• Boston Python Project Night
    Sponsored by Pluralsight: https://pluralsight.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, and work away. 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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    Microsoft New England Research & Development Center (NERD)

    One Memorial Drive Suite 100 · Cambridge, MA

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  • Molecules, and Reproducible Science
    Two science-themed talks, sponsored by Wayfair: https://www.wayfaircareers.com Carlos Faerman, Python Meets Chemistry In this talk, I will explain the use of Molecular Fingerprints to describe the properties of small molecules. I'll share a Python script to compare molecules; search for similar molecules in large databases; and describe how this approach applies to drug discovery. Graham Voysey, Writing Python for Reproducable Research Python is the lingua franca of scientific computing, machine learning, and data science. Regardless of language, research code and scientific computing have special demands placed on the developer that are probably not well understood by other developers at large. At our peril, we write code, generate results, change our code, and then struggle to re-associate which version of our code generated what result. This leads to great annoyance, wasted time, and potentially serious consequences like retractions or production failures. In this talk, I will briefly discuss some reasons why these problems arise. Then, I will offer some practical steps that I use to minimize these problems that form the basis of some best practices for development in these areas. These steps help me consistently generate code that is easy to reason about and produces output that provides permanent provenance, while also making your code easy to share and disseminate. I will provide real examples taken from production code from both academic and industry settings. Finally, I will demo One More Thing: my personal turnkey solution to resolve most of the issues I raise, and seek community input on it.

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    Microsoft New England Research & Development Center (NERD)

    One Memorial Drive Suite 100 · Cambridge, MA

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  • Boston Python October Project Night
    Hosting and pizza provided by DataDog (https://www.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, and work away. 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. 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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    Data Dog Boston

    225 Franklin Street 24th Floor. · Boston, ma

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  • CFFI and Neural Networks
    Pizza sponsored by Quantopian (https://www.quantopian.com), drinks after sponsored by Luminoso (https://luminoso.com). Two talks tonight: Kostya Nazarenko, The magic of CFFI A gentle applied introduction to the latest, and some would argue hottest, addition to the family of foreign function invocation libraries. If you need to call an existing C library from your Python application and not sure where to start - this talk might help you to make a decision! Jared Stufft: Intro to Neural Networks with Keras In this talk we'll introduce the idea of the Neural Network: what they are, why they're used, and how they work. We'll wrap up with a demonstration and code example using Keras, a neural network API designed for humans. We'll head to Meadhall afterwards for drinks!

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    Microsoft New England Research & Development Center (NERD)

    One Memorial Drive Suite 100 · Cambridge, MA

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  • September Project Night
    Pizza sponsored by Twilio (https://www.twilio.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, and work away. 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. 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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    Microsoft New England Research & Development Center (NERD)

    One Memorial Drive Suite 100 · Cambridge, MA

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  • Lightning Talks!
    Pizza sponsored by PathAI (https://www.pathai.com). Tonight, a buffet of all Lightning Talks! 5-10 minutes each, on a mixture of topics: Sean Harrington: Getting into a Pickle with Multiprocessing Itamar Turner-Trauring: Eliot, the causal logging library Eric A Moore: A quick look at a pandas DataFrame Ethan Strominger: Refactoring and Static Code Analysis with PyCharm Andromeda Yelton: What if you did very bad things with integers? Patrick Crouse: Estimating Pi (plus maybe one or two more...)

    Microsoft New England Research & Development Center (NERD)

    One Memorial Drive Suite 100 · Cambridge, MA

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  • August Project Night
    Pizza sponsored by Pluralsight (https://www.pluralsight.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, and work away. 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. 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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    Microsoft New England Research & Development Center (NERD)

    One Memorial Drive Suite 100 · Cambridge, MA

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  • Itertools and Encrypted bytecode
    Pizza sponsored by DataRobot (https://www.datarobot.com). Two talks tonight! Eugene Kovalev, Itertools Itertools is one of the treasure boxes of the Python standard library. It has tools for working with iteration of all kinds. We'll look at some of them, and at some interesting uses of them. Wolfgang Richter, Encrypted Bytecode This talk will explain how we modified the `import` statement of the Python language to import encrypted Python bytecode. We will explain the behind-the-scenes import machinery of Python, how we hooked into it, and how we typically distribute keys. You'll be able to experiment with our technique during the talk, and at home by using our recently open sourced library.

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    Microsoft New England Research & Development Center (NERD)

    One Memorial Drive Suite 100 · Cambridge, MA

    13 comments
  • July Project Night
    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, and work away. 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. 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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    Microsoft New England Research & Development Center (NERD)

    One Memorial Drive Suite 100 · Cambridge, MA

    5 comments
  • Physical Computing
    Pizza sponsored by Pluralsight (https://www.pluralsight.com), drinks after sponsored by Soroco (http://soroco.com). Two speakers on physical computing: tiny hardware running Python, controlling things like lights and motors, and reading data from things like buttons, temperature sensors, and accelerometers. Dan Halbert and Travis Bumgarner will discuss microprocessor and microcontroller boards like the Raspberry Pi and Adafruit Gemma. What can they do, how can you use them, how do they run Python? You can get involved, you can build things, and you can contribute! We'll be headed to Meadhall after the event for drinks sponsored by Soroco.

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    Cambridge Innovation Center

    1 Broadway · Cambridge

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