Past Meetup

ChiPy's September meeting

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Hi everyone,

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Here is the official meeting announcement from Brian:

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We <3 Braintree. And we <3 our presenters:

Brian Curtin: Brian is a director of the Python Software Foundation, PSF Communications Officer, leader of the PSF Sprints Committee, and active in whatever other PSF related projects he can get his hands on.

Yarko Tymciurak: A Research Programmer, Biostatistics Lab, Biological Sciences Division at University of Chicag ( who develops mostly in Python. A PyCon Conference Organizer.

When: 7 PM Thursday September 12th, 2013

Where: Braintree 111 North Canal Street #455, Chicago, IL 60606

Braintree, we <3 u too. Thank you for sponsoring 100% of this meeting: food, drink, and location. If I ever need Python friendly online businesses process for credit card payments, I will call you first.

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Post djangocon: An overview of edX
(0:30:00 Minutes)
By: yarko
edx is a major django application serving huge numbers of students for MIT, Harvard, Stanford, Berkely, and more. - A brief history of Computer-Based Instruction (python has a role); - incomplete survey of current open-source CBI; - edX: how's it different / what's it's rough structure, what (besides django/python) is involved; - edX: hacking the platform (django development); - edX: hacking courses; a deployment-level VM, and how to get started there; - finally: future topics: deployment; what this can't do (maybe) and why; - wrapup: call for interest & edx project night(s); I'll try to have some USBs for anyone who want to try one of the edX VMs during the talkSet it, and forget it!

Auto Scale on Rackspace

By: Brian Curtin
Rackspace is rolling out a new service to allow your cloud to scale on its own, called Auto Scale. Built on Monitoring, Auto Scale allows you to grow or shrink your fleet of resources as demand changes. pyrax, a Python package for working with OpenStack-based clouds like Rackspace's, just released Auto Scale and Monitoring support with version 1.5.0. I'll show how you can use pyrax to deploy servers and automatically add or remove them based on their usage.

What's Love Got to do with It? / Love: for techies
(0:15:00 Minutes)
By: yarko
What you think Love is - is (probably) wrong. The correct metaphor / definition for live will make much more sense to the software person. In fact, it will help with team building and design too. Yup. Grab a beer. I'll tell you a story about how this evolved (turing machine example), how and where evolution selected it, and why it works - and how it works for approaching problems (design) too. Then I'll lay out the "api" (functional description). Don't take it too seriously. You couldn't have known. Now you will. Cheers!

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Brian Ray @brianray