Friday, April 22, 2016

PYPTUG Monthly meeting (Fraction, Statistics, Decorator)

Come join PYPTUG at out next monthly meeting (April 26th 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: Python Fraction, Statistics modules
by Francois Dion
Artist, Coder, Data Scientist, Entrepreneur, Hacker, Mentor, Musician, Polyglot, Photographer, Polymath

Continuing where we left off last month and the Decimal module, we'll continue into Fraction. We'll then see how the Statistics module that is a part of the standard library of Python 3 support these different data types. You should come out of this talk ready to tackle more advanced modules like StatsModels

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.
There are already 2 lightning talks that have been confirmed, with some security related part and one on decorators.


Tuesday, April 26th 2016
Meeting starts at 6:00PM


Wake Forest University, close to Polo Rd and University Parkway:

Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC 27109

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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.

RSVP on meetup:

Monday, April 18, 2016

#Dataviz #infoviz and other random things: @PYPTUG Project Night Wednesday April 20th

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
As always, plenty of projects to work on, mentoring available and interesting conversations. 


This meeting will be on Wednesday, April 20 at 6pm in the Dash room at Inmar:



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