What we're about

This group is for people interested in Python. Whether you're a seasoned dev or just someone curious about the language (significant white space? What?) come on and let's hack.

Join us on Slack: http://slack.stltech.org in the #python channel, feel free to hit up one of the organizers: @meilinger @mattpitlyk @lathama

All participants in STL Python venues are expected to adhere to the acceptable conduct policy (http://www.meetup.com/STL-Python/pages/Acceptable_Conduct_Policy/).

Meetings are held the first Tuesday of every month except for July. Months may be skipped if we lack speakers or demand.

Github Repo at https://github.com/stlpython

Upcoming events (1)

From Spreadsheets to DataFrames: Escaping Excel Hell with Python

1904labs office space (3rd floor) - CET Building

A spreadsheet is a wonderful invention and an excellent tool for certain jobs. All too often, however, spreadsheets are called upon to perform tasks that are beyond their capabilities. It's like the old saying, 'If the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail.' But some problems are better addressed with a screwdriver, with glue, or with a swiss army knife. Python is often called the Swiss army knife of the programming world, due to its versatility and flexibility in use. That's why it has become increasingly popular over time. Companies can adopt Python to perform some uniquely complex processes over the long-term. During this talk, Ryan will discuss his firsthand account of Excel Hell and how he managed to escape it using Python. He will also discuss some of the relevant libraries he uses for web scraping, data processing, analysis, and visualization, including Requests, Pandas, Flask, and Airflow, as well as few strategies he uses when approaching problems with data. Ryan S. McCoy is a Financial Data Engineer at gotem, LLC, where he is responsible for helping modernize the systems, data infrastructures, and analytics of customers in the Financial Markets, including Investment Managers, Hedge Funds, Venture Capital funds, and data vendors. Previously he spent a decade as a Research Analyst and Data Engineer at several institutional investment funds located in St. Louis. Check out Ryan's GitHub at https://github.com/ryansmccoy

Past events (70)

Building APIs with Flask

1904labs office space (3rd floor) - CET Building

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