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January Project Night

Come work on Python projects, get programming help, help others, and hang out. Thanks to Quantopian 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, January 20th

Location: Microsoft NERD Center

One Memorial Drive, Cambridge, 02142

Food: Pizza will be provided by Quantopian!

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

Need some project ideas? How about:

Learning Python

• The official Python tutorial

• How to Think Like a Computer Scientist: Learning with Python

• An introduction to Python through writing games

• Learn Python the Hard Way

Projects and competitions

• Contribute to an open-source project that uses Python. Developers from OpenHatchTwisted, and other projects are often here. If you contribute to an open source project that uses Python and want to help new contributors, let us know in a comment!

• Use Python to participate in space exploration.

• Unleash your inner DJ with the Echo Nest APIs.

• Want to learn a Python web framework? Check out the Django tutorial.

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  • Richard L.

    Learned a couple things that will help me with my work. Hope I helped others with theirs, too.

    January 22, 2014

  • Narendra M.

    Really useful!

    1 · January 20, 2014

  • Matt M.

    Sorry to be so last minute but I forgot to RSVP. Is there any way I could be added to the list?

    January 20, 2014

  • Gaurav s.

    Anybody into machine learning and finance ?

    January 20, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'll be working in Pandas on data analysis too

      1 · January 20, 2014

    • Gaurav s.

      Hi David, Pavo. Numpy/Pandas are awesome, then we are in the same boat. Maybe we can meet today evening and share our projects/experiences.

      January 20, 2014

  • Gaurav s.

    Hi, anybody working on data mining/machine learning based project ?

    January 17, 2014

    • Darin B.

      Eric - I'm working on a few small projects at the moment. One is a generic GUI interface to do signal-background separation from flat GB-scale datasets - kind of like a quick beginnerstool. I am also tinkering with some image analysis. I am a physicist by trade and I work with PB-scale data, but using ML software that is not-really standard, so I'm trying to expand my knowledge to more commonly used python tools. What about you?

      1 · January 17, 2014

    • Eric M.

      @Darin: I'm a grad student in Biological Engineering @ MIT, right now doing what I call "influenza analytics". There's a bunch of stuff I'm working on. One is uncovering the influenza viruses that have shuffled their genomes with other influenza viruses; another is developing a software tool & experimental workflow for +/- identification of virus + fishing them out from raw samples; the last is using computational methods to understand how the influenza virus packages.

      January 20, 2014

  • Cameron P.

    Any other noobs out there? I'm going to start working on Learn Python the Hard Way. Join me! and together we'll conquer the universe!

    4 · January 20, 2014

  • Roger

    I was working on a project to design a GUI interface for real-time array signal processing. I need some help to trouble shooting my code, which seems incorrectly trigger an event when I press the "OK" button, which makes the parameters passed to other classes incorrect. I was using enthought traits to design the GUI.

    January 20, 2014

  • Michael W.

    Sorry, I can't make it. I hope someone can take my spot.

    January 20, 2014

  • Brian R.

    I'd like to connect with people working on open source projects from OpenHatch and/or CodeMontage. I've got a software engineering background, I've built personal projects with Django and Flask, and I'm familiar with Unix development tools and GitHub. However, I haven't worked on a team in a long time, and I've never submitted a pull request. :)

    January 18, 2014

  • Salim I.

    Anyone selling any Raspberry Pi units? If yes, I will be interested in purchasing. Thanks!

    January 17, 2014

    • Sean T.

      I will be giving one away as part of Ned's door prize collection. Maybe you can win it!

      2 · January 17, 2014

  • Kirk Z.

    Hi all,
    I am a Django noob and I want to put together a GeoDjango web app. Would love to absorb some knowledge from Djangophiles.

    I am also interested in seeing what other people have been using Python for in the geospatial community.

    January 17, 2014

  • Jesse M.

    I have one college semester of Python under my belt along with a solid amount of self-studying, and I'm looking to get started contributing to open source projects with Git. Does anyone have a project they're working on who'd like help?

    January 17, 2014

  • Aydın S.

    Anybody working with PyQt and want to share?

    January 17, 2014

    • Dave

      I've been using PyQt4 for a little while now, I'm really happy with it. I've worked with all the Python versions of the GUI toolkits including Wx, GTK and Qt and Qt looks great because of the native feel on Windows and Linux (I haven't tested it but I think it works will with Mac too). The APIs feel well thought out. If you are interested in PyQt4 I would suggest this guy's book­

      January 17, 2014

  • Eric M.

    Anybody biologists in the crowd? would love to chat new bio problems!

    2 · January 17, 2014

    • Narendra M.

      I'll be there, as usual :) Will be nice to see you again!

      1 · January 17, 2014

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