ChiPy __Main__ Meeting

When: Nov. 9, 2017, 6 p.m.

Where: Lumere


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33 N LaSalle Chicago, IL 60602
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Current Attendance: 141 Pythonistas


  • PyWeek24 - team development
    By: Michael Tamillow
    Experience Level: Advanced
    Length: 30 Minutes
    Description: Unicorn Markets has come out with another game. The quality and purpose of this game is a level beyond that of PyWeek 23. I will talk about the development process of working on a team in a short 1 week span, the actual game, the learning experience about the design and architecture of code. And if there is nothing left to discuss, we will just play and investigate video games from the contest. If you want to play the game before just run `>git clone' cd into the directory and run: '>python' you will need pygames and python, 2 or 3 should work. And because I forgot to remove the dependency, Python Image Library (PIL) - though it is not necessary for the game.
  • (Title to come)
    By: Rob Roy Campbell
    Experience Level: Novice
    Length: 30 Minutes
    Description: In order to explain the problem I had that prompted my interest in Python (and led me to become a Chipy mentee), I'm going to briefly summarize the history of the electronics industry, beginning with the invention of the light bulb in 1880, to the triode vacuum tube in 1906, to early tube-based digital computers, to the invention of the transistor, to the development of the integrated circuit, to the microprocessor, and finally to the present day. Then I will explain that I use vacuum tubes in modern audio products, and will explain how I overcame a common problem with tubes using Python and accomplished a level of precision that my competitors said was not possible. Unlike most Chipy presentations, mine will focus less on my project and more on the history, with extensive images, video clips, and diagrams of a century of development in the field of electronics and computers. I think I can make it fun and interesting for all.
  • SQL indexes: what, why and how
    By: Chris Foresman
    Experience Level: Novice
    Length: 10 Minutes
    Description: A brief overview of what SQL indexes are, why you need them, and how to add them (using SQL or Django code).