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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+)

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: Joy Dantong Ma works at the intersection of data science & public policy. Currently she is an Associate Director at the Paulson Institute, a think tank founded by former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, where she leads a cross-functional team to build research products on US-China relations. Previously, she was a data analyst in consulting and a journalist at the WSJ. A native from Manchuria, she takes great pride in her ability to cope with the Chicago winter, sometimes. At the Python Lunch Break SIG, she will talk about the usage of python in policy analysis – assessing foreign direct investment’s impact on American communities and dissecting US policy on artificial intelligence as two case studies. 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.

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.

ChiPy Main Meeting: May 2019

Needs a location

IMPORTANT: Please RSVP on chipy.org TBD

Python Project Night

Braintree

What is Project Night? ChiPy’s Project Night is an open event for anyone/everyone interested in working on Python projects with others, regardless of level of programming experience, and in a safe environment (see our code of conduct at http://www.chipy.org/pages/conduct/). Attendees have two options: 1. Challenges: Challenges are fun, hands-on coding exercises covering a variety of topics -- such as pure problem solving, web development, and data science (see past challenges: https://github.com/chicagopython/CodingWorkshops). Participants will be assigned to teams of four, which will then have an hour to solve the problem at hand together. Teams are designed to have diverse experience levels, giving team members equal opportunity to learn and share ideas. 2. Projects: This is an open space to collaborate with others, ask questions, or help someone else if there's a question you can answer! No problem is too big or too small. If you're working on a personal project and looking for some Python help, or you want to join forces with someone who's working on an interesting idea, this option is for you. Agenda: 6:00pm: Doors Open 6:10pm: Announcements (in the Atrium) 6:20pm: Food Arrives (in the Kitchen) 6:30pm: Work on Projects (Team Challenge or Your Projects) 8:25pm: Closing Remarks (in the Atrium) 8:30pm: Cleanup (volunteers appreciated) RSVP Required: Braintree now 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, we look forward to seeing you at the next event. Sponsors: This event is FREE, thanks to our generous sponsor, Braintree! They provide the food, beverages, and venue, so please show them some love by tweeting @braintree (https://twitter.com/braintree)! FAQ Q: What if I’m totally new to programming and/or Python? That’s awesome! Project night is a great place to get started. If you have less than a couple of week's worth of basics, we suggest choosing the "Projects" option (where we'll have folks to help get you started), but otherwise feel encouraged to pick whichever option interests you most! Q: What do I need to bring to Project Night? - A laptop with working wifi and power cord. - Python 3. Yep, Python 3 ONLY (https://www.python.org/downloads/). - A text editor/IDE. For the Challenges we suggest installing either Visual Studio Code (https://code.visualstudio.com/) or Sublime Text (https://www.sublimetext.com/3) for easy setup and to make it easy to collaborate with others. Q: I have another question not listed above. Where do I ask? Register for ChiPy’s Slack (https://joinchipyslack.herokuapp.com/) and ask away in the #projectnight channel.

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Python Project Night

Braintree

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