- Introduction to Hardware Programming - PocketBeagle Giveaway!
We'll learn how to program our own hardware using Python and a PocketBeagle Beagle Board! You'll learn how to: 1. Gather the materials you need for the project 2. Flash the MicroSD card with an operating system 3. Connect to the PocketBeagle from your laptop 4. How to write Python code to manipulate the hardware Eight lucky drawing winners will get to keep their own boards! If possible (but not required!) please bring any MicroUSB to USB cables you own! This will allow you (and others!) to connect from the BeagleBoard's MicroUSB port to your laptop's USB ports. If you have no USB ports on your laptop (Hi other USB-C Mac folks!) please also bring your own adapter! Questions? Hop into the Redmond Python Slack here - http://tiny.cc/joinredpy
- Introduction to Python for Beginners (FREE)
This workshop will teach everyone the basics of the Python programming language. We cover the basics of how one constructs a program from a series of simple instructions in Python. The course has no pre-requisites and avoids all but the simplest mathematics. Anyone with moderate computer experience should be able to master the materials in this course. We'll cover a large amount of the basics during the first portion of the workshop and prepare you for an actual project that you'll be coding yourself at the end. Please bring your own laptop - a phone or iPad will not be sufficient to follow along with the course. If you do not have a laptop we will attempt to find one for you but cannot promise we will have the resources to provide one for everyone. Several days before coming to the workshop please RSVP for this event and check your email for a message from meetup and instructions on how set up your laptop prior to the workshop. If you get stuck, please come promptly at 2pm or a little earlier for help finishing this process. Pizza will be provided by our host, Microsoft. If you have any questions, hop into the Redmond Python Slack community and ask away here - tiny.cc/joinredpy All attendees will be expected to follow the Python Software Foundation code of conduct: https://www.python.org/psf/codeofconduct/ About the Instructor: Fernando Medina Corey is a cloud services expert, data engineer and technical course author. He has been coding with Python for over six years and still uses it as his primary coding language. He loves prototyping applications with new datasets and explaining new technical concepts and tools to complete beginners and experienced developers.
- RedPython#37 - Using Python and Raspberry Pi to automatically mute TV ads
(for this time, we moved the venue to B25 instead of B20, please go to the right building, thanks) To attend this meetup, please follow the latest PyCon Code of Conduct: https://us.pycon.org/2018/about/code-of-conduct/ Title: Using Python and a Raspberry Pi to automatically mute TV commercials Description: In this session, Steve will cover the following topics about using Raspberry PI to control TV sound bar: The Pi uses an infrared transmitter. The python app has 3 parts: * Functions to send commands to the infrared transmitter, which then transmits the commands to the television sound bar * A Flask web service to accept television command requests (e.g. volume decrease, volume increase) * A scheduler that automatically sends remote control commands at programmed times http://beepscore.com/website/2019/02/11/raspberry-pi-mute-tv-commercials-automatically.html About the speaker: Steve Baker Steve is a software developer and mechanical engineer who likes to make software that talks with devices. The agenda: 6:00 - 6:30 Social activity and self-introduction (food will be served, first come first serve) 6:30 - 7:00 The session 7:00 - 8:00 More socializing Notices: * Parking lots are in front of the building, there's should be an indicator for Reactor event attendees. * Our slack channel: https://join.slack.com/t/redmondpython/shared_invite/enQtMzM1MjE1MTY4ODk5LWM0YWYxMGE1NDZhYmM1YjFmODNkNTRhOWU1NDM5MmNjZWY1NDEyNjZiNjExZTA3NjA1ODNkYWM1YjA2Y2UzZWQ * This event is sponsored by Microsoft Reactor
- RedPython#36 - Unittest using Python 3
To attend this meetup, please follow the latest PyCon Code of Conduct: https://us.pycon.org/2018/about/code-of-conduct/ Title: Unittest using Python 3 Description: In this session, Manuel will cover the following topic about unit-testing in Python 3: • Why unit_test is import in Python • The difference between unit_test vs py_test • Some of the common vocabularies used in unit_testing • What is unit_test • Why use unit_test • some basic commands associate with unit-test • one or two small program to run unit_test • Questions About the speaker: Manuel Duarte I just recently got my certification for Python at the U.W and I have studied several other programming languages as well. My background has been mostly in hardware and Networking area. I served in the US Navy for 8 years. I am very excited to share what I know about Unittest using Python 3. This event is sponsored by Microsoft Reactor The agenda: 6:00 - 6:30 Social activity and self-introduction 6:30 - 7:00 The session - Unittest using Python 3 7:00 - 8:00 More socializing
- RedPython#35 - Get Productive with Python in Visual Studio Code
To attend this meetup, please follow PyCon Code of Conduct: https://us.pycon.org/2018/about/code-of-conduct/ Title: Get Productive with Python in Visual Studio Code Description: In this demo driven talk, we’ll show you how to use the cross-platform, free, and open source Visual Studio Code for all your Python development needs. From editing, to linting, to debugging and more, you will learn how to get started, as well as tips and tricks to save you time in your everyday development lifecycle. If you’re an experienced Python developer, you will learn how to take advantage of all of Visual Studio Code’s capabilities to maximize your productivity. If you’re a new Python developer, you will learn more about Python and how to use Visual Studio Code to get up and running quickly. About the speaker: Dan Taylor is a Principal Program Manager for Python developer tools at Microsoft. He works on Python in Visual Studio Code, Visual Studio, and Azure. Visual Studio Code: https://code.visualstudio.com/ Visual Studio Code is one of the modern & customizable source code editors developed by Microsoft for Windows, Linux and MacOS, It is free and open-source. This event is sponsored by Microsoft Reactor, Microsoft employees please register via the FTE registration link in MS Teams "Python" Channel but not this meet up. The agenda: 6:00 - 6:30 Social activity and self-introduction 6:30 - 7:00 The session - Python in Visual Studio Code 7:00 - 8:00 More socializing
- Jupyter and Pandas
Bring your curiosity, and if possible, your laptops with Python installed. For help with that process you can review our website here - https://redmondpython.com/ Schedule: 6:30pm-7pm: Socializing 7pm: Learning Jupyter and Pandas Post-talk: More socializing
- Thursday Night Python
• What we'll do Complete beginners welcome! Work on introductory tutorials, your own Python projects, or come to get ideas for a new project from some demos. Volunteers will be around to help you work through basic concepts and starter tutorials if you need help! Schedule: 1. Lightning talks or a scheduled talk (when folks have a project they want to share) [5-15 min] 2. Free time to work on guided projects or your own Python projects! • What to bring Your own laptops! Preferably with Python 3 and Sublime Text installed. (Follow these instructions - https://www.redmondpython.com/setup/) • Important to know All members and attendees are expected to follow the Python Code of Conduct - https://www.python.org/psf/codeofconduct/