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This is a hybrid event with audience in-person and online. To attend in-person join us at BlackLocus 101 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78701. We will have someone at the door to help you get in the building. To attend online use the zoom link provided in the event page.

Meet other local Python programming language enthusiasts! Ask your questions about any aspect of Python development, including "how do I start learning Python?".

The Austin Python Meetup video recordings can be found here:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMYbTawA7NcTLOYOxg1WOoA

An Evening of Python Coding video recordings can be found here:
https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjG-IjppX96cMJvOn08J25G9IGH16ngXl

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Sponsor
Our sponsor Amicus is a team of specialist Python recruiters who are passionate about developing and nurturing the Python community as well as placing developers in their dream roles. They're providing food and beverages for this event, please thank them for their support! (https://www.amicusjobs.com/community)

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The Austin Python Meetup Monthly Meetup

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This is a hybrid event with audience in-person and online. To attend in-person join us at BlackLocus at 101 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78701. We will have someone at the door to make sure you can get into the building. To attend online use the Google Meet link provided on the page of this event.

Talk 1 (virtual): Jesse Engerman - Wagered AI vs AI chess platform built on the Blockchain.
Talk 2 (in-person): Graham Waters - Augmenting Your Workflow with AI Assistants: From GitHub Copilot to chatGPT
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Sponsor
Our sponsor Amicus is a team of specialist Python recruiters who are passionate about developing and nurturing the Python community as well as placing developers in their dream roles. They're providing food and beverages for this event, please thank them for their support! (https://www.amicusjobs.com/community)
BlackLocus former startup acquired by HomeDepot the top home improvement retailer in the world for its competitive intelligence capabilities. www.blacklocus.com

Talk 1: Wagered AI vs AI chess platform built on the Blockchain.

Description: Blockchain development is difficult. Having no traditional OS with massive scalability issues limits the complexity of applications that can be built and deployed on any blockchain. Cartesi changes that by providing a traditional Linux operating system coupled with a blockchain infrastructure allowing unlimited scalability with the development tools developers are accustomed to. This talk will introduce an application that is taking advantage of this product.
Ultrachess is a python-based chess platform that allows its users to battle humans or deploy chess engines to the blockchain to compete in wagered matches on their behalf. Chess engines ( via bytecode and other dependencies) are uploaded to our platform as NFTs, and their ownership can be transferred, fractionalized, and traded between different users as a result. All matches and events that happen within the platform can be wagered upon with real-world assets. Chess AIs also persist in a completely autonomous manner. Meaning that they can challenge opponents and win battles for their owners as they sleep.

Main point: Ultrachess is a digital world with rules and implications that persist infinitely in parallel to our own. Where actors (man or machine) prove their worth by engaging in chess battles to absorb the wealth of their opponent.

Bio: Jesse Engerman is a traditional software engineer with an interest in branching out into the blockchain space. After learning about how Cartesi provides a highly performant on-chain linux based execution environment, he jumped in head first to developing Ultrachess. Jesse has competed in various hackathons winning 1st at HackBoston and 2nd at ETH San Francisco. Do you think you can beat him at his own game? Challenge him after the talk and start developing on the Cartesi today!!

Links
https://ultrachess.gitbook.io/product-docs/
https://www.linkedin.com/in/jesse-engerman-04bb07158/
https://github.com/Ultrachess

Talk 2: "Augmenting Your Workflow with AI Assistants: From GitHub Copilot to chatGPT"

Talk Description:
Are you a programmer looking to streamline your workflow and get more done in less time? AI assistants like GitHub Copilot and chatGPT can help you do just that. This talk will explore how these tools can help you write code faster, generate code snippets, and automate tasks. We'll also discuss the ethical considerations of using AI assistants and how to balance the benefits and potential risks.

Bio:
My name is Graham, and I am a software engineer passionate about using new tools and techniques to improve my productivity and efficiency. I have experience in various programming languages and technologies, and I am always looking for ways to stay up-to-date with the latest developments in the field. In my spare time, I enjoy exploring the potential of AI and machine learning and how they can be applied to the software industry. In this talk, I am excited to share my insights on using AI assistants like GitHub Copilot and chatGPT.
I look forward to discussing these tools' ethical considerations and potential risks with our community.

An Evening of Python Coding

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• What we'll do
Learners and complete Python novices are welcome as well as experts. If you want to start something new, please see this as an opportunity to jump start the project. If you need help with an existing coding project, bring it with you and we will have a look at it. If you want to show your complete code to someone else to test it, or if you just want to consult with python experts you are welcome.

The format will be different than regular since this joins the Austin and DC python communities:

6:30 CST = 7:30 EST we will start the meeting. Join the meetup to view the link.
This link may change, so please check this link again before the meeting.

7 CST = 8 EST: Announcement + Demo

Around 7:30 CST = 8:30 EST continue discussions or break into smaller groups.

Although this online meeting is different, for those new to this meetup, please check out previous meetups we had to get an idea of what to expect. Here is a link to previous meetups:
https://github.com/Jacob-Barhak/EveningOfPythonCoding

You will find there demo code and the folk who presented them. Feel free to clone and star demos that were useful to you.

• Important to know
Our focus for this month will be: quibbler
https://github.com/Technion-Kishony-lab/quibbler

The Austin Python Meetup Monthly Meetup

Capital Factory

We typically have a main presentation or a series of lightning talks, followed by discussion and Q&A. There is a diversity of domains and experience levels represented, so come with your questions and be prepared to talk about how you use Python!

The Capital Factory is now offering discounted parking in the Omni Parking lot. If you park after 5 p.m. it is just $7 dollars for the night. Just remember to grab a validation ticket from Capital Factory staff.

An Evening of Python Coding

Online event

• What we'll do
Learners and complete Python novices are welcome as well as experts. If you want to start something new, please see this as an opportunity to jump start the project. If you need help with an existing coding project, bring it with you and we will have a look at it. If you want to show your complete code to someone else to test it, or if you just want to consult with python experts you are welcome.

The format will be different than regular since this joins the Austin and DC python communities:

6:30 CST = 7:30 EST we will start the meeting. Join the meetup to view the link.
This link may change, so please check this link again before the meeting.

7 CST = 8 EST: Announcement + Demo

Around 7:30 CST = 8:30 EST continue discussions or break into smaller groups.

Although this online meeting is different, for those new to this meetup, please check out previous meetups we had to get an idea of what to expect. Here is a link to previous meetups:
https://github.com/Jacob-Barhak/EveningOfPythonCoding

You will find there demo code and the folk who presented them. Feel free to clone and star demos that were useful to you.

• Important to know
Our focus for this month will be: TBD
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An Evening of Python Coding

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