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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: Roundtable discussion: Collaborating for CS Excellence 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. Please let us know of any dietary restrictions - we provide vegetarian and gluten-free options, and are happy to provide others that meet your needs! Abstract: Rather than watching a talk, in this meetup attendees will participate in a roundtable with Chicago luminaries involved in CS education: Dr. Naomi Ceder Dr. Naomi Ceder is chair of the Python Software Foundation's Board of Directors, author of The Quick Python Book, founder of the Python Education Summit (part of the annual PyCon conference), and former educator. She can speak to the effort of large open-source organizations to support CS education, especially since the PSF has just completed a grant phase specifically focused on education. Dr. Marlo Barnett Dr. Marlo Barnett is a graduate from Northern Illinois University with a PhD in Educational Technology. Dr. Barnett has over 10 years of experience in education, a proven record of accomplishments and success in various leadership roles. Currently Dr. Barnett is appointed to the Board of Directors of Northern Illinois Alumni Association. As an Advocate for equity and diversity in Computer Science, Dr. Barnett is Vice President for Computer Science for Illinois and serves as Vice President for Computer Science Teacher Association (CSTA) - Chicago Chapter. In addition, she is also working on a nationwide framework for K12 students for Artificial Intelligence. Jackie Moore Jackie Moore is a retired systems engineer from the finance industry who spends (nearly all of) her retirement money and time running free after-school and summer project based STEAM centered programs in a youth-friendly makerspace. She also leads a FIRST Robotics team (Chicago Knights) that performed so well it was invited to the Obama White House Science Fair as an exemplary after-school program and to represent the U.S. in a tour in Australia (the only American team at that event). She knows what it is like to bootstrap and run an after-school program for kids and has the expertise to speak to the current availability of resources for volunteer organizations in Chicago. Brianne Caplan Brianne Caplan is the Founder of Code Your Dreams, a nonprofit that teaches computer science to students who don't have these classes or resources at their high schools. Code Your Dreams students brainstorm applications they can build that solve community problems, and then learn everything from UX/Design, Python programming, user testing and presenting in order to fully build out these applications that create impact in their local communities. Brianne also works as a Data Scientist at Edovo. 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 The security desk for “One Two Pru” Prudential towers is up a set of escalators.
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.
Chicago Python Data Special Interest Group (SIG) and Jellyvision are teaming up to present Lightning Talks! This month's meeting is graciously hosted and sponsored by Jellyvision! AGENDA 5:30 - Doors open 6:00 - Talks Start 8:30 - See you all next time! ------------ We have 6 speakers lined up. Looking for a couple of more. Please submit proposals at https://eventil.com/events/chipy-jellyvision-present-lightining-talks