Tuesday, January 23, 2018

PYPTUG Monthly meeting: 10 million and counting

Come join us for our first meeting of 2018, on Tuesday January 30th at 6pm. We are starting the year with a bang as we'll have some prizes to give away:

The Official Raspberry Pi Beginners book with a Raspberry Pi Zero W computer!

Programming the Raspberry Pi book

And of course we will have food. So please RSVP! (see bottom of page). The main presentation is going to be a little bit different.

Main Presentation:  10 million and counting

by Francois Dion

A pre-teen girl, an infosec professional, a devops practitioner, a Japanese literature student, a budding data scientist, a multimedia artist, an IoT entrepreneur, a museum curator, a musician and a machine learning expert. What do they have in common?
They, along with several million others, are Raspberry Pi users. A very inexpensive ($5-$35 depending on the model) computer that has been used to build everything from musical instruments, to robot farmers, to large computer clusters, to high altitude balloons, to 3d scanner, or just to be a learning playground for a new software technology or programming language.

  • Never heard of it before, or just curious how to get started? Don't miss the presentation.
  • Using the Raspberry Pi already? You'll find out what else you can do with it.
  • Running a business and wondering how this fits in? You'll find out.
  • Already an expert and built a cluster with a dozen of them?  Bring your project and show it off.

Francois Dion is the founder and Chief Data Scientist of Dion Research LLC, specializing in analytics, data science, IoT and visualization.
For the past 6 year, he also has given talks, workshops and presentations on the Raspberry Pi in schools, community colleges and universities, at Python, Data Science and Linux conferences and at professional associations meetings and at various companies. He has built open source teaching projects based on the Raspberry Pi, such as at PiQuiz Machine and the Pi-A-Sketch, both featured on the official Raspberry Pi Foundation website. He's also integrated then as payloads for High Altitude Balloon launches.

Tuesday, January 30 2018
Meeting starts at 6:00PM

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