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February Presentation Night: Football, Cycles, Red Line

Tonight we have three talks, sponsored by WorkMob.

Bill Mill, Choosing Your Fantasy Football Team with IPython.  Want a winning football team?  Analyze the stats to assemble the best players, using IPython notebook.

Edmund Jorgenson, Shortening your dev-cycle time with Python.  Edmund has tools and workflow he uses to reduce the time to develop his software.

Allen Downey, The Red Line problem. Allen uses statistics and Python to predict the time until the next train arrives, based on the number of passengers on the platform.

Pizza will be provided by WorkMob.  Afterwards, we'll head to Meadhall for drinks, sponsored by Zefr.

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  • Steve W.

    The sunflower pattern animation I ran before the meeting started is here:

    Both the PyProcessing source code and Processing applet with source code (hand-converted from Python) are there. Interesting links within the source code, too.

    February 22, 2014

  • Bill M.

    It was great to meet so many of you, and lots of fun to talk.

    My slides:

    The source notebook, and a makefile to generate the slides from the ipython notebook:

    1 · February 21, 2014

  • Allen D.

    Thanks to the other two speakers (who did a great job), and to everyone who suffered through my talk about the Red Line Problem :) If you missed it, or want to see more, my slides are at

    1 · February 21, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I can't make it tonight, looks to be some great presentations. See you next time!

    February 20, 2014

  • Pete Vander G.

    Got the sniffles. :-( Going to stay home so I don't make some else sick.

    February 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi! So I signed up to the waiting list and I wanted to know how I would know if my spot is confirmed, and when I might expect to know.

    Thank you!

    February 18, 2014

    • Ned B.

      You will get an email from if you are moved into the Yes category. People often change their RSVP in the last day before the event, so don't despair! :)

      1 · February 19, 2014

  • Kevin

    dear all, i am new here and may have to drive here. is parking easy to find nearby? thanks much

    February 15, 2014

    • Tom M.

      There is pay parking in the basement of the Microsoft building and the MIT Hayward St. lot is free after 5 pm.­

      February 15, 2014

  • Ted P.

    Will there be a livestream?

    February 15, 2014

    • Ned B.

      Sadly, we won't have a livestream (or a recording) for these.... :(

      February 15, 2014

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