What we're about

Founded in 2003, Chicago Python User Group ( http://chipy.org ), AKA ChiPy (pronounced chip-pee) is one of the world's most active programming language special interest groups with over 1,000 active members and many more prestigious alumni. Our main focus is the Python Programming Language. There are many ways to get and stay involved. Meetings are open to all levels. Our main (Loop) meetings start at 7pm on the 2nd Thursday of every month at all different locations around downtown Chicago. Stay tuned for a range of other events including our special North meetings and Python Tutorials.

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Upcoming events (5+)

Chipy.org Hack Night

Quicket Solutions

Are you looking to get started with WebDev? Or may be you are interested in getting started with DevOps? ChiPy is hosting a sprint on our very own chipy.org website at QuicketSolutions that is just meant for you! It will be an evening full of learning, hands on coding and a lot of collaboration. Who is this event for? We will have real life bugs and enhancement from chipy.org that you can jump into solving. The issues will be marked with beginner, intermediate and advanced to satisfy curious pythonistas of all level. We will have issues on front end design, backend issues like integration with chipy’s official slack bot, devops and site reliability, documentation improvement - there is a something for everybody! Engineers from QuicketSolutions and ChiPy volunteers will be there as TAs and Sprint leaders. We have a limited seat of 30 people for the event. So RSVP quickly. Food & Drinks: Our generous host QuicketSolutions will keep you nourished & hydrated with motivational beverages for the evening! What do I need to bring for the event? Computer with Python 3 installed and power chord What’s Next: Pycon 2019 Sprint of course! There is a huge crowd from Chicago at Pycon - and nothing can be more fun than hacking on chipy.org with your friends from Chicago. This sprint will give you all the tools needed to make the sprint more fun at chipy,org. Address: 1 N Wacker Drive Suite 2410 Chicago, IL 60606 Agenda: - 5:30 pm Doors open - 5:30 pm to 6:00 pm Networking with Engineers/Recruiters - 6:00 pm - 6:05 pm Chipy opens, overview of night's agenda - 6:05 pm - 6:15 pm Host introduction. Who is QuicketSolutions and why work here - 6:15 pm - 6:45 pm Talk: Make your first PR to a Django site - chipy.org - 6:45 pm - 7:00 pm Attendee environment set up and Food/Drinks break - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Learn Django by fixing chipy.org Code of Conduct: https://www.chipy.org/pages/conduct/ About QuicketSolutions Quicket delivers the most modern, secure, and affordable cloud-based solutions for sensitive government workloads. Our broad range of fully-integrated solutions includes records/case management, eCitation, evidence management, court and hearings, real-time data analytics, online payment processing, and more. https://www.quicketsolutions.com

Python Lunch Break SIG

Two Prudential Plaza

ChiPy’s Python Lunch Break is a small lunch hour event for downtown people who can't do evening meetups. Space is limited to 15 people, and we will keep a tight schedule for work purposes. Agenda: 12:00pm: Doors Open 12:10pm: Introductions 12:20pm: Lightning Talk: Busy-Beaver: The Chicago Python Community Engagement Slack Bot 12:40pm: Discussion / networking 1:00pm: Back to work! RSVP Required: Ascent is in Two Prudential Towers, which requires all attendees to RSVP at least 24 hours before the time of the event, WITH THEIR FULL NAME, for building security reasons. Please make sure your last name is either visible on your meetup account or that you provide it during registration. The RSVP requirements cannot be waived at the door by the hosts. If you are not able to RSVP properly in time, feel free to join us in Google Hangouts , and we look forward to seeing you at the next event. There are men’s/women’s restrooms on the 22nd floor. The building is wheelchair accessible, but requires a few extra minutes to go through two elevators. Abstract: The Chicago Python Users Group (ChiPy) is one of the world's largest Python meetups featuring weekly events for our 4300+ members. The ChiPy community leverages Slack as our primary communication platform in-between events. Our Slack workspace has many application integrations, but nothing in the App Marketplace focused on our specific needs. A team was formed to develop an open-source Slack bot, codename: Busy Beaver, to increase ChiPy member engagement. Since Busy Beaver's release in mid-January, the team has added new contributors and features while revamping the entire backend architecture. This talk will introduce Busy Beaver; discuss the challenges of building a project in public; dig into architecture and code; and examine the future roadmap of the project. Sponsors: This event is FREE, thanks to our generous sponsor, Ascent RegTech! They provide the food, beverages, and venue, so please show them some love by tweeting @AscentRegTech (https://twitter.com/AscentRegTech)! Location: Two Prudential Plaza 180 N. Stetson Ave, Suite 2250 Chicago, IL 60601 Note that there are many entrances to the “One Two Pru” Prudential towers lobby, where you will check in at the building security desk: From N Stetson Ave: on street level, turn left to the security desk on your left; or via the pedway from Aon Center coming past Rōm coffee shop and up the escalators on the right where you will see the security desk to your left. From E Randolph St: on street level, take escalators to the right up and the security desk will be to your right. From Beaubien Ct: on street or via the pedway from Millenium Station up the stairs/escalator, across the lobby and up another set of escalators where you will see the security desk to your right. From Lake Street/Prudential Plaza: on street level up the escalator to the right where you will see the security desk to your right. Presenting: We would love for you to present! Please contact an organizer after the meeting or on the ChiPy Slack channel (https://chipy.slack.com — signup: https://joinchipyslack.herokuapp.com/). Presentations should be no more than 20 minutes to leave time for discussion. Ascent has A/V connections for HDMI and USB(c) (Apple adapter). Please send the deck (or link to deck) at least a day before to ensure smooth set-up.

ChiPy WebDev SIG

SpotHero

Thank you to SpotHero for hosting our first WebDev SIG meeting of 2019! --- Our talks: Introduction to Ansible by Jacob Hudson (description to come) --- If Statements are a Code Smell by Aly Sivji Learn how to use polymorphism to separate logic and make code easier to read. This talk will provide a high-level introduction to Object-Oriented programming in Python, discuss how polymorphism can result in cleaner program design, and walk through a case study refactoring if statements to classes.

Algo SIG

540 W Madison St

Algo SIG is be a dedicated special interest group to discuss and practice all things algorithms. Having a solid understanding of algorithms and data structure is an important aspect of designing better software. That’s why many coding interviews, competitive programming require good grasp of algorithms. This SIG would be dedicated to hands on solving of such problems and discussions so that we can all get better at it together. Agenda: 6:00pm: Doors Open 6:10pm: Introductions 6:15pm: Split into groups 6:30pm: Start solving problems 8:00pm: Reconvene & go over solutions 8:30pm: Close of the event RSVP Required: Bank of America is located in 540 West Madision, 28th floor, which requires all attendees to RSVP at least 24 hours before the time of the event, WITH THEIR FULL NAME, for building security reasons. Please make sure your last name is either visible on your meetup account or that you provide it during registration. The RSVP requirements cannot be waived at the door by the hosts.

Past events (170)

Python Project Night

Braintree

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