Presentation Night @ Bright Hat (PPN #73)

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Bright Hat

RBC Plaza Suite 2800 60 South 6th St · Minneapolis, mn

How to find us

Take elevator to 28th floor. Security locks doors to elevators at 6:00pm, but a Bright Hat representative or Pythonista volunteer greeter will be posted to let you in and direct you to the elevators.

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Volunteer to speak, host, or greet at this or future meetups. Sign up here:

Volunteer Form (

Our meetings only happen because of our fabulous community volunteers!

• Meeting Host: Maggie Mahan

• Greeter (upstairs): Rachel Struthers

• Greeter (downstairs): Patrick Gearhart


• 6:45p - 7:00p - Doors open

• 7:00p - Food & General Merriment. Pizza generously provided by Bright Hat.

• 7:30p - Talks

Presentation night talks by our dedicated and enthusiastic members. Talks are typically 5-20 minutes long and Python-focused.

• Kaiyue Yu - Exploring Eating and Health through Decision Trees

• Somang Han - Tuning Hyperparameters Under 10 Minutes (Featuring Lightgbm and Bayesian Optimization)

• You? Volunteer using the links above.

9:00p - Wrap up and Disperse


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RBC Plaza lot is on 5th Street between Marquette Ave and Nicollet Ave. It is right across the street from the lightrail station. $6 valet after 4pm.

Gavidae Commons lot is directly across 6th Street from the RBC Plaza main entrance, maybe 50 feet southeast (i.e., downstream of the one-way traffic) of the skyway passing over 6th Street. $6 self-park after 4pm (credit card only). Take skyway to RBC Plaza.