ChiPy __main__ Meeting August 2020

When: Aug. 13, 2020, 6 p.m.

Where: Remote Meeting

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  • Goodbye Print, Hello Debugger!
    By: Nina Zakharenko
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Length: 25 Minutes

    Still debugging your code with print? Learn how to level up your ability to troubleshoot complex code situations by using the power of a fully-featured debugger in this talk aimed at all levels of programming ability. Debuggers allow you to examine your program state, watch as the values of important variables change, and even modify the content of variables on the fly. Once I gave up using print to debug, my productivity as a programmer increased, and yours can too! I’ll showcase the variety of debugger tools available - from pdb, the simplest command line debugger that’s part of the standard library, to fancy graphical debuggers available in Python IDEs. Join me as we walk through real code together using debugger tools in a hands-on way to help us diagnose problems and bugs. The skills you’ll learn in this talk will allow you to quickly use these tools in your own code bases for fun, school, or work.

  • What the heck's a Pixel and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)
    By: Sree Prasad
    Experience Level: Novice
    Length: 10 Minutes

    Even though it's technically only applicable to residents of California, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is a major step in comprehensive data privacy legislation in the US that affects every single person in the US's most populated state. I'll go over what's in the CCPA and why it matters as well as share how my team managed to meet all the requirements for compliance just in time for the new year (when the CCPA went into effect).

  • Principles Driven Development - How PursuedPyBear decides what's important.
    By: Piper Thunstrom
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Length: 30 Minutes

    PursuedPyBear (ppb) is a Python game development library.

    PPB started like many projects: “How do I make my life easier?” Then teachers started asking if it could be built for teaching CS. That started the project on a path to have an extreme focus on API design and education. This distills the concepts that the ppb community have decided matter for long term health of the project, and the technical principles that came out of it.