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Thu, Feb 14 2019 at 06:00 PM at Active Campaign

The Cell: a Turing complete language
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By: Phil Robare
Experience Level: Novice

"DNA is the programming language of the cell" - A computer science look at what this means, how the cell can "compute" and produce "output" that responds to the environment.
such "DSON" is "Awesome" wow
By: Erik Johnson
Experience Level: Novice

This will be a brief and humorous demonstration of DSON, a JSON-like serialization format in which the punctuation used to represent dictionaries and lists is replaced with words from one of 2014's most pervasive memes. https://dogeon.readthedocs.io/en/latest/
Yes! Another Markup Language
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By: Aly Sivji

YAML is a human-readable data serialization language that has taken the world by storm. We will explore features of the YAML syntax that will save keystrokes and clean up messy configuration files.
Scala
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By: Nathan Linebarger

LaTex
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By: Kevin Nasto

Rust
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By: Eliah Burns

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By: Hillel Wayne

Crystal
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By: Jack Throne

LaTeX vs. Python
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By: Kevin Nasto

This talk will go over the language LaTeX for the shootout. LaTeX is used to generate PDF documents such as books, research papers, math formulas, and more.
Go (lang) for Python devs at a 10,000 foot view
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By: Ray Buhr

What is the Go programming language and why should pythonistas concern themselves with it? In only 5 minutes, I'll try and show how cool Go and the tools that come with it are, and maybe convince you why it might be a better choice for some projects.
139 Python enthusiasts attended this meeting.


Thu, Jan 17 2019 at 06:00 PM at Braintree

Projects
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This is an open space to collaborate with others, ask questions, or help someone else if there's a question you can answer! No problem is too big or too small. If you're working on a personal project and looking for some Python help, or you want to join forces with someone who's working on an interesting idea, this option is for you.
Challenge
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Challenges are fun, hands-on coding exercises covering a variety of topics -- such as pure problem solving, web development, and data science (see past challenges: https://github.com/chicagopython/CodingWorkshops). Participants will be assigned to teams of four, which will then have an hour to solve the problem at hand together. Teams are designed to have diverse experience levels, giving team members equal opportunity to learn and share ideas.
129 Python enthusiasts attended this meeting.


Thu, Jan 10 2019 at 06:00 PM at TEKsystems

Three Python Nuances I Wish I'd Known Earlier
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By: Jess Unrein
Experience Level: Novice

I'll briefly go over three Python gotchas that have given me headaches in the past that I wish I had known about earlier. We'll talk about how lists store references to objects, why default mutable arguments are unexpectedly tricky, and the difference "is" and "==" comparators.
What's the deal with Florida's news?
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By: Jordan Nelson
Experience Level: Novice

When thinking about Florida News many have heard of the ubiquitous Florida man. This talk will look at news from around the country and attempt to quantify if Florida man truly exists. I used Python to build functions that scrape satirical, national, and local news sites and built a basic model to compare news across various states. Python libraries highlighted in this talk include: requests, Beautiful Soup, and sklearn.
Busy-Beaver: Increasing Community Engagement with Python
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By: Aly Sivji, Chris Luedtke
Experience Level: Novice
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With over four thousand members, the Chicago Python Users Group is one of the largest Python communities in the world. Slack has become the primary method of communication amongst members in-between events. We developed an open-source Slack bot, codename: Busy Beaver, to increase member engagement. This talk will introduce Busy Beaver, provide a high-level walkthrough of its architecture and code, and discuss the future roadmap of the project.
Advent of Code
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By: Sree P
Experience Level: Novice

Breif overview of “Advent Of Code” and walkthrough of one of the challenges
Staying alive with systemd
(0:30:00 Minutes)
By: Siva Manivannan
Experience Level: Intermediate

Keep your Python applications alive and kicking with systemd.
207 Python enthusiasts attended this meeting.


Thu, Dec 13 2018 at 06:00 PM at Peak6

120 Python enthusiasts attended this meeting.


Thu, Nov 08 2018 at 06:00 PM at Braintree

From Python to Rust
(0:15:00 Minutes)
By: Kevin Nasto
Experience Level: Intermediate

Ever been curious about the Rust programming language? Although Rust is a low level language, some similarities exist with Python. This talk describes it from the point of view of a Python user. Discover the alternatives to pip, functions and passing values, lists, classes, import statements, exception handling, and more.
Python in a Pod in a Kube in a Pi
(0:30:00 Minutes)
By: Joe Jasinski
Experience Level: Intermediate

Have some extra Raspberry Pi's laying around? Ever want to learn what this Kubernetes thing is about? Do you love running Python inside of Docker? Then this talk is for you! This talk will dive into some core Kubernetes concepts, using a Raspberry Pi cluster as a learning tool.
Beating Mastermind: Winning Games, Translating Math to Code, and Learning from Donald Knuth
(0:35:00 Minutes)
By: Adam Forsyth
Experience Level: Novice

Mastermind is a logic-based guessing game. Many years ago, Donald Knuth described a way to win the game in 5 moves or less. We’ll implement the game and the algorithm from the article. Come learn how to beat Mastermind and turn a paper by a famous scientist into code!
169 Python enthusiasts attended this meeting.