• Hacktoberfest
    This month we're going to work on open source. DigitalOcean, GitHub, and Twilio are sponsoring a program to send you a free tshirt if you submit 5 pull requests to open source projects in the month of October. Sign up here: https://hacktoberfest.digitalocean.com Bring a laptop and we'll help you find a project to contribute to. Afterwards, we go out for drinks and dinner at the nearby HopCat brewery.

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  • Jupyterfest
    There's been a lot of requests for talks about Jupyter Notebooks, but we haven't been able to line up a dedicated speaker to talk deeply about them. So this month we're asking you - our fellow Pythonistas - to show off a Notebook you've created. Step through the Notebook, describe what it does, and bring up pain points and tips along the way. We need all types of notebooks for this meeting, so bring them whether they're simple or crazy-complicated. Afterwards, we go out for drinks and dinner at the nearby HopCat brewery.

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  • Generating PDFs with Python and Reportlab
    Melanie Harju and Eric Schoenborn, software development interns at Magic-Wrighter, Inc., will be discussing how to create PDFs in Python using Reportlab. This discussion will include formatting, generating a table of contents, and embedding graphs. Afterwards, we'll go out for drinks and dinner at the nearby HopCat brewery.

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  • Machine Learning in Python with Scikit-Learn
    Evan Ciancio - a student at the University of Michigan and club president of Wolverine Sports Analytics - will talk about how his group uses machine learning in Python to generate predictions for daily fantasy sports. He will walk through the process used to scrape, clean and store data and what machine learning models they use to make predictions. Afterwards, we'll go out for drinks and dinner at the nearby HopCat brewery.

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  • Intro to Mycroft AI
    Ben Rousch has just begun playing with Mycroft AI - an open source voice assistant similar to Alexa, Siri, or Google Home. He'll talk about what he's discovered so far, including the Python used for much of its main code and skills. There will also be a live demo of Mycroft in action. Afterwards, we'll head over to The Hopcat for dinner and drinks.

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  • Bring Your Own Project and Socializing
    Many of the GRPUG regulars will be just getting back from a week at PyCon US, so we won't have a formal presentation this month. But feel free to bring your projects, questions, or discussion topics and hang out with us at The Factory. Afterwards, we'll go out for drinks and dinner at the nearby HopCat brewery.

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  • PyCon 2018
    PyCon is in Cleveland this year. Who's going? Let's see if we can organize a carpool over there. Post what days you're planning to attend. https://us.pycon.org/2018/

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  • Intro to Async
    Asynchronous programming is all the rage, and the hype has come to Python. From the venerable Twisted to the now-standard Asyncio to up-and-comers like Curio and Trio, this hype has come to Python. So what does it do? How do you use it? What do you need to know? Why should you use async? Jamie Bliss will attempt to answer these questions in this introduction to Asynchronous Programming and Asyncio in Python 3. Afterwards, we'll go out for drinks and dinner at the nearby HopCat brewery.

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  • Yes we can CANCAT
    Aaron will talk about and demo CanCat [1] - a Python-based tool used to interact with CAN buses - and heavily used by GRIMM [2] for reverse engineering CAN messages and protocols. For extra fun, he'll bring along a car-in-a-box to help demonstrate how it works in the real world. Afterwards, please join us for drinks and dinner at the nearby HopCat brewery. [1] https://github.com/atlas0fd00m/CanCat [2] https://www.grimm-co.com/

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  • Work on Django Girls Tutorial
    This month, we're going to work on open source projects, specifically the Django Girls tutorial (https://github.com/DjangoGirls/tutorial). If you have a Windows laptop, please bring that as many of the tutorial's bugs are specific to Windows. If you'd like to work on a different project, that's fine too. Bring your own or chose from past Weekend for Good projects: - https://github.com/arts-in-motion/arts-in-motion - https://github.com/dwelling-place/dwelling-place - https://github.com/deafhhs/adapt - https://github.com/thrive-refugee/thrive-refugee Afterwards, we'll go out for drinks and dinner at the nearby HopCat brewery.

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    38 West Fulton Suite 400 Above San Chez, 4th floor · Grand Rapids, MI