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ChiPy September Meeting

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How to install Anaconda

By: Kevin Nasto
Experience Level: Novice
Ever want to avoid installing Python packages with complex dependencies such as sklearn? Ever have permissions issues installing a package? Anaconda is the answer. This talk describes why use it and how to get it set up.

Machine Learning and Deduplication

By: Forest Gregg
Experience Level: Intermediate
Machine learning and record linkage: Finding duplicates or matching data when you don't have primary keys is one of the biggest challenges in preparing data for data science. At DataMade we have built a python, open source machine learning library to help developers, and a product Dedupe.io to help everyone else. We describe the problem and how we use machine learning to scale to tens of millions of records.

Why python is the best first programming language and here is how to make it even better

By: Jhankar Mahbub
Experience Level: Novice
Meet Simon! He doesn't have a technology background, but he wants to be a programmer. Should he go to a boot camp with 17k or read 29,900,000 options provided by Google when he searched "Learn Python". Or he can join ChiPy mentorship program. While all of these will work, I would like to make his journey bit more enjoyable by presenting a more natural, friendlier, and a more interactive way to learn programming concepts. In this talk, we will look at functions, for loops, list comprehensions, and generators in a way that is easy for people like Simon to understand and use.

Schedule:
6:00pm - 6:30pm Networking
6:30pm - 8:00pm Talk
8:00pm - 8:30pm Networking

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