Founded in 2003, Chicago Python User Group is one of the world's most active programming language special interest groups with over 1,000 active members and many more prestigious alumni. Our main focus is the Python Programming Language. There are many ways to get and stay involved. Meetings are open to all levels. Our main (Loop) meetings start at 7pm on the 2nd Thursday of every month at all different locations around downtown Chicago. Stay tuned for a range of other events including our special North meetings and Python Tutorials.
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A Talk on Giving a Pythonic Talk
Xan and Catherine Vongsathorn
Xan Vongsathorn and Catherine Vongsathorn will be giving a talk about talks. It turns out that many of python's core principles apply very well to presentations -- or for that matter, communication more generally -- which may be why we like python so much. Xan and Catherine want to get people excited not only about giving talks but also about using them to *actually communicate*. You don’t have to be an expert, nor do you need natural talent, to give a good talk; this metatalk will discuss guiding principles that set effective presentations apart and can be applied to any technical talk.
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