ChiPy __main__ Meeting June 2020


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

Where: Remote Meeting

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  • CoderHeroes + Code Your Dreams: Teaching every child to code, one app at a time
    By: Brianne Caplan
    Experience Level: Novice
    Length: 10 Minutes

    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 exist, as well as the opportunities that exist for us all to make a difference.

  • How to run your favorite Python package in R
    By: Jessica Garson
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Length: 25 Minutes

    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.