Mentorship Program Finals
The largest ever cadre of ChiPy Mentorship participants meet to present their findings after 13 weeks of study with their mentors. You'll see demos and discussion for entry level projects, web development projects and data science experiments gone mad with the power of Python. Each presenter gets five minutes to tell the story of their journey and what they produced. Plus amazing prizes and announcements on how to apply for the spring term.
156 Python enthusiasts attended this meeting.
Smuggling Snakes in a Box: A Docker + Python Love Story
Experience Level: Novice
Do you yearn?
Have you ever tried to volunteer at a project but had an extremely difficult time trying to get everyone the right development environment?
Do you ever work with a project that works in your computer but not in a server?
Do you have a different dependency versions? (btw, that's kinda bad practice but don't fret, we gotchu)
Yearn no more! With Docker, these things can be a thing of the past.
Join in a brief, live coding session that will show you how to build a simple Bottle app and put it into a Docker container.
Using pyodbc to execute SQL queries
How to access a database using pyodbc, and how to execute basic queries through Python.
Python in the Classroom and at Sea
I was Ray's mentee during the summer of 2016. My project lets a player of Minecraft Pi 3D print an object they have built in the game. I will co-present this project with Peg Keiner, the Technology Director at GEMS World Academy in Chicago where my program was used in their elementary school classroom this Fall.
I will also share some neat projects from my stint this Fall as a High School Marine Science teacher aboard the schooner Roseway during Ocean Classroom (worldoceanschool.org). I introduced students to Python and had them design and code a sensor kit with Raspberry Pi's to measure an aspect of the sailboat.
The code is viewable on my github profile: https://github.com/thaneofcawdor.
145 Python enthusiasts attended this meeting.
Migrating django application data
Discussion of common problems migrating Django application databases, particularly when switching DBMS.
Introducing Python in an after school setting
I've lead a couple once-a-week, 10-week apprenticeships that allow 5th-8th grade
students to explore the basics of Python through an interactive shell at their
elementary school. The students primarily use lab computers, but they are also
exposed to general command-line concepts through the use of several customized
In this talk I will discuss my goals for the students, the concepts that I
introduce, how I interact with the students, some of the challenges that arise
(for myself and the students), and some tips that may be helpful to other
Module the Month: Turtle
In keeping with the education theme, I thought I would give a talk on the Turtle module in Python, which is more or less a clone of Logo.
100 Python enthusiasts attended this meeting.
Ultimate Langauge Shootout
Multiple Langauge competition:
* Clojure - Cezar Jenkins
* SQL - Heather White
* Babbage's Analytical Engine programming cards - Phil Robare
* R - Parfait
* Assembly (AVR) - Nick Timkovich
* Groovy - Jerry Dumblauskas
* Swift - Matt Green
* Julia - Andrew Webster
110 Python enthusiasts attended this meeting.
Popular ORM Libraries
What's the main difference between SQLAlchemy and Django's ORM? When might a person prefer Pony ORM or peewee? -- popular Object-Relational Mapping libraries in Python are compared and contrasted.
Using Tasks in Asyncio Web Apps
In this talk, I will be talking about starting, stopping, and displaying incremental data from long-running tasks in an asyncio-based web application.
Developing with Python at Telnyx
This talk will cover the development cycle, build tools, and python frameworks commonly used by Telnyx Python engineers.
117 Python enthusiasts attended this meeting.