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ChiPy's Monthly meeting

ChiPy is the Chicago Python User Group that meets in the Loop on the second Thursday of every month.

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Descriptions about talks and location of meetings are updated at the website, so be sure to keep a look out for the meeting details.

This Month's Topics DJ'ing our site - How & why we replatformed to Django
(0:15:00 Minutes)
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.

An IRC Connection: Implementation and Bot
(0:40:00 Minutes
By: Aaron Brady
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.

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