Python Workshops: Share & Learn @ Metis

NYC Python (@nycpython) and Metis (, which runs a data science bootcamp, are proud to present a night of workshops for you to share & learn on Thursday, August 21st.

Doors will open at 6:30, and the workshops will begin at 7. Please arrive promptly at 7 so you don't miss the start of the tutorials. We will have three rooms of workshops for you!

Room 1: Fun Awesome Data Room

7 - Introduction to NumPy, James Powell!

7:45 - Introduction to Pandas, Sarah Guido!

Room 2: Exciting Web Frameworks Room

7 - Django with Jon Banafato!

7:45 - Flask with Andy Dirnberger!

Room 3: Super Python Room

7:45 - Unnamed Python Workshop, James Powell!

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  • Robby K.

    The workshops and the atmosphere was awesome. Does anyone happen to know of any workshops or training for advanced pandas users? Seems like everything is always geared toward beginners.

    5 · August 22

    • Anne M.

      @Robby, what kind of advanced pandas training do you want?

      August 24

    • Robby K.

      Hi Anne. I'm assuming that in general there is still a pretty significant short supply of material for advanced data analysis in python but constantly referencing McKinney's book (already quite outdated with all of the amazing enhancements to API) on Data Analysis as the only guide for sophisticated exploration, munging, wrangling, analysis and some viz or web crawling for random nbviewer publications gets a little old. Where and who are the Pandas ninjas out there doing amazing things with the library? I use it every single day at work but would truly love to meetup with others who are already in the advanced stages of using the library to provide demos and share ideas. (Sorry if this already exists and I just don't know about it). Every talk I have attended referencing Pandas is sort of starting to feel like excel meetups where we talk about how cool it is to be able to input numbers into cells.

      1 · August 24

  • Zachary K.

    Learned some great stuff about NumPy and Pandas! Might I suggest that if a presentation's going to require a 300-megabyte download, you suggest beforehand we download it? I spent nearly the entire NumPy talk waiting for Anaconda to download, then had to get it set up. It was great to follow along once it was ready.

    August 23

  • James P.

    This is my Netwon's method example from last night. I think it's a really cute example that shows off a lot of numpy fundamentals (array creation & types, broadcasting operations & vectorised operations, fancy-indexing, cheap views, assignment through views, "truth value of an array ... is ambiguous," &c.):

    4 · August 22

  • Naray P.

    Very informative sessions on Django and flask. Thanks Jon, Andy + Everyone else that help organize this event. It was my first Python meetup; Looking forward to future ones!

    August 22

  • Brendan K

    James and Sarah thank you so much for giving me enough info so that I as a pro web developer can jump into the SciPy stack and become and amateur data analyst. (You can never wear just one hat.)

    2 · August 22

  • Lou R.

    Good talks, great people!

    1 · August 21

  • Jason P.

    If anyone is curious about how to install Django 1.7 with Python 3.x:

    1 · August 21

  • dino v.

    Have to give up my seat thanks to production issues. Will any sessions recording or slides be available?

    August 21

  • David B.

    What is "Stenography" — is it actual stenographic tools for Python, such as Plover? Or is it something else?

    August 21

    • David B.

      Well, the stenography entry has now disappeared — the time has changed, too, and James Powell!! is now listed as the organizer. It now says "Unnamed Python Workshop."

      1 · August 21

    • James P.

      We were planning to have a stenography tutorial for the evening, but this has been rescheduled to another event. It would probably cover general stenography (maybe even other techniques like shorthand) and Python tools for stenography like Plover.

      August 21

  • Dwight B.

    It is a form of shorthand. Not to be confused with steganography.

    August 21

    • David B.

      What does that mean in terms of Python?

      August 21

  • Sarah G.

    Just a reminder to everyone that we'll be enforcing capacity restrictions at the door.

    August 20

    • Robert L.

      what is the capacity? are we not guaranteed entrance even though we RSVP?

      1 · August 21

    • Sarah G.

      Around 100, and we usually have a 50-60% turnout rate.

      1 · August 21

  • Muhammad A.

    I don't know the basics of Python .Would this be a good introduction to Python ?

    August 20

  • David B.

    What packages should be in place before we arrive, for the various workshops? And are we talking about Py2 還是 Py3?

    August 20

    • Sarah G.

      As far as I know, instructors will be covering installation instructions in their tutorials. I'm using Python 2 for mine; perhaps the others can chime in?

      August 20

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