's decimal module

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, March 29th 2016
Meeting starts at 6:00PM

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.

RSVP on meetup:
 http://www.meetup.com/PYthon-Piedmont-Triad-User-Group-PYPTUG/events/229483203/

Sunday, January 24, 2016

PYPTUG Monthly meeting (#3D, #matplotlib)


  • Tuesday, January 26, 2016

    6:00 PM
  • Manchester Hall Room 241

    Wake Forest University, Winston SalemNC


  • Come join PYPTUG at out next monthly meeting (January 26th 2016) 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. Monthly meetings are in addition to our project nights. 

    What
    Meeting will start at 6:00pm. Please note 6PM.

    Come join PYPTUG at out next monthly meeting.
    "3D visuals for fun and profit"
    We live in a 3-dimensional world, but most of us are still stuck with a 2D display. Part presentation, part hands on, we'll get familiar with the python ecosystem that allows us to get out and play with the 3rd dimension.
    If you want to follow along, you should have installed Python (3.4 preferred) and numpy / matplotlib. That will get you started. If you also install seaborn, jupyter notebook and ipython, you'll be able to replicate everything we will do.


    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. 

    Where
    Wake Forest University, close to Polo Rd and University Parkway:
    Manchester Hall
    room: Manchester 241 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/227335910/

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

PYPTUG Meeting - November 24th (TensorFlow, Hackathon, ATDD and more)

PYthon Piedmont Triad User Group meeting


Come join PYPTUG at out next monthly meeting (November 24th 2015) 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. Monthly meetings are in addition to our project nights.


What

Meeting will start at 6:00pmPLEASE NOTE, 6PM!

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 (Matplotlib and learn, etc). We will also talked a good bit about TensorFlowWhat are the implications of Google TensorFlow for you, your business or industry? More than you might think. And we will update you on the progress of our UAV quadcopter.

We will also hear from the Flying Turtles! They won first place at Civicon 2015 earlier this month: http://hackathon.codeforgreensboro.org

Then on to the main talk.

Main Talk: 

Agile testing and ATDD
by Pradeep Macharla
Bio:

Pradeep Macharla leads Continuous Delivery practices at Inmar. Pradeep has 14 years of High-Tech experience consulting and working with small, medium & large companies. He spent the last several years helping organizations increase their agility through a combination of lean and Agile-XP principles.
He speaks and contributes to open source efforts involving ATDD, Extreme Programming, DevOps, Test Automation Design Patterns and Software Craftsmanship. Pradeep’s work resulted in a number of framework patterns that are being used across various companies and his open source work can be found in multiple repositories at

Abstract:
This session persuades the need to collaborate effectively in a high-tech environment. It further emphasizes the need to automate systems to keep up with business agility. It also talks about trends on Agile Testing and Acceptance Test Driven Development. In this session we also address questions viz.

1)    Why is it extremely important for the 3 amigos – Product Owner, Developer and Tester to be on the same page until a piece of software is delivered to the customer?
2)    Why is Continuous Integration, probably the most mature way to keep up with the pace of business & technical agility?

We will reflect on some of the proven and successful Agile methodologies that are helping companies in various industries keep up with technology changes.

   

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.

We will have a lightning talk on handling unicode (somewhat) transparently.


When

Tuesday, November 24th 2015
Meeting starts at 6:00PM

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/226799661/