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.


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
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.

I will survey some old and new features of regular expressions as implemented in the regex module. ( ).
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.


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


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."

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