When: Jan. 9, 2014, 7 p.m.

Where: Dev Bootcamp

351 West Hubbard St. Suite #701 Chicago IL 60654

Topics


  • Lexical Graphs with Natural Language Processing using NLTK
    (0:45:00 Minutes)
    By: Brian Ray
    Brian will talk about his experiences using Python and NLTK http://nltk.org/ to run language comparisons to generate lexical difference graphs like the one mentioned in the "Lexical Distance Among the Languages of Europe" article. http://bit.ly/1cS46Ba The focus will be on the NLTK and how its internals work to process a language. This talk will be his best one ever.
  • Garbage Collection w/ Ref. Cycles
    (0:30:00 Minutes)
    By: Aaron Brady
    Reference counting is very useful but it has an odd problem. We employ a technique from graphs to approach it. The solution works but it's a bit slow.
  • There were 986 roadway fatalities in Illinois in 2013. Where's the data?
    (0:20:00 Minutes)
    By: Nick Bennett
    Seen on garish LED roadway signs all around Chicago on New Year's Eve, 2013: 986 TRAFFIC DEATHS IN 2013. It leads to many questions: On what roads? When did the accidents happen? What do we do now? I'm scared to drive. I will talk about purging my fears by finding the data to answer some of those questions. http://tothebeat.github.io/fatal-car-crashes/ This talk will involve PythonAnywhere, IPython, a module that's not even on PyPi (dbfpy), searching for and finding open government data, CartoDB, Google Fusion Tables, csv, and maybe Pandas. Rest assured, there will be no graphic photos.