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IndyPy: GIS in Indiana
PBJ SESSION Data Visualization with Plotly for Python by: Keith Brooks Data is everywhere around us, from agriculture sensors for improving farming to real-time stats on basketball players. However, for most people a long list of data entries doesn't provide a vivid picture. Plotly is an interactive visualization tool used with Python. We will take a journey with plotly by creating a choropleth map to provide a more engaging experience. Everyone has a story, how will you tell yours? Topics will include generating data and layout objects to create choropleth maps with minor styling. RIGHT BRAIN TALK S.T.E.A.M. Power: How The Arts Supercharge Technology by: Glenn Keller A CIO of a large Defense contractor eliminates the technically qualified applicants that have no Arts background. The U.S. Navy uses the band members from a sunken battleship to break the Japanese Naval Code leading to the victory at Battle of Midway. My first boss, at Duke Energy told me my Computer Science degree got me in the door but my Theatre degree got me hired. People we know as actresses designing radar jammers, physicists painting and writing symphonies, and generals writing poetry. While the focus on S.T.E.M. education will lift people from poverty, and fill talent shortages, without a well-rounded education and sensibility it will only take us so far. I will discuss examples, use photos and my own experience to illuminate how broadening our notions of what makes a good technologist can benefit our organizations and society as a whole...and what we should be telling our children. PROTALK The Practice of GIS in Indiana by: Jim Sparks GIS, Geographic Information Systems, are used extensively in government, academics, and the private sector as a location based way to collect, organize, analyze, and display information. Jim Sparks, Indiana’s first Geographic Information Officer, will provide an introduction to the practice of GIS as well as information about where and how GIS and geospatial data and resources are employed in Indiana. In addition, he will highlight the use of Python scripts to automate geoprocessing tasks within GIS software. Agenda: 7:00p - 7:20p Meet, Greet and Eat 7:20p - 7:30p Announcements and introductions 7:30p - 7:45p PBJ Session with Keith Brooks 7:45p - 8:00p Right Brain Talk with Glenn Keller 8:00p - 8:45p Pro Talk with Jim Sparks 8:45p - 9:30p Networking/Door Prizes

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The Indianapolis Python Meetup (“IndyPy”) is a leading national group promoting the Python programming language and connecting the Python community.

IndyPy draws Python enthusiasts from the entire Midwest for regular events. In 2017, we celebrated
10 years of success with over 1,000 members.

We are learners, employers, and enthusiasts of all kinds. All skill levels are welcome: if you are interested in Python, we are interested in you!

We have great regular events:

Monthly Meetups:

7:00p: Meet, Eat and Greet

7:30p: PBJ™ (Python Beginners’ Jam)
Back to the Basics: 15 minute Python tutorials aimed at beginners.

7:50p: Right Brain™ Talk
Creative topics aimed at developing well rounded Pythonistas.

8:10p: ProTalk™
Advanced Python talks by field experts.

If you have something you'd like to share with everyone, drop a line to the organizers!

Quarterly Pythology Mini Conferences:

Day-long conferences (9am-5pm) that feature 5-7 speakers on a specific subject related to Python. Some of the topics we have covered so far include:

- Machine Learning, AI, Genetic Programming

- Web Framework Shootout

- Automating Processes with Python

- Django for Beginners

- Data Science with Python

- Testing & Debugging

- Python for Beginners

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Contact Colleen Walker
IndyPy Organizer
317-861-5948 x605

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