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If you'd like to help financially, please contact the organizers at info@indypy.org.

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 2020, we will celebrate
13 years of success with over 1,850 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!

Our goal is to create an inclusive, respectful environment that invites participation from people of all races, ethnicities, genders, ages, abilities, religions, and sexual orientations.

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

Got something to say at a Meetup? Submit your talk here: https://www.papercall.io/indypy

Conferences:

Day-long conferences (9am-5pm) that feature both single and multi-track options of 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

How to connect when we are not face-to-face:

Use the mailing list - indypy-list@meetup.com

Keep up with everything IndyPy by following us on Twitter: @indypy

Watch videos of past the presentations on our YouTube page: http://bit.ly/indypyvids

Chat on our Slack channel - https://indypy-invite.herokuapp.com

If you'd like to help financially, please contact the organizers at info@indypy.org

Need more information?
Contact Calvin Hendryx-Parker
IndyPy Organizer
calvin@indypy.org
317-861-5948 x602

Upcoming events (5+)

IndyPy Mixer: IBM Workshop - Bias in Machine Learning

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Join us this month as we partner with IBM to present a workshop on Bias in Machine Learning (and how to remove it!). Can't make it in person? Join our livestream here: https://sixfeetup.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5wAmvnNTQMifB8V3O6bqGA Agenda: 7:00p - 7:15p Announcements and introductions 7:15p - 9:00pm Workshop with IBM "Removing Unfair Bias in Machine Learning" by Svetlana Levitan, IBM Extensive evidence has shown that AI can embed human and societal bias and deploy them at scale. And many algorithms are now being re examined due to illegal bias. So how do you remove bias & discrimination in the machine learning pipeline? In this webinar you’ll learn the debiasing techniques that can be implemented by using the open source toolkit AI Fairness 360. AI Fairness 360 (AIF360) is an extensible, open source toolkit for measuring, understanding, and removing AI bias. AIF360 is the first solution that brings together the most widely used bias metrics, bias mitigation algorithms, and metric explainers from the top AI fairness researchers across industry & academia. In this webinar you’ll learn: · How to measure bias in your data sets & models · How to apply the fairness algorithms to reduce bias How to apply a practical use case of bias measurement & mitigation in a data-driven medical care management scenario What you'll learn: An introductory look at how bias & discrimination can arise within modern machine learning techniques and the methods that can be implemented to tackle those challenges. Learn how to evaluate the metrics using the open-source AI Fairness 360Toolkit (http://aif360.mybluemix.net/) to check for fairness and mitigate machine learning model bias. Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of machine learning Experience using Python (not required) Materials Required Prior to Class: Laptop with Python 3 installed Please install the Python packages before the class: https://github.com/IBM/AIF360/wiki/OSCON-PORTLAND-2019 https://github.com/ibm/aif360 Alternately, you can sign up for a free account on IBM Cloud and use Jupyter notebooks inside Watson Studio. You can register here to sign up for an account (no credit card required): https://ibm.biz/BdqHGm Guests are more than welcome to attend, but please have each person RSVP on their own Meetup account!

IndyPy Bytes

Blind Owl Brewery

In March, we’ll meet from 12p-1p at Blind Owl Brewery, 5014 E 62nd St, Indianapolis, IN 46220. -- IndyPy Bytes will gather for lunch at various locations around Indy to discuss Python-related topics, network, and have an all-around good time. Be sure to RSVP at https://www.meetup.com/indypy/events/ Want to host the next IndyPy Bytes? Contact MaryBeth at marybeth[at]sixfeetup.com Guests are more than welcome to attend, but please have each person RSVP on their own Meetup account!

IndyPy Monthly Meetup

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Can't make it in person? Join our livestream here: https://sixfeetup.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_CfBB6JdHQhORcevVgNNxhA Agenda: 7:00p - 7:15p Announcements and introductions 7:15p - 7:30p PBJ Session 7:30p - 7:45p Right Brain Talk 7:45p - 8:00p Door Prizes 8:00p - 8:45p Pro Talk "Deep Learning like a Viking: Building Convolutional Neural Networks with Keras" by Guy Royce The Vikings came from the land of ice and snow, from the midnight sun, where the hot springs flow. In addition to longships and bad attitudes, they had a system of writing that we, in modern times, have dubbed the Younger Futhark (or ᚠᚢᚦᚬᚱᚴ if you're a Viking). These sigils are more commonly called runes and have been mimicked in fantasy literature and role-playing games for decades. Of course, having an alphabet, runic or otherwise, solves lots of problems. But, it also introduces others. The Vikings had the same problem we do today. How were they to get their automated software systems to recognize the hand-carved input of a typical boatman? Of course, they were never able to solve this problem and were instead forced into a life of burning and pillaging. Today, we have deep learning and neural networks and can, fortunately, avoid such a fate. In this session, we are going to build a Convolution Neural Network to recognize hand-written runes from the Younger Futhark. We'll be using Keras to write easy to understand Python code that creates and trains the neural network to do this. We'll wire this up to a web application using Flask and some client-side JavaScript so you can write some runes yourself and see if it recognizes them. When we're done, you'll understand how Convolution Neural Networks work, how to build your own using Python and Keras, and how to make it a part of an application using Flask. Maybe you'll even try seeing what it thinks of the Bluetooth logo? Guests are more than welcome to attend, but please have each person RSVP on their own Meetup account!

IndyPy Bytes

Sun King Broad Ripple

In April, we’ll meet from 12p-1p at Sun King Broad Ripple, 1021 Broad Ripple Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46240. IndyPy Bytes will gather for lunch at various locations around Indy to discuss Python-related topics, network, and have an all-around good time. Be sure to RSVP at https://www.meetup.com/indypy/events/ Want to host the next IndyPy Bytes? Contact MaryBeth at marybeth[at]sixfeetup.com Guests are more than welcome to attend, but please have each person RSVP on their own Meetup account!

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