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PYPTUG Monthly Meeting (Just Bring Glue - Build Powerful New Tools)

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Come join PYPTUG at out next monthly meeting (August 30th 2016) to learn more about the Python programming language, modules and tools. Python is the perfect language to learn if you've never programmed before, and at the other end, it is also the perfect tool that no expert would do without. Monthly meetings are in addition to our project nights.

What

Meeting will start at 6:00pm.

We will open on an Intro to PYPTUG and on how to get started with Python, PYPTUG activities and members projects, in particular some updates on the Quadcopter project, then on to News from the community.

Then on to the main talk. If you missed Rob Agle's talk at PyData Carolinas ( http://pydata.org/carolinas2016/schedule/presentation/62/ ), here is your chance. This will be an extended version.

Main Talk: Just Bring Glue - Leveraging Multiple Libraries To Quickly Build Powerful New Tools

by Rob Agle

Bio:

Rob Agle is a software engineer at Inmar, where he works on the high-availability REST APIs powering the organization's digital promotions network. His technical interests include application and network security, machine learning and natural language processing.

Abstract:

It has never been easier for developers to create simple-yet-powerful data-driven or data-informed tools. Through case studies, we'll explore a few projects that use a number of open source libraries or modules in concert. Next, we'll cover strategies for learning these new tools. Finally, we wrap up with pitfalls to keep in mind when gluing powerful things together quickly.

Lightning talks!

We will have some time for extemporaneous "lightning talks" of 5-10 minute duration. If you'd like to do one, some suggestions of talks were provided here (http://www.pyptug.org/2012/12/python-lightning-talks-ideas.html), if you are looking for inspiration. Or talk about a project you are working on.

When

Tuesday, September 27th 2016

Meeting starts at 6:00PM

Where

Wake Forest University, close (http://www.pyptug.org/#) to Polo Rd and University Parkway:

Manchester Hall (https://maps.google.com/maps/place?ftid=0x8853adf8a66abbeb:0x4f3c2974056734e5&q=Manchester+Hall,+Wake+Forest+University,+Winston-Salem,+Forsyth,+North+Carolina+27109&hl=en&ved=0CA0Q-gswAA&sa=X&ei=fIsfUfbaH4jXtwekkoCYDA&sig2=MC3330le_mXYLLbeNvW6FA)

room: Manchester 241

Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC 27109

Map this (https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=wake+forest+university+manchester+hall&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=bv.42553238,d.dmQ&biw=2560&bih=1223&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wl)

See also this campus map (PDF) (http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&ved=0CEYQFjAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Fstatic.wfu.edu%2Ffiles%2Fpdf%2Fvisitors%2Fcampusmap.pdf&ei=dIsfUaOrJqrs0QHNv4HACw&usg=AFQjCNHq-Y3F69Sr2sfBFpvWYp2RIyaWcQ&sig2=h5WySkZBe9JMLW_tTA2U8A&bvm=bv.42553238,d.dmQ) and also the Parking Map (PDF) (Manchester hall is #20A on the parking map) (http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=4&ved=0CE0QFjAD&url=http%3A%2F%2Fstatic.wfu.edu%2Ffiles%2Fpdf%2Fvisitors%2Freynolda.parkingmap.pdf&ei=dIsfUaOrJqrs0QHNv4HACw&usg=AFQjCNGfb8tz-NfpCdnDO3JSaYJqxvswDQ&sig2=MkplRokwE-AdfpMGh3ebBw&bvm=bv.42553238,d.dmQ&cad=rja)

And speaking of parking: Parking after 5pm is on a first-come, first-serve basis. The official parking policy is:

"Visitors can park in any general parking lot on campus. Visitors should avoid reserved spaces, faculty/staff lots, fire lanes or other restricted area on campus. Frequent visitors should contact Parking and Transportation to register for a parking permit."

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