ChiPy January 2019 Meeting

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Happy New Year and get ready for another great year of ChiPy. Join us for our January 10th meeting to kick off the new year!

Three Python Nuances I Wish I'd Known Earlier
By: Jess Unrein
Experience Level: Novice
I'll briefly go over three Python gotchas that have given me headaches in the past that I wish I had known about earlier. We'll talk about how lists store references to objects, why default mutable arguments are unexpectedly tricky, and the difference "is" and "==" comparators.

What's the deal with Florida's news?
By: Jordan Nelson
Experience Level: Novice
When thinking about Florida News many have heard of the ubiquitous Florida man. This talk will look at news from around the country and attempt to quantify if Florida man truly exists. I used Python to build functions that scrape satirical, national, and local news sites and built a basic model to compare news across various states. Python libraries highlighted in this talk include: requests, Beautiful Soup, and sklearn.

Busy-Beaver: Increasing Community Engagement with Python
By: Aly Sivji , Chris Luedtke
Experience Level: Novice
With over four thousand members, the Chicago Python Users Group is one of the largest Python communities in the world. Slack has become the primary method of communication amongst members in-between events. We developed an open-source Slack bot, codename: Busy Beaver, to increase member engagement. This talk will introduce Busy Beaver, provide a high-level walkthrough of its architecture and code, and discuss the future roadmap of the project.

Advent of Code
By: Sree P
Experience Level: Novice
Breif overview of “Advent Of Code” and walkthrough of one of the challenges

Staying alive with systemd
By: Siva Manivannan
Experience Level: Intermediate
Keep your Python applications alive and kicking with systemd.