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

When: July 11, 2019, 6 p.m.

Where: Strata Decision

200 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601


Please check in with the security table, located in the North Lower Lobby, with your valid Driver's Licence or State ID. After check-in, please proceed to the Upper North Lobby for the 50th Floor elevator bank.

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Registration for this event will close on Thursday July 11 at 12:00 p.m.

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This Month's Topics

  • Lowering the Stakes of Failure with Pre-mortems and Post-mortems
    By: Elizabeth Sander
    Experience Level: Novice
    Failure can be scary. There are real costs to a company and its users when software crashes, models are inaccurate, or when systems go down. The emotional stakes feel high-- no one wants to be responsible for a failure. We can lower the stakes by creating spaces to learn from failures, and minimize their impact. This talk introduces two ways to address failure: blameless post-mortems, to learn from an incident; and pre-mortems, to identify modes of failure upfront.
  • Web Scraping for Fun and Profit (Profit not Included)
    By: Matt Inwood
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Not all data is easily accessible. Taking info from a website that requires authentication, interaction, or even just to load a fancy script. This talk will discuss using Selenium to level up your web scraping skills, with examples and suggested practices.
  • Limit the Guesswork in Fantasy Baseball by Using Python for Data Analysis
    By: Nicholas Marey
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Daily fantasy sports has become a booming industry. One leader in the space is Fanduel who after raising $275 million in their series E funding, brought their valuation to over $1 billion. As the popularity of daily fantasy sports has taken off, critics have argued that success is the result of luck; yet the consistent success of a select group of players would suggest that success can be driven by skill. This talk, will go over how one could use Python to level the playing field.

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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