Monday, September 19, 2016

PYPTUG Monthly meeting September 27th 2016 (Just bring Glue)

Come join PYPTUG at out next monthly meeting (September 27th 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, in particular some updates on the Quadcopter project, then on to News from the community.

Then on to the main talk. If you missed Rob Agle's talk at PyData Carolinas (http://pydata.org/carolinas2016/schedule/presentation/62/), here is your chance. This will be an extended version.

 
Main Talk: Just Bring Glue - Leveraging Multiple Libraries To Quickly Build Powerful New Tools
by Rob Agle
Bio:
Rob Agle is a software engineer at Inmar, where he works on the high-availability REST APIs powering the organization's digital promotions network. His technical interests include application and network security, machine learning and natural language processing.

Abstract:
It has never been easier for developers to create simple-yet-powerful data-driven or data-informed tools. Through case studies, we'll explore a few projects that use a number of open source libraries or modules in concert. Next, we'll cover strategies for learning these new tools. Finally, we wrap up with pitfalls to keep in mind when gluing powerful things together quickly.

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, September 27th 2016
Meeting starts at 6:00PM

Where

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

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/233759543/

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

PYPTUG Monthly meeting August 30 2016 (flask-restplus, openstreetmap)

Come join PYPTUG at out next monthly meeting (August 30th 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, in particular some updates on the Quadcopter project, then on to News from the community.

Then on to the main talk.

 
Main Talk: Building a RESTful API with Flask-Restplus and Swagger
by Manikandan Ramakrishnan
Bio:
Manikandan Ramakrishnan is a Data Engineer with Inmar Inc.

Abstract:
Building an API and documenting it properly is like having a cake and eating it too. Flask-RESTPlus is a great Flask extension that makes it really easy to build robust REST APIs quickly with minimal setup. With its built in Swagger integration, it is extremely simple to document the endpoints and to enforce request/response models.

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.
One lightning talk will cover OpenStreetMap

When

Tuesday, August 30th 2016
Meeting starts at 6:00PM

Where

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

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/233095834/

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Winston Salem Project Night! Autonomous vehicles (#uav), #PyData August 17th

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.

We need some help with some work on the Quadcopter. In particular, how to send and receive Smart Bus (FrSky) data from a Raspberry Pi, hardware level conversion etc. Computer vision work needed too. And some of us will also be working on our PyData Carolinas presentations.

When

This meeting will be on Wednesday, August 17th at 6pm in the Dash room at Inmar:

Where

Inmar

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

RSVP


Sunday, June 19, 2016

PYPTUG Monthly meeting June 28 2016 (Regular Expressions)

Come join PYPTUG at out next monthly meeting (June 28th 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: Splitsville: News from the World of Regular Expressions 
by Rex Dwyer
Bio:
Rex Dwyer holds the PhD in Computer Science from Carnegie-Mellon University and the MS in Economics from UNC-Chapel Hill.  He was a faculty member at NC State for 13 years, and published an equal number of write-only journal papers.  He spent most of the past 15 in bioinformatics at Syngenta Biotechnology Inc.  He would like to get paid to be a data scientist.  He enjoys building wooden mechanical puzzles and writing about himself in the third person.

Abstract:
I will survey some old and new features of regular expressions as implemented in the regex module. ( https://pypi.python.org/pypi/regex ).
I will concentrate on look-around and split, solving a couple of problems involving biological sequences. 

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, June 28th 2016
Meeting starts at 6:00PM

Where

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

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

Thursday, May 5, 2016

PyData Carolinas 2016

PyData Carolinas 2016



PyData Carolinas 2016 is a three day celebration of Python in data science at the IBM RTP Activity Center. Come see and hear Python data science leaders and commune with the Python data science community. Diversity scholarships are available. For more information, email chair@pydatacarolinas.org.



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