October Project Night

Come work on Python projects, get programming help, help others, and hang out. Thanks to U Lived It for sponsoring the night!

Bring your own project or work on one of the suggested projects below.  Everyone is welcome, all skill levels are encouraged.

Friendly people will be here to help beginning Python programmers with language basics and practice.

Audience: Everyone! All Python experience levels are welcome, and everything is self-paced.

When: 6:30pm - 9:30pm on Monday October 14th

Location: Microsoft NERD

1 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, 02142

Food: Pizza will be provided by U Lived It!

Things to bring: a wireless-enabled laptop and power cord.

Need some project ideas? How about:

Learning Python

Projects and competitions


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  • sidney j.

    I am trying to get python to make plots, graphs. does pyplot require py2.*** or 3.***, or will it work with either ??

    October 10, 2013

    • Matthew R.

      Sidney: The tutorials I have seen on youtube recommend 2.7 as it is easier to install scipy and numpy on them. I recently installed Enthought canopy on windows7 and that brings in all the popular packages. Although my norton antivirus just quarantined one of the files yesterday...

      October 14, 2013

    • Steve W.

      Fahri got Canopy onto Sidney's Windows, & I got him going with matplotlib.

      October 18, 2013

  • Brian R.

    Great environment for working and sharing. This was my BOSPY meetup, and I'm looking forward to the next one.

    October 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fantastic thanks to the sponsors U Lived It for the pizza!

    October 14, 2013

  • Rob C.

    Had to bail last moment. Long, late day at work

    October 14, 2013

  • Matthew R.

    Can anyone help me with this very specific issue?
    I am trying to get a wave file recorded with audacity to work with skpye4py (a python project that lets you script Skype). Turns out the wav format I recorded is not the one required for Skype. I'll post the github conversation below, but mainly I need help manipulating the wave file to add info to it. This requires adding/writing to specific file locations, on a byte level I think. Here is the github link (skip to bottom):

    Any help would be greatly appreciated, as the github answer was way over my head.


    October 14, 2013

    • ms

      As Peterson said, open the file in binary mode. Then read() the whole file, resulting in a string, say s. You can access individual bytes of the string as ord(s[x]) where x is the position. You can make one-byte strings by chr(b) where b is the byte value. You can extract the pieces you need by s[x:y], e.g. s[0x24:] is one of the pieces. I think you want s=s[0:4]+chr(ord(s[4])+2­)+s[5:0x10]+chr(ord(s[0x­10])+2)+s[0x11:0x24]+'­\0\0'+s[0x24:]

      October 14, 2013

    • ms

      Then write(s) back to a new file open in 'w+b' mode.

      October 14, 2013

  • Baldvin E.

    Hi folks! I have some projects I'd like to work on and meet other Pythons, but I'm currently on the wait list. I would very much like to attend, so I'm wondering if I should do so, counting on several people not showing up since I've found that to be the case in previous Meetups. Any thoughts?

    October 13, 2013

    • Baldvin E.

      I'm in! Thanks to whoever updated their RSVP :)

      October 13, 2013

    • Abhinav

      Nice! I am almost in. Hoping to be in by tomorrow afternoon.

      October 13, 2013

  • MsRubin C.

    I'm a high school teacher whose new to Python and look forward to joining in.

    October 13, 2013

  • MsRubin C.

    I'm a high school teacher whose new to Python and look forward to joining in.

    October 13, 2013

  • Max A.

    I'm looking for open source projects to get involved in. I've never actually loved a programming language or environment so much, and Python seems to do everything so intuitively. I'd love to develop my next software project using compiled, optimized Python code.

    October 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member


    October 10, 2013

  • Arthur E. P.

    Do you guys have a mentor program?

    October 8, 2013

    • Ned B.

      We don't have a formal mentor program, but we're looking into ways to connect people between events.

      October 8, 2013

  • Copyedit B.

    Hi there, The RSVPs are closed now. Will they reopen soon?

    September 26, 2013

    • Matt B.

      Looks like they just reopened!

      1 · October 6, 2013

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