When: April 14, 2016, 6 p.m.

Where: Akuna Capital

333 S. Wabash Ave 26th Floor Chicago, IL 60604

Topics


  • Multiple System Failure: A case study in debugging
    (0:30:00 Minutes)
    By: Adam Forsyth
    Recently, the Braintree Python library wasn't working on Google App Engine. Braintree, GAE, requests, and urllib3 all had problems and I tracked down each one. I'll walk you through debugging with only basic tools -- editing the code to observe state and using git to find the responsible commit. This talk expects a basic understanding of web programming, git, and Python.
  • module of the month - usaddress
    (0:10:00 Minutes)
    By: Cathy Deng
    usaddress is a python library that uses NLP methods to parse address strings into structured components (e.g. street name, city, zip). it is trained on real-world addresses with real-world data quirks - as a result, it's robust in handling messy data. usaddress was built by DataMade, a local civic technology company. TL;DR usaddress helps you avoid regex for address data, which is a terrible rabbit hole.
  • Hacking Bokeh
    (0:20:00 Minutes)
    By: Brian Ray
    I brief introduction into Bokeh http://bokeh.pydata.org/en/latest/ And a bit on how to build interactive graphs in jupyter notebooks or stand alone.