• Boston Python Project Night

    iZotope

    Sponsored by edX (https://edx.org/careers) and hosted by iZotope (https://izotope.com). Bring a laptop. Bring ideas. Bring questions. Bring enthusiasm. Bring friends. The Boston Python Project Night is a time to find others with compatible interests. Code, hack, teach, learn, meet, laugh, talk: anything goes at Project Night. You don't need to have a project, and you don't have to show anything to anyone! This is an opportunity to work together with like-minded people. There's no presentation, just people working on whatever they want to work on. That's it! All skill levels are welcome. There will be at least two tables of beginning learners, and helpers for them. Other table-topics in the past have been Django, Data, Web Scraping, Hardware, Puzzles, Science, Art. Maybe you have another idea? Bring it! Feel free to discuss ideas beforehand on our Slack: https://about.bostonpython.com/slack

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  • Making things with Python

    PTC

    Hosted by PTC (https://ptc.com/), pizza sponsored by Formlabs (https://formlabs.com/) Two speakers, in PTC's amazing showcase of CAD and 3D printing technologies. Kostya Nazarenko: Teaching old CAD new tricks with Python The experience of integrating Python interpreter into Creo, a thirty-years-old CAD application: why, what, how. Bathsheba Grossman: A Rhino, a Python and a Grasshopper Walk Into a Bar (3D Design with Python in Rhinoceros) This talk is about what happened when a sculptor decided to stop modeling and start generating. Rhinoceros® is a 3D CAD program with lots of scripting options, including Python and a node programming language called Grasshopper. Bathsheba will talk about some ways to build and manipulate 3D objects with these, and show some art she's been working on. See Bathsheba's work at http://bathsheba.com

  • Boston Python May Project Night

    CarGurus

    Sponsored and hosted by CarGurus. Bring a laptop. Bring ideas. Bring questions. Bring enthusiasm. Bring friends. The Boston Python Project Night is a time to find others with compatible interests. Code, hack, teach, learn, meet, laugh, talk: anything goes at Project Night. You don't need to have a project, and you don't have to show anything to anyone! This is an opportunity to work together with like-minded people. There's no presentation, just people working on whatever they want to work on. That's it! All skill levels are welcome. There will be at least two tables of beginning learners, and helpers for them. Other table-topics in the past have been Django, Data, Web Scraping, Hardware, Puzzles, Science, Art. Maybe you have another idea? Bring it!

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  • PyCon Rehearsals 2: Multiprocessing and Profiling

    Pizza and drinks sponsored by True Tickets (https://true-tickets.com/), hosted by iZotope Tonight we have two PyCon talk rehearsals! Pamela McANulty: Things I Wish They Told Me About The Multiprocessing Module in Python 3 If you haven't tried multiprocessing or you are trying to move beyond multiprocessing.map(), you will likely find that using Python's multiprocessing module can get quite intricate and convoluted. This talk focuses on a few techniques (starting, shutting down, data flow, blocking, etc) that will maximize multiprocessing’s efficiency, while also helping you through the complex issues related to coordinating startup and especially shutdown of your multiprocess app. Emin Martinian: Statistical Profiling (and other fun with the sys module) Profiling involves computing a set of data about how often and how long various parts of your program are executed. Profiling is useful to understand what makes your program slow and how you can improve it. After a quick review of deterministic profiling tools and techniques, I will describe how you can do statistical profiling with existing packages or write your own from scratch. Statistical profiling involves occasionally sampling what your program is doing instead of watching each line or function. A key feature of statistical profiling is that by using a moderate sampling frequency, you can profile your production code with almost no overhead. This lets you find the actual bottlenecks in real use cases. The core technical focus of the talk is python's sys module and how it lets you easily examine a running program. I also describe some tricks to be aware of related to threading, context switches, locks, and so on. At the conclusion of the talk, you will hopefully understand how to use an existing statistical profiler or write a customized version yourself.

  • PyCon Rehearsal Night 1: Generalized Bayesian Testing

    PyCon Rehersal Night 1, hosted and sponsored by Amazon Tonight we have one rehearsal for a PyCon-bound speaker: Eric Ma: Beyond Two Groups: Generalized Bayesian A/B[/C/D/E...] Testing Bayesian A/B testing has gained much popularity over the years. It seems, however, that the examples stop at two groups. This begs the questions: should we not be able to do more than simple two-group, case/control comparisons? Is there a special procedure that's necessary, or is there a natural extension of commonly-used Bayesian methods? In this talk, I will use life-like, simulated examples, inspired from work and from meeting others at conferences, to show how to generalize A/B testing beyond the rigid assumptions commonly highlighted. Specifically, I will show two examples, one involving Bayesian estimation on click data on a website, and another on 4-parameter dose-response curves. There will be plenty of code from the modern PyData stack, involving the use of PyMC3, pandas, holoviews, and more.

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  • Boston Python Project Night

    Datadog Boston Office

    Pizza sponsored by DataDog (http://datadoghq.com) Bring a laptop. Bring ideas. Bring questions. Bring enthusiasm. Bring friends. The Boston Python Project Night is a time to find others with compatible interests. Code, hack, teach, learn, meet, laugh, talk: anything goes at Project Night. You don't need to have a project, and you don't have to show anything to anyone! This is an opportunity to work together with like-minded people. There's no presentation, just people working on whatever they want to work on. That's it! All skill levels are welcome. There will be at least two tables of beginning learners, and helpers for them. Other table-topics in the past have been Django, Data, Web Scraping, Hardware, Puzzles, Science, Art. Maybe you have another idea? Bring it!

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  • Beginner Python Class - Build a Guessing Game

    CIC Cambridge

    Coding Temple is giving an Introduction to Python class tonight. This class is aimed at absolute beginners. Regular attendees: please don't take a space if you don't need to learn these skills, thanks! In this workshop, you will learn about the basics of Python programming. Connor Milliken teaches Python and Data Science at Coding Temple in Boston. He designed this class for beginners who have little to no experience in programming but are interested in getting started with Python in a short span of one free evening class. In order to accommodate complete beginners, we will start at Hello World, then learn what data types, variables, inputs, lists, and loops are and how to create them. Then you will take everything you learned in this class and build a simple guessing game at the end. Seating will be theatre-style, so make sure you bring a laptop that you are comfortable with using on your lap. You must have the following installed in order to begin coding at this event. Please install before the evening begins: • Python 3.5.x (or higher) https://www.python.org/downloads/ (Python 2.7.x will not be sufficient) • PyCharm (https://www.jetbrains.com/pycharm/download/) We'll gather at 6:30 for pizza and mingling, and then get started in earnest at 7:00. We look forward to seeing you there!

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  • Boston Python March Project Night

    Microsoft New England Research & Development Center (NERD)

    Pizza sponsored by BitSight (https://www.bitsight.com/) Bring a laptop. Bring ideas. Bring questions. Bring enthusiasm. Bring friends. The Boston Python Project Night is a time to find others with compatible interests. Code, hack, teach, learn, meet, laugh, talk: anything goes at Project Night. You don't need to have a project, and you don't have to show anything to anyone! This is an opportunity to work together with like-minded people. There's no presentation, just people working on whatever they want to work on. That's it! All skill levels are welcome. There will be at least two tables of beginning learners, and helpers for them. Other table-topics in the past have been Django, Data, Web Scraping, Hardware, Puzzle, Science, Art. Maybe you have another idea? Bring it!

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  • February Presentation Night

    Rue Gilt Groupe

    Presentation Night hosted and sponsored by Rue Gilt Groupe John Nelson, WiFi Passive Radar WiFi passive radar uses passive sensing of WiFi signals reflected from objects or persons in the immediate vicinity to learn about the immediate environment. We will describe how we built such a radar using Python-based technology. Python provides many packages to allow sensor based calculations to be put together quickly and efficiently. We used numpy, scipy, and scikit-learn to develop algorithms using supervised learning. The talk will provide a flavor of what can be done using Python in this exciting area of IoT development. Matt Fowler, Using C/C++ Extensions in Python Runtime performance of machine learning algorithms in Python can pose certain challenges. In this talk we'll examine a numerical algorithm that has performance issues and see how we can utilize C++ extensions in Python to improve our algorithm's performance. Rue Gilt Groupe is the premier off-price e-commerce portfolio company, connecting more than 30 million members with coveted designers at an exceptional value. Two complementary brands, Rue La La and Gilt, utilize world-class merchandising, technology and marketing to strategically support our brand partners and inspire members daily. Our approach to retail brings excitement to online shopping and the best-in-class experience that today's customers demand.

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  • Boston Python Project Night

    Microsoft New England Research & Development Center (NERD)

    Pizza sponsored by Quantopian (https://www.quantopian.com) Bring a laptop. Bring ideas. Bring questions. Bring enthusiasm. Bring friends. The Boston Python Project Night is a time to find others with compatible interests. Code, hack, teach, learn, meet, laugh, talk: anything goes at Project Night. You don't need to have a project, and you don't have to show anything to anyone! This is an opportunity to work together with like-minded people. There's no presentation, just people working on whatever they want to work on. That's it! All skill levels are welcome. There will be at least two tables of beginning learners, and helpers for them. Other table-topics in the past have been Django, Data, Web Scraping, Hardware, Puzzle, Science, Art. Maybe you have another idea? Bring it!

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