Python for City Government Process Improvement

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Every 1st Friday of the month

Spark Baltimore

8 Market Pl #300 · Baltimore, MD

How to find us

We meet @ the offices of Fearless in Spark Baltimore (8 Market Place #300). The kind people at Spark's font desk will point you to the Meet Up space.

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Details

Join us to hear from a group of students in University of Baltimore’s Applied Information Technology program who used python and other programming languages in a series of projects throughout the year. They’ll talk through and demonstrate a python-based prototype for an indoor farming infrastructure dedicated to educational and research purposes, and
an augmented reality system aimed at helping astronauts in carrying out tasks while on space walks.

See more about their NASA-related augmented reality program here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ek76dkvbwVI

Each python meet up will: 1) start with a short flash talk demoing an idea, project, library of useful feature or function—the ‘talks’ section, 2) allow opportunities for folks to work individually on a short program around a Python use case like data analysis or automation of a task—the ‘development’ section.

Goals

The meet up has 3 goals:

1. Serve as a foundation for the creation of a Python eco-system in City government.

2. Encourage and empower municipal employees to identify opportunities to ask and answer more complex questions and eliminate repetitive, labor or paper-intensive, non-value added work.

3. Help participants think through and pursue the use of Python as a tool to automate key parts of the data analysis, reporting or administrative task workflow to help the management decision making process or improve service delivery.

What to Bring

A laptop and some curiosity.

Meet Up Github repo

here (https://github.com/brl1906/python4CityGovtProcessImprovement)