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Lightening talks on Summer Fellows for "Data Science for Social Good"
Date: Aug. 1, 2013, 7:04 p.m.
4-6 presentations 5-7 minutes each from the summer fellowship program lead by The University of Chicago on "data science for social good" (ref http://dssg.io) Come hear from the 40 fellows (mostly grad students and some undergrads in CS and stats) from around the country. Most of the work is done in Python and partnering with non profits and government organizations
Asynchronous I/O in Python 3 By: Feihong Hsu
Date: July 11, 2013, 7:30 p.m.
I'm going to talk about PEP 3156 and go over basic usage of the reference implementation, codenamed Tulip.
ipython / notebook demo By: Jason Wirth
Date: July 11, 2013, 8 p.m.
ipython was a big focus of Scipy, Fernando gave a keynote, Brian gave a talk, and there was a tutorial. ipython appeals to a broad audience from beginners to advanced users. IDLE is awful and I basically learned Python using iPython. Presenter will touch on the powerful features and extensibility for advanced users.
A SciPy recap: Tracking history and provenance with Sumatra By: Sheila Miguez
Date: July 11, 2013, 8:01 p.m.
This lightning talk recaps a [talk on Sumatra](http://pyvideo.org/video/2039/using-sumatra-to-manage-numerical-simulations-sc) from the reproducible science track at SciPy2013.
Ultimate Language Shootout IV: CoffeeScript By: Feihong Hsu
Date: June 13, 2013, 7:02 p.m.
A brief introduction to CoffeeScript.
Ultimate Language Shootout IV: QUASI By: Randy Baxley
Date: June 13, 2013, 7:01 p.m.
1977 - A language, the description of which was handed to me on about one hundred and fifty mimeographed eight and one half by eleven sheets. Robert Sibley handed it to the class to use as our compiler project.
Ultimate Language Shootout IV: Ruby By: Ross Heflin
Date: June 13, 2013, 7:04 p.m.
Ruby, what you need to know
Ultimate Language Shootout IV: Go: come drink the delicious kool-aid By: David Sutton
Date: June 13, 2013, 7:05 p.m.
From the makers of the wildly successful Plan 9 operating system and B programming language. Go is google's stab at a systems programming.
Ultimate Language Shootout IV: C# is slightly better than you might imagine By: Philip Doctor
Date: June 13, 2013, 7:10 p.m.
If you find yourself accidentally writing c#, you can still have some fun.
Ultimate Language Shootout IV: Haskell or: How a List Comprehension Is Like a Burrito By: Greg Kettler
Date: June 13, 2013, 7:01 p.m.
It's a compiled, statically typed, lazy, purely functional programming language. About as far as possible from Python? Not quite. The languages have a lot in common and Python has already borrowed a few tricks from Haskell.