• 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: 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.

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  • 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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  • ChiPy Data SIG & Chicago Data Viz presents Python Data Visualization Night

    Chicago Python Data Special Interest Group (SIG) is teaming up with the Chicago Data Viz community to present Python Data Visualization Night! This month's meeting is graciously hosted and sponsored by CCC Information Services! AGENDA 5:30 - Doors open 6:00 - Talks Start 7:30 - See you all next time! ------------ Our talks: Data Visualizing with Python by Sigfrido Gomez Workshop to help you get started with visualizing spatial data using folium, a python library for Leaflet. Run through data types examples and finish with analyzing the recent Chicago Mayoral Election ------------ Data Visualization using Cufflinks by Jay Rodge This talk will introduce the basics of using Cufflinks, focusing on what we can do in one line of code (for the most part). We'll see a wide variety of different charts and capabilities of the library such as updatable figures using IPython widgets. Cufflinks is a wrapper around the plotly library specifically for plotting with Pandas Dataframes. With cufflinks, we don't have to dig into the details of plotly, instead, we can build charts with minimal code. ------------ Data Engineering at CCC Information Services A high-level overview of the data engineering landscape at CCC: ingestion, curation, and orchestration with Python / PySpark. Understand the pre-processing steps required before end-users are able to gain insights into the business using data. Data Visualization Thinking at CCC Information Services The do’s and don’t of presenting data to your end user. The impact of self-service.

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  • ChiPy Main Meeting: May 2019

    Numerator

    IMPORTANT: Please RSVP on chipy.org Join us for the Chicago Python Mentorship Program Finals! Mentees from the ChiPy Mentorship program will be showcasing their projects to the community! Directions to event: Please check-in at security and proceed to the elevators for the 33rd floor. The event will be held up on the 34th floor which can be accessed via stairs or a separate elevator. Speakers: 1. Fazal Abbas - Reddit Word Usage and Using Python in the Real World 2. Victoria Reese 3. Pedro Lopez IV 4. Kamil Mysiak 5. Ola Giwa - Learning the Zen of Python: How learning Flask made me into a better programmer 6. Sarah Buchhorn 7. Doug Dotts - Anything Excel can do Python can do better: How learning to turn math in excel into code launched a new product line 8. Richa Vala - Machine Learning Project Flow for PetFinder.my Adoption Prediction Rate 9. Steven Bruno 10. Ramon Cardenas

  • 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.

  • 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 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. 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: 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.

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  • Python Project Night

    Braintree

    (Note: There is also a joint ChiPy + PyLadies Data event on the same night) 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.

  • ChiPy Data SIG & PyLadies presents Talks in Data Science

    Metis Data Science

    (Note: There is also a ChiPy Project Night event on the same night) ChiPy Data SIG is teaming up with PyLadies Chicago to present Talks in Data Science hosted by Metis! (www.thisismetis.com) AGENDA 6:00 - Doors open 6:15 - Food and mingling 6:25 - Intros 6:35 - Speaker 1 7:20 - Speaker 2 7:55 - Wrap up 8:00 - See you all next time! TALKS Introducing Bayesian Data Science with Python: Using PyMC3 By Lara Kattan Get started with using Python for data science by learning to build a simple model in the package PyMC3. Learn how to structure a data science question, organize your dataset, and start running simple models using a Bayesian paradigm. Bayesian statistics has steadily gained attention and importance as a paradigm of doing data science in the last few decades and in the past few years has started to move from academia to industry. Kick off your data science journey with this exciting new way of looking at data. Image-guided diagnosis of prostate cancer: Teaching machines to differentiate between malignant and benign tissues By Layan Nahlawi In this talk, we discover how stochastic models, namely Hidden Markov Models (HMMs), can be used to provide image guidance to physicians during diagnostic procedures of prostate cancer. We’ll discuss how HMMs harvest tissue-specific information from ultrasound-based signals of prostate and use it to report malignancy likelihood. Using these likelihoods, risk-maps of prostate tissues are built to assist clinicians in collecting specimen from regions highly likely to be cancerous. We’ll also go over my published-results on this approach to show how it improves distinguishing between tissue types compared to the state-of-the-art. We'll also take a quick look at how Keras deep learning library is used for larger datasets of prostate ultrasound-images.

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  • ChiPy Main Meeting: April 2019

    Numerator

    IMPORTANT IMPORTANT PLEASE RSVP at https://www.chipy.org/ We look forward to seeing you at our April Meeting! Directions to event: Please check-in at security and proceed to the elevators for the 33rd floor. The event will be held up on the 34th floor which can be accessed via stairs or a separate elevator. What: Plug-n-Stream Player Piano: Signal Processing With Python By: JP Bader Digital Signal Processing and Player Piano don't normally come together in the same sentance. Player Pianos that are 100+ years old are awesome artisan artifacts, but they don't play digital formats very well. This talk will show how we take a 100+ year old technology and marry it to the digital age via Python libraries and precision lasers! In this discussion we will cover how we are creating our own "Plug-n-Stream Player Piano". We will take a look at the different digital signal processing Python libraries, their functionality, and requirements for converting audio streams to piano playable audio files. Starting Your Data Science Journey By: Aaron Yang There have been great talks in chipy showcasing the amazing new technologies people are using with python, but we often forget where we first started. Some of you all are coming to Chipy for the first time and hoping to take your first steps into the world of tech. This talk will be targeted towards people looking to transition their career or the rest of us looking to find community in the continual gauntlet of developing our skills in the tech industry. I'll be showcasing my process and my thoughts on developing your skills. Empowering Early-Career Developers By: Mercedes Bernard How can teams invest in and grow their less experienced developers into team-leading senior devs? I believe the first step is empowering them. On my team, we’ve created a process for each team member to lead and own one of our core features. Our early-career developers are learning client management and team leadership skills that they wouldn’t usually get to practice until they stepped into a senior role. In this talk, I’ll share what we’ve learned and a framework for you to create a process tailored to your team so you can provide your early-career developers the opportunities they need to become successful, senior team members.

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  • 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.

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