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Every 4th Thursday of the month

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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.

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.


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.


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 (!


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.


We would love for you to present! Please contact an organizer after the meeting or on the ChiPy Slack channel ( — signup: 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.