Thursday, August 20, 2015

PYPTUG Meeting - August 25th (Basic data types, security, UAV)

PYthon Piedmont Triad User Group meeting

Come join PYPTUG at out next monthly meeting (August 25th 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.


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.

Then on to the main talk.

Main Talk: Python Basic Data Types
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.

A tour of Python's built-in data types, plus explanation of mutable vs. immutable data types, mapping vs. sequences, and more. Also basic program structure: modules and packages, and where to put your code. Suited for beginning and intermediate Python programmers.

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 might have a security lightning talk or something, cant really get into details.


Tuesday, August 25th 2015
Meeting starts at 5:30PM


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:

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:

UAV Project

We will conclude this meeting with some work on the quadcopter UAV Project and the basic airframe will be reviewed. Paper instructions are ok, but it's easier to understand how to build this, in person (in case anybody is interested in starting their own UAV build).

1 comment:

  1. David's presentation:

    infosec link mentionned: