ChiPy __Main__ Meeting

When: May 14, 2015, 7 p.m.

Where: The Franklin Center (Compliments of Computer Futures)

2nd floor (follow signs) 227 West Monroe Street Chicago IL 60606
312 453 7665


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Current Attendance: 106 Pythonistas


  • R and Python for regression
    By: Jerry Dumblauskas
    Length: 5 Minutes
    Description: Let's compare our favorite language to an 'upstart' highly focused statistical language.
  • Conway's Game of Life: Programming in a non-language
    Length: 5 Minutes
    Description: The Game of Life is Turing Complete. That means it can (theoretically) calculate anything that any computer can calculate. What does this mean in practice and how can you program a calculation when the total syntax is just flipping cells in a 2D bit field?
  • Swift
    By: Feihong Hsu
  • as former C# developer the lessons I learned to become pythonic
    By: JC LatinoTV
    Description: language comparison in 5 minutes
  • Go: Concurrency is Built In
    By: Chris Foresman
    Length: 5 Minutes
    Description: Discussing the pros and cons of Golang from a Python user's perspective, particularly focusing on its built-in support for concurrency and the advantages over asyncio.
  • Erlang
    By: Garrett Smith
    Description: ULS Erlang entry
  • Is True true? : A mini-venture into Python & Ruby truth testing
    By: Lorena Nicole
    Length: 5 Minutes
    Description: Review of truth testing in Python and Ruby. If "Explicit is better than Implicit" then why does Python decide that values like empty sequences are "falsey"? How is it that Ruby only defines false and nil as false values, isn't this more explicit? Highlight how languages embed their own philosophies of what is correct and true with surprising overlaps and at times odd contradictions.
  • Postscript. Yes, it's a programming language
    By: Ken Schutte
    Length: 5 Minutes
    Description: I'll describe Postscript - a interpreted, stack-based "page description language" used to produce vector graphics and documents.
  • QML vs. Python
    By: Patrick K. O'Brien
    Length: 5 Minutes
    Description: If you think Python is Pythonic, wait until you see QML from the point of view of an experienced Python developer. QML is the Qt Meta Language or Qt Modeling Language.