ChiPy December 2022 __main__ Meeting

Join us for the 2022 Ultimate Language Shootout in-person __ main __ meeting! Thank you to Zoro for hosting!

Here's how it works. Speakers will:

  • Give a 5 minute lightening talk about any language that isn't Python
  • Compare their chosen language to Python
  • Talk about why that language is the best language (after Python, of course)

There will be a prize for the best talk.

RSVP BELOW (Please RSVP by EOD Wednesday)


Speak - it's not too late to compete! You can propose your language choice here:

6:00pm - Doors Open / Food
6:30pm - Talks start

When: Dec. 8, 2022, 6:30 p.m.

Where: Zoro

500 W Madison


Current Attendance:
In Person Pythonistas: 21
Virtual Pythonistas: 2


  • SQL
    By: Heather White
    Experience Level: Novice
    Length: 5 Minutes

    SQL is a declarative, recursive language.  For this year's Ultimate Language Shootout, I'm going to talk about how SQL is the best language that's not Python. 

  • Ultimate Language Shootout: R
    By: Natasha Polishchuk
    Experience Level: Novice
    Length: 5 Minutes

    In keeping with the proposed theme, I'd be happy to introduce R and compare/contrast it to Python. I'd like to talk especially about how well suited R is to Statistics, and how Pandas dataframes were inspired by R dataframes.  I've used both in my career as a data analyst and now data engineer, and initially prefered R though I've come around to the Python side.

  • Racket
    By: Joshua Herman
    Experience Level: Novice
    Length: 5 Minutes

    Contrasting the Python Programming language to Racket.


  • Ultimate Language Shootout: Craiyon, a language for generating pictures
    By: Phil Robare
    Experience Level: Novice
    Length: 5 Minutes
    Description: is a front end for a neural network that takes in free-form text and generates images.  It can be viewed as a "language" that "compiles" to produce a binary that is an image.  This is one future of programming.

  • When should you rewrite in Rust
    By: Adrian Garcia Badaracco
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Length: 15 Minutes

    When does it make sense to use Rust? What are the top challanges a Python user will face when trying Rust for the first time?