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Thu, Jul 10 2014 at 07:00 PM at Vokal interactive / Mobile makers

Webhooks @ Braintree
By: Brian Lesperance

At Braintree, we use Tornado to send thousands of simultaneous webhook requests and Pika to pull incoming webhooks from RabbitMQ. Learn about how we've set it up and problems we've had to overcome with this approach.
50 Python enthusiasts attended this meeting.

Thu, Jun 12 2014 at 07:00 PM at Groupon Chicago HQ

Engineering at Groupon - Beyond the Daily Deal
By: Tyler Jennings

Tyler Jennings, Director of Engineering at Groupon, will be providing a high level overview of the unique problems our domain presents and the systems we've built to overcome them.
You Down With EPP? Yeah, You Know Me!
By: Jason Wirth

You Down With EPP? Yeah, You Know Me! In this talk I'll discuss the Embarrassing Parallel Problems and introduce the basics of GPU computing with Python.
Computations comparisons between pure Python vs using numpy, or PyPy, or a C extension...
By: Brad Martsberger

Brad will talk on computation comparisons of collection of tools "Logistic Map Bifurcation Diagram" ( for creating pretty images of the bifurcation diagram of the logistic map.
89 Python enthusiasts attended this meeting.

Thu, May 08 2014 at 07:00 PM at Paola’s Vinum

An IRC Connection: Implementation and Bot
By: Aaron Brady
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IRC is a protocol for text exchanges with multiple recipients with publish/subscribe capabilities. A basic program that interacts with an IRC server is easy to make, but becomes more difficult with additional functionality. The task involves a few domains: sockets, parsing, and a multi-way mapping object for the state. We take a look at 4 custom modules to get it done: Multi-connection dispatch, Raw to dict, Connection model, and Relation; plus one for "main" for the bot itself.
DJ'ing our site - How & why we replatformed to Django
By: Jake Kreider

We'd like to discuss Zoro’s adoption of Django for our main website — What the key motivators were, the result, and lessons learned from the experience.
PyCon Lightning Talks
By: Jason Wirth

Let's go over what people saw at PyCon
62 Python enthusiasts attended this meeting.

Thu, Mar 13 2014 at 07:00 PM at Deloitte

Starting Over From Scratch
By: Malcolm Newsome

Often developers get too attached to the code that they write.  So much so that we dread losing it.  But, what happens when you intentionally delete code and rewrite it?  You might be surprised at the result.
R for Python Programmers
By: John Blischak

How to teach programming to novices
By: John Blischak

Simple Websockets in Flask
By: Daniel Hodges

Using flask, websockets, and redis to make a simple multi-user drawing surface in D3.
59 Python enthusiasts attended this meeting.

Thu, Feb 13 2014 at 07:00 PM at Bank of America Building (Field Building)
By: Christopher Coté

I am Director of Engineering for Discovery Communications Emerging Business and Strategy team. We just relaunched We use Python all over the place along with MongoDB/Redis/ElasticSearch The site lives within AWS utilizing several of their services. Including EC2, ELB, Route53, Cloudwatch, S3 I would like to discuss our overall architecture and our use/love of Python. And answer any questions on architecture/scalability/process/code.
119 Python enthusiasts attended this meeting.