When: Jan. 11, 2018, 6 p.m.

Where: Sprout Social

131 S. Dearborn St. Ste. 700 Chicago, IL 60603

Topics


  • Pyo: DSP and synthesis software for Python
    (0:30:00 Minutes)
    By: Aaron Krister Johnson
    Experience Level: Novice
    This presentation will introduce "pyo", a C-level library with Python bindings that is designed for musical/audio synthesis, and my own software "microcsound", which is a score-generation front-end to Csound, a well-know audio synthesis programming language. In particular, microcsound was designed to allow a richer vocabulary of musical pitch (alt-tuned scales, microtones, N-pitches per octave, etc.) than the one available via standard 12-notes per octave tuning of typical Western music. So, there will be some explanation of the historical background that drove the creation of this software, but it should be a fascinating topic for all. I will give brief demonstrations of the kind of out-of-the-box fun one can have with sound using Pyo, and snippets of the kind of work I've done with both it, and with microcsound. Anyone interested in the possibilities presented by Python software for electronic music, and/or electronic music in general, should find this talk interesting, informative, and entertaining.
  • I Am Open Source (And So Can You!)
    (0:10:00 Minutes)
    By: Aly Sivji
    Experience Level: Novice
    Open Source Software (OSS) has changed the world in countless ways and has provided us with wonderful innovations such as the Python programming language. As Pythonistas, we use OSS every single day but only a fraction of us give back to the community. This talk will discuss the benefits of contributing to open source in the context of my experience as a newbie pandas contributor. I will also provide a Getting Started guide so you, too, can become an Open Source Contributor!