What we're about

Django District, etc. is a group for people interested in Python web development Washington, D.C. area.

Every month we put on a talk from a speaker in the community. We also host monthly Project Nights, where people cowork on their Python web projects together.

We have a Code of Conduct. You can read it here: https://github.com/django-district/CodeOfConduct

Upcoming events (5+)

Project Night

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Join us for Python Project Night! Project Nights are informal gatherings where attendees can bring their own projects and work together (or just next to each other). We'll have at least one experienced Python web developer on hand to help less experienced people with their projects. We host these project nights each month in addition to our normal talk meetups. Agenda • 6:30-7:00pm - Arrive, eat and catch up (thank Chief (http://agencychief.com/) for the food!) • 7:00pm-8:45pm - Coworking What could you do at project night, you ask? • Work on your own side projects with other people doing the same • Get help learning Python (or Django or Flask) from more experienced developers. (Or, help mentor other attendees if you're already a whiz) • Ask for a code review for a project you've been working on by yourself • Talk through a particular problem with someone who has solved it before • Just hang out and have some cool conversations! We are cross-listing this event with DC Python, so please RSVP to only one so we can get an accurate headcount.

Project Night

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Join us for Python Project Night! Project Nights are informal gatherings where attendees can bring their own projects and work together (or just next to each other). We'll have at least one experienced Python web developer on hand to help less experienced people with their projects. We host these project nights each month in addition to our normal talk meetups. Agenda • 6:00-6:30pm - Arrive, eat and catch up (thank Chief (http://agencychief.com/) for the food!) • 7:00pm-8:30pm - Coworking What could you do at project night, you ask? • Work on your own side projects with other people doing the same • Get help learning Python (or Django or Flask) from more experienced developers. (Or, help mentor other attendees if you're already a whiz) • Ask for a code review for a project you've been working on by yourself • Talk through a particular problem with someone who has solved it before • Just hang out and have some cool conversations! We are cross-listing this event with DC Python, so please RSVP to only one so we can get an accurate headcount.

June Django District

1 Thomas Cir NW

Details Join us on Tuesday, June 18th for our monthly Django District event! Robin Tully, from Excella, will be presenting on predicting stock prices in Python. More Details: Robin Tully is a senior data scientist at Excella. He currently supports Customs and Immigrations using Python for natural language processing and anomaly detection of case documents. https://github.com/robintully Food and beverages will be provided. We will be in the 8th floor conference room. Agenda: • 6:30-7:00pm - Arrive, catch up, and eat • 7:00-7:10pm - Announcements • 7:10-8:00pm - Talk + Q&A

[cross-post] Exploratory Data Analysis With Pandas and Altair

[Cross-posting this event from DC Python. We are not the organizers of this event -- please send questions and RSVPs to https://www.meetup.com/dcpython/events/261456267/ ] Approximate schedule: 6:00 - Doors open 6:30 - General intro 6:40 - Speakers 7:30 - Q&A + Raffle + Social hour TLDR Description: We'll talk about the practical aspects of analyzing real-world data using Python, Pandas, and Altair by exploring a data-set of traffic stops made by Maryland Police. Longer Description: The Python ecosystem has emerged as a first-class tool for drawing useful conclusions about the world through data exploration, inference, and prediction. Sophisticated statistical models are critical to this, but before we get to the fancy math, we need to wrangle messy data into usable form, visualize it, and formulate our questions. It's these pragmatic topics that we'll cover while using Pandas, a popular package for manipulation of heterogeneous and labeled data, and Altair, a new and not-yet popular package for creating interactive visualizations. To keep things exciting, we'll be using a real-world data-set with local relevance and profound policy consequences: a database of traffic stops made by police officers in the state of Maryland, made publicly available by the Stanford Open Policing Project. This presentation is beginner-friendly and will be of interest to those who are interested in 1) data analysis in Pandas, 2) hot new Python visualization libraries, 3) the dangers that lurk in real-world data, 4) informed debate about policing, 5) Python in public policy research. For those who want to follow along, data and code is available as a Github repository or as a zip file from http://pandas-talk.ilyagerner.com/ About the Presenter: Ilya Gerner is a political consultant and co-founder of Legisltr, a startup offering bill tracking, legislative vote scorecards, and opposition research to campaign professionals and government affairs specialists. Please forgive his "Lawn-Guyland" (Long Island, NY) accent, for he is relatively new to the DMV. FAQ: Do I need to bring my laptop? Should I download any packages ahead of time? You’re more than welcome to follow along without a laptop, but executing code during the talk might be more fun! To get started, check out the GitHub repo here: https://github.com/ilyagerner/pandas . Is this talk appropriate for beginners? Absolutely! Plus, you might have important insights to share even if you don’t 100% follow the code. Food: We will have Food, Snacks, and Beverages Price: THIS IS A FREE EVENT.

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