ChiPy __main__ Meeting September 2022

We have a great meeting planned for September. Join us in person at Coyote Logistics!

When: Sept. 8, 2022, 7 p.m.

Where: Coyote Logistics


The event will be on the 2nd floor. Look for the ChiPy signs.

2545 W. Diversey Ave. 3rd Floor Chicago, IL 60647
The event will be on the 2nd floor. Look for the ChiPy signs.


This event is no longer accepting registrations.

Current Attendance:
In Person Pythonistas: 35
Virtual Pythonistas: 21


  • Optimizing Python Code
    By: Anna Astori
    Experience Level: Novice
    Length: 15 Minutes

    Have you experienced issues with your Python code while wrangling new data sets and crunching big numbers? Have you wondered what are the places where you could make your Python scripts run faster? Let's talk! Today, I will cover a few options to speed up your data processing operations. This talk can be especially valuable for those who are just starting out in Data Science and Python 
    development. Nonetheless, everyone interested in efficient Python is welcome!

  • How to build a Recommender System from scratch in (mostly) Python
    By: Aabir Abubaker Kar
    Experience Level: Novice
    Length: 60 Minutes

    A recommender system (recsys) is a no-brainer investment for any service that offers users a wide choice of items. This talk will teach you how to design and build one yourself, informed by lessons learnt shipping a recsys to 5 million MAUs. We'll start with the simplest heuristics and ML models that do the trick, focusing significantly on system design. We'll discuss how to compute, store, and serve recommendations - and also how to build a robust data system with long-term value. We can also nerd out about machine learning and idea jam at the end.

    I write at and tweet at @bakerwhodata sometimes. HMU