PuPy's Second Meeting hosted by Flowroute

Location: Flowroute Office,[masked]nd Avenue, STE 330, Seattle, WA 98101

Speakers: Dusty Phillips, author Python 3 Objective Programming; Leo Shklovskii, CTO and cofounder of EnergySavvy

Time: 6:30 PM

We're in the books folks with our first meeting done and committed to history. Thank you for everybody who joined us. Special thanks to our great speakers who came out to support a great cause. 

Moving forward, want to keep up a great gender balance at our meetings. A component I'd like to include is a 3-5 minute session at the start of every meeting where folks can share mentorship experiences for the past month. From our discussion panel, one clear actionable item was everybody can offer mentorship. 

Let's share our stories and encourage greater participation by our talented community to encourage new talent. 

Topics

- Kivy by Dusty Phillips

- How Good Are Weather Forecasts? by Gina Schmalzle

(with behind the scenes contributions from David Branner)

Ever wonder how well weather forecasts across the county match the actual weather?  If the answer is yes, then this talk is for you!  The project I present looks at weather forecasts across the nation and shows how good (or how bad!) the forecast is compared to the actual weather for a given day.  I will present some preliminary results for this continually evolving project, and talk a bit about the code.


- Delighting users - Art and Science of Beating Rule Based Automations by Ritwik Tewari

Speakers

Dusty Phillips
Dusty Phillips is a Canadian author, blogger, programmer, and yogi. He holds a master's degree in computer science emphasizing human computer interaction. He's been toying with programming ever since accidentally inserting a comma into a Q-BASIC program (NIBBLES.BAS) and eventually debugging it so he could continue playing his favourite game. Today he's got more Python interpreters on his laptop than he can count and is constantly experimenting with new technologies.

Dusty works at Facebook as a Production Engineer. 

Dusty's authored Python 3 Object Oriented ProgrammingCreating Apps in KivyHacking Happy, and several editions of the Arch Linux Handbook.

For more about Dusty visit his website Hacking Happy.

Gina Schmalzle
Gina Schmalzle is a former earth scientist who recently turned data scientist. 

She loves programming, particularly in Python, and had the opportunity this past winter to sharpen her skills at Hacker School in NYC (www.hackerschool.com).

For more information on her projects check out her website at http://geodesygina.com/.

Ritwik Tewari
Ritwik is CEO of Informion a 9Mile Labs startup that's helping mobile apps reactivate app downloaders by applying machine learning to communications with users.

Prior to founding his Informion with cofounder Avilay Parekh, Ritwik was at Microsoft for where he was part of the founding team of Windows Azure.

At Azure he scaled the Azure API from 2M to >300M requests per day and built the billing pipeline handling a billing records per hour. It was here that he got his first experience with building learning systems which could deduce insights from log streams.



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  • Pat T.

    Don, I'm stuck downstairs, hoping you'll see this. Bus was 25 min late due to traffic.

    September 10

    • Don S.

      Sorry Pat, missed your message!

      September 11

  • Matt D.

    I think it has to be pew-pie. I just can't make "puppy" make sense in my head. Maybe it can be pupa themed? You're going to enable our metamorphosis from grubby non-python caterpillars into beautiful python butterflies?

    Hang on, I need to finish my coffee.

    1 · September 10

    • Don S.

      My friend's meet up ChiPy has the same angst in Chicago. Long as it's not poopy. Hey English is weird and hard to read. Python tries to be easy to read. It's the world we live in.

      September 10

  • Don S.

    Serendipitously we have two talks on machine learning and data science. Wanted to share this resource with everybody. I found it in the Twitter profile of Clare Corthell data scientist at Mattermark. It's an Open Source data science curriculum. http://datasciencemasters.org

    September 9

  • John

    This wait list is ridiculous. Any chance this can be moved to a larger venue?

    3 · September 5

    • Pat T.

      Or do you mean the camera, not their hosting service? Maybe a bit pricey? One can get a "homeowner"-gr­ade camcorder for the same or less.

      September 5

    • Don S.

      Anybody wants to step in and volunteer A/V expertise, we promise real puppy kisses from a very cute Chihuahua.

      September 9

  • Don S.

    Startups are unpredictable. Leo Shklovskii unfortunately has to attend to business and won't join us for our meeting at Flowroute. Good news, we do have a speaker from our organizer corps stepping in. Ritwik Tewari. Ritwik is CEO of Informion a 9Mile Labs startup that's helping mobile apps reactivate app downloaders by applying machine learning to communication with users. Prior to founding his Informion with cofounder Avilay Parekh, Ritwik was at Microsoft for where he was part of the founding team of Windows Azure.

    At Azure he scaled the Azure API from 2M to >300M requests per day and built the billing pipeline handling a billing records per hour. It was here that he got his first experience with building learning systems which could deduce insights from log streams.

    From his talk on “Delighting users - Art and Science of beating rule based automations” – you will hear some practical insights and insightful stories on how to mix machine learning with human know-how.

    1 · September 8

    • Don S.

      "handling a billion billing records per hour"

      September 9

  • Jacob S.

    I love me some Python.

    2 · September 6

  • Don S.

    Want to announce, SeaPIG will meet on September 8th at Office Nomad 1617 Boylston Avenue. Cris Ewing who spoke at PuPy's inaugural event will be talking about:

    The latest release of Plone.
    As well as will giving an overview of using Boto on AWS.

    Eric Hanchrow will be talking about:

    A project he created using 0MQ, pyinotify, websockets, and Flask.

    Jesse Ruth works as a data analyst in logistics / risk management and will be talking about how he has used Django, Postgis, bootstrap, and jQuery when working with geospatial data.

    I've discussed with SeaPIG organizers how we'd like Seattle to be a place with a whole lot of Python going on all the time. Drop by if you can make it to SeaPIG.

    1 · September 6

  • Don S.

    "@diana_clarke: PyCon has a generous financial aid program: https://t.co/RZToeHL4kV Don't let $$$ stop you from submitting a talk/tutorial proposal!"

    September 1

  • Don S.

    Hey everybody! Sorry for silence, been busy on boarding with a new company. We've got a long wait list and I apologize. Flowroute is a growing company, but we're limited for the comfort of attendees. Brian Nitz our PuPy co-organizer and our host this month will see about a video recording that we can share with our members. I am seeking a venue for October's meeting. I've approached Staples, Groupon, Twitter, Google, and Tableau to host us. Anybody with contacts at those companies, give them a shout and tell them how much fun it is to host a gaggle of Pythonistas.

    Yesterday I was on a bus between Boulder and Denver when I received notice from Meetup that we'd reached 108 members. It's a favorite number of mine because I love Outlaws of the Marsh a Song dynasty novel that features 108 heroes. Here's a Wikipedia article on the number 108, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/108_(number)

    August 27

Our Sponsors

  • SimplyBuilt

    SimplyBuilt sponsors our food, beverages and venue!

  • Offerup

    Kindly sponsors food and spirits

  • Braintree

    Tacos! TY to Adam Forsyth stalwart supporter of Python communities

  • Lagunitas

    Matt Carpenter will pour from a keg for us at November 19th at Google!

  • Drizly

    Drizly bringing the wine! Drizly just launched in Seattle, its 9th city.

  • Twilio

    Carter Rabasa, bringing the tacos!

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