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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 are on the 2nd Thursday of every month at all different locations around downtown Chicago. We have SIGs (Special Interest Groups) in: Mentorship, Science, Web, and Financial. Donate to ChiPy | Follow Us

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In the Loop

Meetings happen in the downtown area the second Thursday of every month.

Next Meeting

When: Dec. 8, 2016, 6 p.m.

Where: LaSalle Network

200 N LaSalle St, Chicago, IL 60606


26th Floor

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This Month's Topics

  • Smuggling Snakes in a Box: A Docker + Python Love Story
    (0:30:00 Minutes)
    By: Hector Rios
    Experience Level: Novice
    Do you yearn? Have you ever tried to volunteer at a project but had an extremely difficult time trying to get everyone the right development environment? Do you ever work with a project that works in your computer but not in a server? Do you have a different dependency versions? (btw, that's kinda bad practice but don't fret, we gotchu) Yearn no more! With Docker, these things can be a thing of the past. Join in a brief, live coding session that will show you how to build a simple Bottle app and put it into a Docker container.
  • Python in the Classroom and at Sea
    (0:15:00 Minutes)
    By: Thane Richard
    I was Ray's mentee during the summer of 2016. My project lets a player of Minecraft Pi 3D print an object they have built in the game. I will co-present this project with Peg Keiner, the Technology Director at GEMS World Academy in Chicago where my program was used in their elementary school classroom this Fall. I will also share some neat projects from my stint this Fall as a High School Marine Science teacher aboard the schooner Roseway during Ocean Classroom (worldoceanschool.org). I introduced students to Python and had them design and code a sensor kit with Raspberry Pi's to measure an aspect of the sailboat. The code is viewable on my github profile: https://github.com/thaneofcawdor.
  • Using pyodbc to execute SQL queries
    (0:20:00 Minutes)
    By: Anish Krishnan
    How to access a database using pyodbc, and how to execute basic queries through Python.


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