PYthon Piedmont Triad User Group meetingCome join PYPTUG at out next meeting (September 29th 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.
This month we will have two talks!
Talk #1by Delphine Masse
Title: "Alembic for database version control"
Bio: Delphine is a python software engineer at Inmar working on APIs and B2B applications. Previous to working at Inmar she was developing website solutions for the pharmaceutical industry on LAMP stack with PHP. Her academic background includes computer science and biology and interests range from data mining to UI optimization.
Abstract: Managing databases manually in multiple environments can quickly become a headache. Alembic is a python package that allows to formalize each database change and to apply those changes consistently across multiple environments. I will go over the use of Alembic with MySQL as well as some "gotchas" and how to best handle them.
Talk #2by Paul Pauca
Title: "Assistive Technologies for the Disabled"
Bio: Dr. Paul Pauca is an Associate Professor at Wake Forest. He is interested in the application of computer science to the benefit of society, particularly in the use of technology to assist the disabled.
Abstract: Dr. Pauca will introduce some of his recent research projects in developing highly affordable modern technology that can bridge the interaction gap between computers and people with physical and cognitive disabilities The goal of his research group is to exploit recent advancements in machine learning, computer vision, and human computer interaction to use the person’s body as the interface between the computer and the brain, thereby reducing or eliminating the limiting effects of conventional interface devices.
WhenMonday, September 29th 2014
Meeting starts at 5:30PM
WhereWake Forest University, close to Polo Rd and University Parkway:
Manchester HallWake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC 27109
room: Manchester 241
room: Manchester 241
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."
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