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Valentine's Day + Python Dojo, why not? - Fellow Python enthusiasts, it's time to gear up for a Valentine's Day Python Dojo! Practice your coding skills in a fun, laid-back environment and get to know your fellow Python programmers! Rami Feb 7, 2017 10:59 AM
Fwd: Can you share O'Reilly's Jupyter Notebook survey with your group? - FYI, for anyone using Jupyter Notebook and wants to share that experience with O'Reilly … ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: < Alex C. Feb 2, 2017 7:38 AM
Re: MATLAB vs Python? - Doug R. Dec 14, 2016 2:26 PM
PgConf US 2017 - Hey folks, PgConf US 2017 is up in Jersey City this year. It would be great if we could get some Python content. This is the last week of the CFP, so hurry. http://www.pgconf.us/2017/subm­it/ Sincerely, JD -- Command Prompt, Inc. Joshua D. Nov 28, 2016 1:16 PM
Re: [DCPython] MATLAB vs Python? - Conda environments easily support the installation of pip installable packages, so it is basically a superset of what's available in the pypi servers.  What is a good example of package that works well outside of conda but ha Marc B. Nov 19, 2016 8:53 AM
Re: [DCPython] MATLAB vs Python? - As I said in my previous email " While you can buy support for Active State or Anaconda, it still does not have all the libraries that exist and integrating them can be tricky." as my downside to what Creence L. Nov 18, 2016 4:23 PM
Re: [DCPython] MATLAB vs Python? - This sounds like a GREAT presentation for an upcoming meetup... hint hint! :-) On Fri, Nov 18, 2016 at 1:32 PM, Neal Becker < Chris S. Nov 18, 2016 3:13 PM
Re: [DCPython] MATLAB vs Python? - I believe conda is intended precisely for reproducible research.  It doesn't require installing latest versions - it can install any versions you need for your environment. I've played with it some, but myself (l Neal B. Nov 18, 2016 1:19 PM
Re: [DCPython] MATLAB vs Python? - That was 3 years ago, I am glad to see Vlad K. Nov 18, 2016 10:43 AM
Re: [DCPython] MATLAB vs Python? - I imagine on most Linux systems, Anaconda is unnecessary. My package manager (zypper on openSUSE) installed a lot of dependencies and recommended packages along with Spyder for a scientific Rafael J. Nov 18, 2016 10:23 AM
Re: [DCPython] MATLAB vs Python? - I’ve used both, matlab and python. Matlab is dying Christopher S. Nov 18, 2016 9:42 AM
Re: [DCPython] MATLAB vs Python? - For getting started and managing your scientific Python environment, I second the recommendation of conda/anaconda. For your day-to-day workspace, if the interface of MATLAB or R (RStudio, to be precise) is appealing to you Dave R Nov 18, 2016 9:24 AM
Re: [DCPython] MATLAB vs Python? - My main problem with Matlab is that if you Vlad K. Nov 18, 2016 9:10 AM
Re: [DCPython] MATLAB vs Python? - If you want to see an environment for scientific python that is highly integrated, nicely packaged and maintained, you should look at conda http://conda.pydata.org/docs/i­ndex.html Neal B. Nov 18, 2016 8:45 AM
Re: [DCPython] MATLAB vs Python? - Hi Doug and anyone else interested in comparing MATLAB to Python... I've been using MATLAB for about 10 years as my main Rafael J. Nov 17, 2016 5:58 PM
Re: [DCPython] MATLAB vs Python? - I have used both Matlab and Python.  Core Python is free whereas Matlab costs money.  While you can use Octave, the open source version of Matlab, it does not have all the features of paid Matlab.  As a result more people use Python and Creence L. Nov 17, 2016 4:21 PM
Re: [DCPython] MATLAB vs Python? - If you want something comparable to MATLAB, I suggest looking at 'R'. ( https://web.stanford.edu/class­/bios221/labs/simulation/Lab_3­_simulation.ht Seth Nov 17, 2016 3:41 PM
MATLAB vs Python? - Doug R. Nov 17, 2016 2:19 PM
Re: [DCPython] help - Hi Lauren, I have sent you a message via Twitter. Sincerely, Saran  On Thu, Nov 10, 2016 at 10:1 Saran A Nov 10, 2016 10:16 AM
Re: [DCPython] help - Hi Saran, Tx so much for the prompt response.  How might I reach you off list? Tx! Lauren On Thu, Nov 10, 2016 at 9:23 AM, Lauren Nov 10, 2016 10:00 AM
Re: [DCPython] help - Hi Lauren, I would be happy to assist.  Sincerely, Saran On Thu, Nov 10, 2016 at 8:48 AM, Lauren < Saran A Nov 10, 2016 9:15 AM
help - Hi All! First, I'd like to introduc Lauren Nov 9, 2016 6:45 PM
Python Project Makefile - Hi Python Programmers, FYI: I'll be presenting my "Python Project Makefile" tomorrow night in Fairfax and I'd love to see some DC Python folks in the house: Alex C. Oct 24, 2016 9:02 AM
November Dojo Time! - It's that time again -- time to gear up for the November edition of the Python Dojo! Practice your coding skills in a fun, laid-back environment and get to know your fellow Python programmers! There will be pizza and beer and soft drinks as usual, with Rami Oct 18, 2016 9:52 PM
Re: [DCPython] Zoohackathon this coming weekend - Cool event, thanks Andrew! I don't know if I can make it yet but I registered … would love to hack at the Zoo. On Tue, Oct 4, 2016 at 5:02 AM, Andrew Kuchling Alex C. Oct 4, 2016 5:07 AM
Zoohackathon this coming weekend - This weekend, there's a Zoohackathon being held at the National Zoo: http://www.zoohackathon.com/wa­shington-dc/ The Zoohackathon is a computer coding and technology intensive event that brings together developers, designers, project managers, and Andrew K. Oct 3, 2016 8:56 PM
September Python Dojo! - It's that time again -- back to school for the September edition of the Python Dojo! Practice your coding skills in a fun, laid-back environment and get to know your fellow Python programmers! There will be pizza and beer and soft drinks as usual, with Rami Sep 12, 2016 5:57 PM
Upcoming 8-week course: Machine Learning with Text in Python - Hello DC Python! I wanted to let you know about an upcoming course I'm teaching called "Machine Learning with Text in Python." In this 8-week Master Course (September Kevin M. Sep 12, 2016 3:43 PM
Python Data Science Workshop Raffle - Hi everyone! For those that may be interested, District Data Labs is raffling 4 free tickets to upcoming Python workshops. The raffle ends this Wednesday 8/31 and winners will be announced on Friday 9/2. Enter at  Tony O. Aug 29, 2016 9:33 AM
DC PyLadies Happy Hour Thursday Night - Hi Everyone, DC PyLadies is having a happy hour this Thursday, August 18. Information is available at our Meetup Page . Kathleen B. Aug 17, 2016 7:46 PM
Re: [DCPython] August Dojo Time! - Hey folks, Someone has kindly pointed out that I completely failed to put the date of the meetup in here! The next dojo will be on *Wednesday the 17th* -- look forward to seeing you there! Thanks Rami -- Rami Chowdhury “A mind all logic Rami Aug 11, 2016 3:36 PM
[Job] Muster.com, seeking Python/JavaScript Developer - Hi DC Python, My name is Alex and I am representing the team @ Muster . We are seeking another python developer and please take a few minutes to view the post below.  Alex S. Aug 11, 2016 2:51 PM
August Dojo Time! - Fellow Pythonistas and the Python-curious! Escape the heat with the Dojo! The normal schedule is as follows: 6:30 - 7:30 -- Arrive, eat pizza, socialize 7:00ish -- Vote on a coding challenge for the evening and divide into teams 7:15 - 9:00 -- Work Rami Aug 11, 2016 2:11 PM
Re: [DCPython] Looking for speakers! - OK, I'll stick my neck out and commit to a Python Mock Talk.  Been yammering about it for  a hells age, but have been buried at work....  On Wed, Aug 10, 2016 at 4:41 PM, edd Chris S. Aug 11, 2016 8:47 AM
Re: [DCPython] Looking for speakers! - Eddie, I'm a total beginner when it comes to Python. I used an open source library called Tweepy to download pro- and anti-ISIS tweets. I've spoken at Hack and Tell before and my dataset was a featured dataset on Khuram Z. Aug 10, 2016 5:10 PM
Looking for speakers! - Hi DC Python'ers, We're looking for speakers through the end of the year! Any Python-relevant topics, and any time length (5m, 10m, 15m, 30m, 1hr+) is fine.  If you've got an idea in mind that doesn't seem to fit, contact us regardles eddie w. Aug 10, 2016 4:39 PM
[JOB] Looking for a part-time **permanent** position - Hi folks, FYI I'm about to update my "looking for work" ad here: http://www.meetup.com/DCPython­/messages/boards/threa Alex C. Aug 3, 2016 8:31 AM
Fwd: New messages in ✎ Patrick (DC Python) - FYI ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Meetup Messages < [address removed] > Date: S Alex C. Jul 30, 2016 2:54 PM
Midsummer's Coding at July Python Dojo! - Fellow Python enthusiasts! Join us for another warm summer's Dojo! The normal schedule is as follows: 6:30 - 7:30 -- Arrive, eat pizza, socialize 7:00ish -- Vote on a coding challenge for the evening and divide into teams 7:15 - 9:00 -- Work in team Rami Jul 19, 2016 11:07 AM
Summertime, Dojo-time! - Fellow Python enthusiasts! Join us for June's edition of the Python Dojo! Practice your coding skills in a fun, laid-back environment and get to know your fellow Python programmers! The normal schedule is as follows: 6:30 - 7:30 -- Arrive, eat pizza Rami Jun 14, 2016 12:42 PM
Fwd: New messages in ✎ Franklin B (DC Python) - Thanks Franklin! FYI ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Meetup Messages < messa Alex C. May 28, 2016 4:08 PM
[JOB] Python/Django developer openings at National Journal - Hello, all: I'm Chris Dornfeld, head of digital strategy here at National Journal, part of Atlantic Media. We have two openings for Python developers that I wanted to share with the group. You can find them Chris D. May 20, 2016 12:57 PM
[JOB] LLC seeking Python Web Developer - Hi DC Python, My name is Jordan Cooper and I am the Founder of Rotunda, LLC, based out of Bethesda, MD, which is my attempt as a former candidate for elected office to change how politics works in this nation. I am interested in hiring a Python web dev Jordan C. Apr 30, 2016 7:36 PM
"Free pass for event!" Policy needed - Hi DC Python, How do folks feel about being informed about "free passes for upcoming event?!" I'm getting more and more requests lately to pass messages like these along; when they were infrequent, Alex C. Apr 28, 2016 8:23 AM
Next week: April Dojo! - Fellow Python enthusiasts! A friendly reminder that April's Python Dojo is coming up next week, so don't forget to register at https://ti.to/dc-python-dojo/a­pril-2016 and put it in your calendar! The dojo is a great way to practice your coding skills Rami Apr 19, 2016 4:05 PM
April is here, which means another Dojo! - Fellow Python enthusiasts! Join us for April's edition of the Python Dojo! Practice your coding skills in a fun, laid-back environment and get to know your fellow Python programmers! The normal schedule is as follows: 6:30 - 7:30 -- Arrive, eat pizz Rami Apr 12, 2016 2:19 PM
Python Training Recommendations Needed - All, See below note from our job board.  Over the next week, I'll be looking for companies in the DC area or East Coast that provide Python training (classes, bootcamps), especiall Phil C. Apr 6, 2016 9:53 AM
Welcome Back Matt Bowen - Good Afternoon Python Programmers, Please join me in welcoming Matt Bowen back to the DC Python board. Matt was a founding member of DC Python, and now rejoins as our Vice President to assist with day to day activities, Alex C. Apr 5, 2016 4:18 PM
Fwd: SciPy 2016 Talk Deadline Ext 4/1, Registration Open, Plotting Contest - Hello all! I wanted to put this on your radar.  Scipy  proposals Jackie K. Mar 24, 2016 11:19 PM
Reminder: DC Python Slack group - Hi DC Python, Just a quick rainy-Saturday reminder, we have a slack group! http://pythoncommunity.herokua­pp.com/ #dc_md_va channel (but explore the others, like #django, #testing, and more!) Join us! -eddie eddie w. Mar 19, 2016 2:47 PM
Free O'Reilly eReport! - Hi DC Python, Please help me support one of our awesome sponsors, O'Reilly, by downloading this free e-Report (name and email required, but worth it) entitled "How to Make Mistakes in Python" b Alex C. Mar 14, 2016 5:16 PM
Travis from Continuum in town tonight! - Hi DC Python, A colleague from NIH just alerted me to this event happening tonight, Travis from Continuum (NumPy author) is in town! http://www Alex C. Mar 10, 2016 5:59 PM
Roll on up to the March Python Dojo! - Fellow Python enthusiasts! Join us for the first Python Dojo of the spring -- hopefully still celebrating the warm weather! Practice your coding skills in a fun, laid-back environment and get to know your fellow Python programmers! The normal schedule Rami Mar 8, 2016 6:24 PM
RE: [DCPython] [JOB] NETE Solutions, Seeking Python Developer for NIH - Waseem C. Feb 24, 2016 9:44 AM
RE: [DCPython] Jobs Policy - Maavrik Feb 24, 2016 8:44 AM
Jobs Policy - Thanks to everyone who replied yesterday both on and off list. To summarize, I got a range of responses in the following categories: Allow job posts (With one person believing an offensive job posting alone is better than Alex C. Feb 24, 2016 7:46 AM
Re: [DCPython] [JOB] NETE Solutions, Seeking Python Developer for NIH - Hey Alex, I think if you let recruiters go nuts then that's exactly what they'll do and I suspect the list will become a dumping ground for them.  Having the filter/restrictions in place is welcome and nece David H. Feb 23, 2016 2:53 PM
Re: [DCPython] Upcoming Workshops on Graph Analytics and NLP with Python - Hi Tony, what is best number to reach you ? HARI S. Feb 23, 2016 2:45 PM
Re: [DCPython] [JOB] NETE Solutions, Seeking Python Developer for NIH - Hi Waseem: I like the [JOB] in the subject… but am otherwise inclined to object to your post based on the content (i.e. when compared to http://dcpython.readthedocs.or­g/jo Alex C. Feb 23, 2016 12:49 PM
Upcoming Workshops on Graph Analytics and NLP with Python - Hi everyone! For those that may be interested, District Data Labs is hosting a couple of Python workshops in the next two months.  Tony O. Feb 23, 2016 12:24 PM
[JOB] NETE Solutions, Seeking Python Developer for NIH - Waseem C. Feb 23, 2016 10:12 AM
Roll on up to the February Python Dojo! - Fellow Python enthusiasts! Join us for the second Python Dojo of the new year! Practice your coding skills in a fun, laid-back environment and get to know your fellow Python programmers! The normal schedule is as follows: 6:30 - 7:30 -- Arrive, eat pi Rami Feb 18, 2016 6:41 PM
Re: [DCPython] JOB: Python Developer - Top Secret Clearance - Hi Shelby, Please check out (and follow) the rules for posting jobs to this mailing list in the future: http://dcpython.readthedocs.or­g/job-board.html . Thank you! Alex C. Feb 17, 2016 10:54 AM
JOB: Python Developer - Top Secret Clearance - Maavrik Feb 17, 2016 10:49 AM
[JOB] Love Python? Come work with a great team of like-minded individuals! - Hey all, I'm a developer at HumanGeo , a local tech company of around 100 people. We love Python & the DC Python community. We're growing, and it'd be Aru S. Feb 12, 2016 2:34 PM
Awesome Career Opportunity - Mid-Level, Full-Stack Developer with Python-Django Baltimore,MD - PJ C. Feb 2, 2016 9:32 AM
Re: [DCPython] CORRECTION: New Slack channel! - Thanks. I registered. On Jan 23, 2016, at 3:37 PM, Salar Rahmanian < Christopher S. Jan 24, 2016 11:41 AM
Re: [DCPython] CORRECTION: New Slack channel! - Hello again DC Python, I appear to have everything fixed, and I've _tested it_.  (Tho I still have my fingers crossed).  Go to: https: eddie w. Jan 24, 2016 10:54 AM
Re: [DCPython] New Slack group! - Thanks for the invite, I've joined! On Jan 23,[masked]:45 PM, "Alex Clark" < [address removed] > wrote: Joseph D. Jan 23, 2016 5:08 PM
Re: [DCPython] CORRECTION: New Slack channel! - How do you sign up. I am new and I am trying to learn python? I would love to join. On Jan 23,[masked]:50 PM, "eddie welker" < [address removed] > wr Tope Jan 23, 2016 3:42 PM
Re: [DCPython] CORRECTION: New Slack channel! - Hey, Wo Salar R. Jan 23, 2016 3:33 PM
Re: [DCPython] CORRECTION: New Slack channel! - Hi everyone, and I'm super-sorry for all of the messages and spent time. The first link sent was wrong. Not sure how I did that.  The second link, eddie w. Jan 23, 2016 3:27 PM
Re: [DCPython] CORRECTION: New Slack channel! - Tammy Jan 23, 2016 3:08 PM
Re: [DCPython] CORRECTION: New Slack channel! - No worries! - thx for doing it for us all! :-) Relax & enjoy for the tim Ann V. Jan 23, 2016 3:05 PM
Re: [DCPython] CORRECTION: New Slack channel! - Getting an application error when I visit the site. On Sat, Jan 23, 2016, 2:59 PM eddie welker < [address removed] > wrote: Aru S. Jan 23, 2016 3:02 PM
Re: [DCPython] CORRECTION: New Slack channel! - The snow must have gone to my head.  Couldn't have messed this up more. http:// python - c eddie w. Jan 23, 2016 2:58 PM
CORRECTION: New Slack channel! - CORRECTION!!!!! I'm not sure how I messed this up, but I signed up for a _different_ community, named: python-community.slack.com APOLOGIES! Eddie   ******** Hi DC Python (and any memb eddie w. Jan 23, 2016 2:49 PM
Re: [DCPython] New Slack group! - Shit, not even sure how, but I got the wrong url...??? Lemme send another.  Ugh. On Sat, Jan 23, 2016 at 2:43 PM, Alex Clark < eddie w. Jan 23, 2016 2:44 PM
Re: [DCPython] New Slack group! - Nice! I'm in slack but I don't see #dc_md_va in the list of channels, is it public? On Sat, Jan 23, 2016 at 2:07 PM, eddie w Alex C. Jan 23, 2016 2:43 PM
New Slack group! - Hi DC Python (and any members of Baltimore Python, NOVA Python, Django-District, PyLadies DC, Frederick Python, etc.)! It isn't much of a secret that many members love Slack.  So I've gone ahead and created a #dc_md_va group within http://pyth eddie w. Jan 23, 2016 2:06 PM
Python Dojo - January 28th! - Fellow Python enthusiasts! Join us for the first Python Dojo of the new year! Practice your coding skills in a fun, laid-back environment and get to know your fellow Python programmers! The normal schedule is as follows: 6:30 - 7:30 Arrive, eat pi Rami Jan 19, 2016 2:29 PM
Excella RESTful Coding Challenge - Jan 30 - Mike B. Jan 19, 2016 9:16 AM
[New Meetup Group] Invitation to Python Frederick in Frederick, MD - Matt L. Jan 9, 2016 1:38 PM
Upcoming Workshops on PySpark, Web Scraping and More - Hi everyone, Happy New Year! We've been hard at work over the last few months Tony O. Jan 8, 2016 9:57 AM
RE: [DCPython] Fwd: DC Python has a new Sponsor! - DaveLeak Dec 28, 2015 4:26 PM
Fwd: DC Python has a new Sponsor! - And… apologies, Accelebrate is actually a Silver level donor! Happy holidays, all. ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Alex Clark < Alex C. Dec 28, 2015 4:22 PM
December Python Dojo -- coming up! - Roll up one and all for the next merry Python dojo -- coming up before too long on the 15th of December! Practice your coding skills in a fun, laid-back environment and get to know your fellow Python programmers! The normal schedule is as follows: Rami Dec 3, 2015 7:10 PM
[JOB] Full Time Perm Employee - Direct Hire - Remote work - Senior Python Developer - DaveLeak Nov 25, 2015 12:00 PM
Saturday Python Lab: no class, but come hang out! - Hey folks, Just a quick reminder that even though there's no scheduled Python Lab meetup, people are very welcome to come to the Digital Commons area at the library and work on their own projects and hang out with other Python learners and other fol Rami Nov 23, 2015 4:14 PM
[Job] Flask/Fabric Python dev needed - Hey all! Thanks for letting me come and sponsor the office hours this month. As I mentioned at the meeting, we're looking for a dev to help us with our appliance. I've posted some info about it on the job board (http://www.meetup.com/DCPytho­n/messages/boa Aaron Nov 23, 2015 2:13 PM
Volunteer for Saturday PythonLab? - Hey folks, I usually lead the PythonLab meetup on Saturdays from 2 to 4 at the DC public library -- a gentle but practical intro-level meetup focused on getting something useful out of Python (http://www.meetup.com/DCPytho­n/events/225514344/). Unfor Rami Nov 19, 2015 5:28 PM
[JOB] Web developer in Crystal City - Hi DC Python! Matrix Group International is looking for a Python developer to join its small AMS (association management Jenny M. Nov 6, 2015 4:27 PM
November 2015 Python Dojo! - Hey everyone, Roll up everyone for the next Python dojo -- coming up soon on the 17th of November (earlier than usual, because Thanksgiving)! Practice your coding skills in a fun, laid-back environment and get to know your fellow Python programmers! Rami Nov 6, 2015 12:34 PM
November Office Hours event with django-district on the 18th - Our next office hours event will be on the 18th, two weeks from today. This event is run with django-districts project night. This is an informal gathering where we work on projects with, or next to, each other. If you are w Jonathan S. Nov 4, 2015 3:58 PM
[JOB] Python Developer at State Department - FYI http://www.meetup.com/DCPython­/messages/boards/thread/493612­04 PS Since it's possible to receive emails from Meetup's mess Alex C. Nov 3, 2015 5:48 AM
Re: [DCPython] Website - Embarrassingly, I'd actually prefer to keep the Heroku workflow for convenience if possible. Let me work with the site as-is (running on Heroku for free without SSL) a bit longer and will make a decision ASAP. I really appreciate e Alex C. Oct 27, 2015 3:23 PM
Upcoming Python Online Workshops - Hi everyone! For those in the group that may be interested, District Data Labs is hosting a couple of online workshops in Python. Please see below for details.  Tony O. Oct 27, 2015 11:57 AM
Re: [DCPython] Website - They got their root certs on Friday Sina Oct 26, 2015 11:24 AM
Re: [DCPython] Website - I'd be happy to sponsor a RapidSSL or a letsencrypt, or whatever is needed (wildcard, yes/no?) and get that up and running. I usually use nginx+uwsgi, which will handle the SSL and Django. The nice Heroku workflow will disappear, but I& Ryan D. Oct 26, 2015 11:21 AM
Re: [DCPython] Website - Theoretically, we should only need to hold off until https://letsencrypt.org/ gets up and running. ~A On Mon, Oct 26, 2015 at 11:0 Aru S. Oct 26, 2015 11:09 AM

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