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.
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How I Taught My Dog To Text Selfies
Experience Level: Novice
This talk is is for Python developers who would like to get started with hardware hacking but have been too intimidated in the past to do so. Also, it's for people who like dogs and/or selfies.
Using a Raspberry Pi, Python, Twilio, and a big red button, I taught my dog to text selfies. In this talk, which features 25 minutes of live coding, we'll build the hardware hack from scratch. Developers will walk away knowing how to use Python to interact with Twilio and the Raspberry Pi's GPIO pins.
A video of this hack was featured on Mashable and was watched over 2.5M times.
How To Develop and Deploy Faster using Python APIs
Experience Level: Intermediate
Building and deploying applications has never been easier, especially with the proliferation of APIs.
In this talk, I will share the 4 concepts that will allow Python developers to quickly learn and use any Python-based API. The target audience for this talk are intermediate newbies who have a couple of projects under their belt.
Some of us like to hang out in the IRC #chipy channel on irc.freenode.net