Past Meetup

Tech Talk @ The Zebra

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The Zebra

98 San Jacinto Blvd #2000, Austin, TX 78701 · Austin, TX

How to find us

Attendees should navigate to 29 Brazos St. and enter by the red awning next to Forthright (a restaurant)

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Hey Coders,

This month's tech talk is brought to you by The Zebra ( The Zebra is the nation's most comprehensive comparison website for car insurance quotes, giving drivers instant access to the massive car insurance market, and saving drivers hundreds of dollars per year.

Jessica Ross is a senior software engineer at The Zebra, but is actually a well-crafted Twitter bot. In her spare time, she enjoys powerlifting, electronics, art, and trolling Reddit.

Concurrency vs Parallelism; Processes vs. Threads.
We'll start by taking a deep dive into these concepts with examples of strengths and pitfalls of each, as well as introduce event loops along the way. We'll then show a practical application using the web framework Tornado in Python 3, discussing examples of both the capabilities and potential drawbacks using this asynchronous networking library.

This event is intended for all women (trans and cis), trans men, and genderqueer folks who are interested in attending, as well as their guests.

Pizza and drinks sponsored by The Zebra.

Street parking.

The east side entrance of the building is closed for construction, so even though the address is 98 San Jacinto Blvd, attendees can navigate to 29 Brazos St. and enter by the red awning next to Forthright (a restaurant). Text Mansi at[masked] if you have any issues finding the entrance.

98 San Jacinto Blvd #2000
Mansi Puri[masked]

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