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ChiPy __main__ Meeting June 2020

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


When: June 11, 2020, 6 p.m.

Where: Remote Meeting

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This Month's Topics

  • Play Sounds AND Blink Lights: Cooperative Multitasking with CircuitPython
    By: Adam Forsyth
    Experience Level: Novice
    The Circuit Playground Express (CPX) is a small circuit board you can program with Python. But what if you want to make the lights blink and play sounds at the same time, while keeping the code for those two things separate? I'll briefly show you how to program the CPX with Python, then talk about how to run multiple pieces of code at the same time using generators. This talk was inspired by the closing keynote at PyCon 2019.
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  • CoderHeroes + Code Your Dreams: Teaching every child to code, one app at a time
    By: Brianne Caplan
    Experience Level: Novice
    Brianne Caplan is the CEO and Founder at CoderHeroes, a kid-centered “learn to code” program where kids ages 7- 18 team-up with other brave and aspiring coders to build world-changing apps. Its buy-one-give-one model means that families who pay for classes are helping to fund Code Your Dreams programs for students in underserved neighborhoods. Brianne will talk about her team's work in bringing culturally relevant coding programs to underserved youth in Chicago. She will speak about the equity challenges that …
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  • How to run your favorite Python package in R
    By: Jessica Garson
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Reticulate is a package for R that allows you to run Python code inside of R. Since both Python and R are very popular for common data science tasks, it makes sense that you would want to use them together. In this talk, I'll demo how to run a Python package inside of R.
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