Invoke: How to be a @task Master

Public group

UNC Charlotte Center City

320 E 9th St · Charlotte, NC

How to find us

Tell Security at the Lobby Reception Desk that you are here for PyDataCharlotte meetup. Room Number 604

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Python is a powerful language that's just as good at system administration tasks as it is at data analytics. If you're like me, you have tons of .py scripts all over the place for doing various repetitive jobs. Without any structured method of the organization behind those scripts, things quickly spin out of control. In this session, we will learn about Invoke, a Python library that helps us make our tools more accessible and manageable. We'll start from simple techniques that you can start using today, all the way to a more advanced installation using Invoke to help administer, build and deploy from a mono-repo with many applications.

Speaker Bio:

Over the last 20 years, Rob Helgeson has worked in many areas of technology, from support, networking, and infrastructure, to eCommerce, application development and systems architecture. Prior to moving into his current role in the areas of Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning, Rob led Technology Innovation & R&D at American Tire Distributors. In his free time, he enjoys coding and digital painting.

Venue Sponsor:

A huge thanks to UNC Charlotte - Data Science Initiative for hosting us!

Event Parking:

There are a number of pay-to-park options within walking distance of Center City. Seventh Street Parking Deck is a short walk through First Ward Park. Visitors can pay to park by the hour. Additional pay-to-park options can be found on the Preferred Parking website. The closest of these is 422 E 9th Street on the corner of 9th and Brevard Street. Other
nearby lots are at 8th & College, 9th & College, and 9th & Tryon. There are metered spaces on Brevard and 8th Street to pay during the day. These meters are free after 6 pm weekdays and all day on weekends.

Light Rail:

Visitors are encouraged to take advantage of light rail options when visiting Center City. Center City is a half a block from the 9th Street Station. Free parking is available at nine of the eleven light rail Park and Ride locations. Sugar Creek Station and Scaleybark Park and Ride locations are the closest to 9th Street Station. Standard CATS rates apply.


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