PYthon Piedmont Triad User Group meeting
Come join PYPTUG at out next meeting (January 27th 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.
WhatMeeting 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.
Main talk: Get to know Djangoby Brandon Taylor
Brandon had been a professional web developer for about 16 years, currently an Enterprise UX Architect at Inmar and owner of bTaylor Web, he's also worked at Dell, The Texas Tribune and Razorfish.
- What is Django? Similarities and differences to other frameworks.
- Overview of Models, Forms, Urls, Views and Templates
- A quick "To do" app writing actual code.
Secondary talk: Analytics and Visualizationby Francois Dion
Francois is a Python developer at Inmar and owner of Dion Research.
You know the usual suspects: SAS, R, Matlab. We'll see how Python is transforming that space. We'll review training material. We'll talk pandas (no, not the cute animals) and integration, and finally, we'll draw pretty pictures (no pandas harmed in the process).
WhenMonday, January 27th 2014
Meeting starts at 5:30PM
WhereWe continue to have the meetings at Wake Forest University, close to Polo Rd and University Parkway:
Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC 27109
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:
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It is the only step required to become a PYPTUG member.
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