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The time is near! Thanks to our host Aryan Naraghi we're able to convene our June 10th Meetup at Google's Seattle campus in Fremont. Through the additional generosity of our previous sponsors, Qumulo and Lagunitas we will be enjoying lovely food and great beer that evening as well.

Aryan Naraghi

Our host and first speaker, Aryan Naraghi, will be speaking to us about Python and the Google App Engine. He'll present an introduction walk-thru of building a simple web application.

Aryan works at Google Seattle on the App Engine team. He's a graduate of the University of Washington. Without Aryan's support, we wouldn't be able to hold the meeting at Google.

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Our second and third speakers, Benjamin Mako Hill and Richard Guy, are two of the founding members of the Community Data Science Workshops (http://escience.washington.edu/blog/community-data-science-workshops-spring-2015), which are sponsored by the eScience Institute at the University of Washington. They will be speaking to us about their adventures in teaching introductory Python and Data Science to new users in just a matter of weeks.

Benjamin Mako Hill, in his own [edited] words:

I am a scholar, technologist and activist. In all three roles, I am passionate about understanding why, and when peer production (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peer_production) succeeds. As a social scientist (http://mako.cc/academic/), my research aims to explain why some attempts to create free culture (http://freedomdefined.org/) and free software (https://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html) result in large volunteer communities like Wikipedia and Linux — while the vast majority never attract even a second contributor. For most of my life, I have also participated in a number of these communities.You can follow my latest musings and projects on my weblog Copyrighteous (http://mako.cc/copyrighteous/). I microblog infrequently as @mako on identi.ca (https://identi.ca/mako) and as@makoshark on Twitter (https://twitter.com/makoshark).

Richard Guy

Richard is a Senior Applied Researcher (in Data Mining) at Microsoft. His work focuses on data modeling and engineering, statistical modeling of user experience, and data mining tools.

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