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.


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
Manikandan Ramakrishnan is a Data Engineer with Inmar Inc.

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


Tuesday, August 30th 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."

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:

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.


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



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