Python Meetup During DataWeek / Strata Conference

In October the Python Meetup will be part of the DataWeek activities and co-located with Strata Conf. Special thanks to O'Reilly for hosting us at the Hilton in October (As usual, there are no sign-in sheets, and recruiters must announce themselves while mingling).

You can find the event in the Sutton Center/South room at the Hilton.

Data Science and Engineering at Netflix
Kurt Brown, Netflix

This talk will be on Python use in Data Science & Engineering at Netflix. Some notable areas include a tool (Sting) we built to dynamically filter, aggregate, and visualize Hive data. Sting leverages pandas, NumPy, and CherryPy (among other things). We’ll also talk through our use of Python for the business logic of all our Pig jobs, our broad use of Python for tools and automation, and how Python use continues to grow throughout Netflix.

Generators in Python
Vivek James Powell

I'll cover iterators as a fundamental concept of Python, at howgenerators and generator expressions work, at generators as a form of delayed computation, at generators as a mechanism for streamed dataprocessing, and at generators in the context of broader computer sciencetheory (i.e., as coroutines).

Compiling Python with Numba Travis Oliphant,  CEO and co-Founder at Continuum Analytics Python is a favorite language for many domain experts because it lets them get to solutions quickly.   Sometimes, particularly for numerical or compute-intensive code those solutions are not fast enough even with great extensions like NumPy.   Numba is an array-aware Python compiler that takes Python code and creates machine code using the LLVM infrastructure, which allows the solutions to be fast as well.   A simple decorator on your functions provides speed-ups of 10x to 1000x.   We will discuss the progress and roadmap of Numba with examples.

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  • Reed O.

    Three great talks

    October 25, 2012

  • Victor O.

    Engaging speakers, interesting topics.

    October 25, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Solid. The last talk was well done and interesting. The second to last talk was pretty good but should have described in more depth how numba was actually working. The first talk was lacking, not much substance

    October 24, 2012

  • Eric C.

    All three talks were great!

    October 24, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Well attended

    October 24, 2012

  • hogu

    Hey guys, I hope this doesn't come across too spammy, I genuinely think that anyone who is interested in Python and Data should know about an event we are throwing next Friday and Saturday. It's the NYC PyData conference The authors/contributors of NumPy, SciPy, Pandas, scikits.statsmodels, scikits.learn, and PyTables will all be there giving tutorials, as well as advanced talks on cutting edge technologies. These are the people who wrote the tools that you all are using, so it should be pretty awesome.

    2 · October 19, 2012

    • Gloria W

      An announcement for PyData was mailed to this meetup list on the 16th.

      October 19, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Use 'nyc-python-meetup-­20' for a 20% discount through next week

      October 19, 2012

  • James P.

    Meghan can correct me, but I believe this event is run parallel to DataWeek.

    This means you don't need to have signed up for DataWeek to attend; there is no fee for this event; the sign-up procedure for this event is to just RSVP via Meetup.

    Also, for information on DataWeek itself:
    "Unless otherwise noted, NYC Data Week events are free to attend, and anyone can attend or add to the calendar."

    1 · October 3, 2012

    • Nabila O.

      Thanks for your help James!

      October 3, 2012

    • Meghan

      I just opened up RSVPs for the event! Hope to see you there.

      October 3, 2012

  • Nabila O.

    Do you have to sign up to dataweek in order to attend this particular event? is there a fee? If so, how much, and what is the sign up procedure?

    October 2, 2012

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