• Defeating data pipeline debt (and protecting ML models!) with Great Expectations

    INSCC Building at the University of Utah

    Data teams everywhere struggle with pipeline debt: untested, undocumented assumptions that drain productivity, erode trust in data and kill team morale. Unfortunately, rolling your own data validation tooling usually takes weeks or months. In addition, most teams suffer from "documentation rot," where data documentation is hard to maintain, and therefore chronically outdated, incomplete, and only semi-trusted. Great Expectations, the leading open source project for fighting pipeline debt, can solve these problems for you. https://greatexpectations.io As usual, Pizza will be served. A $5 voluntary donation is requested. Students are excluded from donating. Location logistics: INSCC Auditorium Room 110 Enter on through the south-west corner doors https://map.utah.edu/?buildingnumber=19 NOTE Visitor parking on campus will require a fee. Either use a pay lot or pay in advance for a permit at https://commuterservices.utah.edu/campus-parking/visitors.php If you go to https://commuterservices.utah.edu/ and log in as a visitor, you can buy an evening pass for $4. That will let you park in the parking structure that is just north of the INSCC building (in the A, E, and U sections). Parking is enforced until 8pm. The map below indicates the visitor lots which are easiest to find a spot in You may try parking in the nearby neighborhood, you risk a city parking ticket; however, with it being so late it may not be heavily enforced. FYI there is good public transportation to the University.

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  • Predicting Energy Consumption with John and Corbett

    INSCC Building at the University of Utah

    John and Corbett will be presenting on a project in which they used SciKitLearn + Python to predict energy consumption. As usual, Pizza will be served. A $5 voluntary donation is requested. Students are excluded from donating. Location logistics: INSCC Auditorium Room 110 Enter on through the south-west corner doors https://map.utah.edu/?buildingnumber=19 NOTE Visitor parking on campus will require a fee. Either use a pay lot or pay in advance for a permit at https://commuterservices.utah.edu/campus-parking/visitors.php If you go to https://commuterservices.utah.edu/ and log in as a visitor, you can buy an evening pass for $3. That will let you park in the parking structure that is just north of the INSCC building (in the A, E, and U sections). Parking is enforced until 8pm. The map below indicates the visitor lots which are easiest to find a spot in You may try parking in the nearby neighborhood, you risk a city parking ticket; however, with it being so late it may not be heavily enforced. FYI there is good public transportation to the University.

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  • Audio-yo! Fun with sound in Python

    INSCC Building at the University of Utah

    Tim Anderton will be presenting on how to have fun with sound and music in Python. In addition, we will have a beginner python talk to kick off our meetup. As usual, Pizza will be served. A $5 voluntary donation is requested. Students are excluded from donating. Location logistics: INSCC Auditorium Room 110 Enter on through the south-west corner doors https://map.utah.edu/?buildingnumber=19 NOTE Visitor parking on campus will require a fee. Either use a pay lot or pay in advance for a permit at https://commuterservices.utah.edu/campus-parking/visitors.php If you go to https://commuterservices.utah.edu/ and log in as a visitor, you can buy an evening pass for $4. That will let you park in the parking structure that is just north of the INSCC building (in the A, E, and U sections). Parking is enforced until 8pm. The map below indicates the visitor lots which are easiest to find a spot in You may try parking in the nearby neighborhood, you risk a city parking ticket; however, with it being so late it may not be heavily enforced. FYI there is good public transportation to the University.

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  • Consulting for Introverted Developers with Matt Harrison

    Have you thought about consulting? Or maybe moonlighting? Where do you get started? Many technical people are introverted and the idea of getting business seems overwhelming, let alone creating a bid and asking to get paid. Matt Harrison will walk you through how to get started. We will discuss why you might want to consult, creating a company, how to change your attitude to get business, where to invest in growing your business, practicalities of billing, and more. We will also be leading off the meetup with a short introductory python talk. As usual, Pizza will be served. A $5 voluntary donation is requested. Students are excluded from donating. Location logistics: The meetup will be held in the WeWork in Gateway 1 (the Salt Lake Tribune offices at the Gateway). Suite 300 (3rd Floor) Due to security considerations, we will ask that you hang out in the main lobby until you are let into the main space. On-street parking is free after 6pm. Unfortunately, we cannot yet validated covered parking. There is also a trax station right in front of the meetup (Planetarium Station). Please note that an earlier announcement marked this event as occurring at Gateway 6. The event is now at Gateway *1*.

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  • OpenWeather and Random Forests. Python API basics and intermediate algorithms

    INSCC Building at the University of Utah

    Matt will be presenting on how to use the OpenWeather API. Kirkwood will be presenting on random forests with python. As usual, Pizza will be served. A $5 voluntary donation is requested. Students are excluded from donating. Location logistics: INSCC Auditorium Room 110 Enter on through the south-west corner doors https://map.utah.edu/?buildingnumber=19 NOTE Visitor parking on campus will require a fee. Either use a pay lot or pay in advance for a permit at https://commuterservices.utah.edu/campus-parking/visitors.php If you go to https://commuterservices.utah.edu/ and log in as a visitor, you can buy an evening pass for $3. That will let you park in the parking structure that is just north of the INSCC building (in the A, E, and U sections). Parking is enforced until 8pm. The map below indicates the visitor lots which are easiest to find a spot in You may try parking in the nearby neighborhood, you risk a city parking ticket; however, with it being so late it may not be heavily enforced. FYI there is good public transportation to the University.

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  • Visualizing Data with Python

    INSCC Building at the University of Utah

    This meetup is the 2nd week of July due to Independence Day! Dylan and Faris will be presenting on beginning Python and Data Visualization. As usual, Pizza will be served. A $5 voluntary donation is requested. Students are excluded from donating. Location logistics: INSCC Auditorium Room 110 Enter on through the south-west corner doors https://map.utah.edu/?buildingnumber=19 NOTE Visitor parking on campus will require a fee. Either use a pay lot or pay in advance for a permit at https://commuterservices.utah.edu/campus-parking/visitors.php If you go to https://commuterservices.utah.edu/ and log in as a visitor, you can buy an evening pass for $3. That will let you park in the parking structure that is just north of the INSCC building (in the A, E, and U sections). Parking is enforced until 8pm. The map below indicates the visitor lots which are easiest to find a spot in You may try parking in the nearby neighborhood, you risk a city parking ticket; however, with it being so late it may not be heavily enforced. FYI there is good public transportation to the University.

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  • Project Night! BYOPP: Bring Your Own Python Project

    INSCC Building at the University of Utah

    Things will be a little different this time! **Please bring your laptop!** Based on some ideas from our sister meetups in Ohio and Chicago, we will be trying out a "Project Night". - From 6:00 until 6:30 we will be having our usual networking and pizza time, - but from 6:30 until 8:00, you have the chance to work on any python or tech project in a group of your choosing. - From 8:00 until 8:30ish, we'll present projects and hand out prizes. If you would like to pitch a group idea before the meetup, please pitch it in the comments and we'll put it up on the projector before June! The full agenda is here: https://slcpy.sandcats.io/shared/-_YiSt0aZJf9jvr-tM0Ha_3EepUxUv7_neA5cYMEq2B Projects so far: - To start things off, Dylan will be hacking on a micropython #PythonHardware project. Be sure to watch Nina's talk beforehand: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35mXD40SvXM - Faris will also be leading a beginner group in the ways of git and python. ALSO: **Something different about donations this time:** A $5 voluntary donation is requested. Students are excluded from donating. If you would like to take the Arduino and other hardware home with you, a $15 donation is requested. Again, students are excluded from donating. **Please bring your laptop!** Also, if you can spare a surge protector or extra portable table and would like to donate it to the meetup, please email: faris+[masked] Location logistics: INSCC Auditorium Room 110 Enter on through the south-west corner doors https://map.utah.edu/?buildingnumber=19 NOTE Visitor parking on campus will require a fee. Either use a pay lot or pay in advance for a permit at https://commuterservices.utah.edu/campus-parking/visitors.php If you go to https://commuterservices.utah.edu/ and log in as a visitor, you can buy an evening pass for $3. That will let you park in the parking structure that is just north of the INSCC building (in the A, E, and U sections). Parking is enforced until 8pm. The map below indicates the visitor lots which are easiest to find a spot in You may try parking in the nearby neighborhood, you risk a city parking ticket; however, with it being so late it may not be heavily enforced. FYI there is good public transportation to the University.

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  • May Meetup Placeholder

    INSCC Building at the University of Utah

    Meetup topic TBD. Something new this month though! As usual, Pizza will be served. A $5 voluntary donation is requested. Students are excluded from donating. Location logistics: INSCC Auditorium Room 110 Enter on through the south-west corner doors https://map.utah.edu/?buildingnumber=19 NOTE Visitor parking on campus will require a fee. Either use a pay lot or pay in advance for a permit at https://commuterservices.utah.edu/campus-parking/visitors.php If you go to https://commuterservices.utah.edu/ and log in as a visitor, you can buy an evening pass for $3. That will let you park in the parking structure that is just north of the INSCC building (in the A, E, and U sections). Parking is enforced until 8pm. The map below indicates the visitor lots which are easiest to find a spot in You may try parking in the nearby neighborhood, you risk a city parking ticket; however, with it being so late it may not be heavily enforced. FYI there is good public transportation to the University.

  • Becoming a full-stack web developer with Flask!

    INSCC Building at the University of Utah

    Terrel Shumway will be presenting on the Flask web framework. Flask is a fantastic tool for getting a light-weight web application up and running. This talk will show you how to get it installed and running. We'll also devolve into wonderfully technical discussions about best practices and how gotchas to avoid. Come join the community of python devs discussing data, web, and sometimes fractals. As usual, Pizza will be served. A $5 voluntary donation is requested. Students are excluded from donating. Location logistics: INSCC Auditorium Room 110 Enter on through the south-west corner doors https://map.utah.edu/?buildingnumber=19 NOTE Visitor parking on campus will require a fee. Either use a pay lot or pay in advance for a permit at https://commuterservices.utah.edu/campus-parking/visitors.php If you go to https://commuterservices.utah.edu/ and log in as a visitor, you can buy an evening pass for $3. That will let you park in the parking structure that is just north of the INSCC building (in the A, E, and U sections). Parking is enforced until 8pm. The map below indicates the visitor lots which are easiest to find a spot in You may try parking in the nearby neighborhood, you risk a city parking ticket; however, with it being so late it may not be heavily enforced. FYI there is good public transportation to the University.

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  • Automatic ML in Python with H2O.ai

    INSCC Building at the University of Utah

    Lauren DiPerna will be speaking about automatic ML in Python with H2O.ai. Faris will be unable to attend this meetup while he visits family overseas. As usual, Pizza will be served. A $5 voluntary donation is requested. Students are excluded from donating. Location logistics: INSCC Auditorium Room 110 Enter on through the south-west corner doors https://map.utah.edu/?buildingnumber=19 NOTE Visitor parking on campus will require a fee. Either use a pay lot or pay in advance for a permit at https://commuterservices.utah.edu/campus-parking/visitors.php If you go to https://commuterservices.utah.edu/ and log in as a visitor, you can buy an evening pass for $2. That will let you park in the parking structure that is just north of the INSCC building (in the A, E, and U sections). Parking is enforced until 8pm. The map below indicates the visitor lots which are easiest to find a spot in You may try parking in the nearby neighborhood, you risk a city parking ticket; however, with it being so late it may not be heavily enforced. FYI there is good public transportation to the University.

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