• IndyPy "Mo-Py" Meetup
    This month's meeting we are raising awareness for men's help with the Movember foundation! If you are interested in contributing, head over to our team's page to make a donation: https://moteam.co/indypy PBJ TALK: ========= Deploying Django by: James Alexander So, you've written a Django Application, that's great! What is the link to it? In this session I'll show how to deploy your first application to Heroku. We'll use a single web dyno, and a Postgres database backend to store TODO data of our application. RIGHT BRAIN TALK: =================== Protect Your Body From The Stress of Computer Work by: Dr. Tyler Crooks Come learn how to utilize simple tools like foam rolling and lacrosse ball myofascial release drills as a preventative measure against posture-related muscle pain, tension headache and both thoracic outlet and carpal tunnel syndromes. PROTALK: ========== The OpenHolter project: DIY Cardiometry with Arduino and Django by: Roberto Rosario This is my personal story as a heart patient seeking solutions to the high cost of cardiac measurement equipment or the lack of features I was interested in. From this desire the OpenHolter project was born: a Do-It-Yourself electro cardiogram and cardiac recorder that can be built with off the shelf parts and uses Django for heart sinus waveform analysis. 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

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  • PyData Indy Conference
    >>>>>REGISTER on Eventbrite at http://indypy.org/pythology <<<<< Join us for this one-day special event when we discuss best practices, new approaches, and emerging technologies for data management, processing, analytics, and visualization. TOPICS & SPEAKERS: Sparkflow: Utilizing Pyspark for Training Tensorflow Models on Large Datasets By Derek Miller, LifeOmic Policy on a Page: Operational Workflow for Ad-Hoc Analyses By: Aaron Burgess, State of Indiana Family & Social Administration Division of Data & Analytics Data Visualization with Bokeh By: James Alexander, Leaf Software Solutions Brief Intro to Natural Language Processing (NLP) By: Andrew (AJ) Rader, DMC Insurance, Inc Building IoT Data Pipelines with Python By: Logan Wendholt, Bastian Solutions SQL Server 2017 Support for Machine Learning in Python By: Catharine Wyss, IUPUI Simplifying OAuth2.0 Authentication in Big Data Ecosystems By: Mark Sikora and Thivviyan Amirthalingam, Liberty Mutual Insurance >>>>>REGISTER on Eventbrite at http://indypy.org/pythology <<<<<

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  • IndyPy "OktoberPy" Meetup
    In this month of Oktober, we'll talk about Python and beer! We'll kick off the festivities with some German food, Four Day Ray's Adler Oktoberfest beer and some Oktoberfest songs. So, grab your lederhosen and your best German accent, and come join us for this über special IndyPy! PBJ TALK: ========= From Excel Super Users to Python Wizards by: Tran Ngyuen You love Excel but you wish you could do more? "Warte" no more! Come and learn how Python can save your pretzel... RIGHT BRAIN TALK: =================== Spreading Happiness at Work through Communication by: Ross Moore There are some simple but overlooked actions and attitudes at work that we can do and have in our communications that can greatly help our internal customers/workers to work better, and that leads to being happier in the workplace. These are: Check in with the user, Prioritize, Details, Empathy/Understanding, Humility. PROTALK: ========== Home or Beer Automation with Python by: Jeff Liquia Whether you are keeping track of your home-brews or just keeping your lights on a schedule, home automation is a great way to keep things on task! Jeff will talk about Home Assistant and the many ways you can interact and change its behavior with Python! 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

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  • IndyPy Meetup: La Femme Pythonista
    Come celebrate women in the Python community. ProTalk by Lorena Mesa, Director of the Python Software Foundation. PBJ on Webscraping. Right Brain on Computing and Communication. PBJ TALK: ========= Introduction to Webscraping and Its Future in Big Data Evelyn Delph Web scraping drives competitive pricing, ecommerce, and promotes the customer centric marketing. Knowing how to web scrape and utilize data will enable and empower you to do things like: gauge customer sentiment, price competitively, maximize returns on your portfolio, and so much more. There’s all this data out there, and it’s ours to analyze! RIGHT BRAIN TALK: =================== Learning how Computing and Human Interaction Interlink Natalie Gilbert, NeedsGap, LLC When you have adept knowledge in many different areas, you can make very good decisions based on what you have learned. Being able to have great communication skills, yet having the knowledge of how things work on the back end, you can do almost anything. In the end, this will be what drives your success. Even though choosing one field or another isn’t a bad choice, think about the possibilities you can accomplish and opportunities you will have when you can do both. PROTALK: ========== What the Zen of Python can teach us about Data Ethics Lorena Mesa, Director, Python Software Foundation The Zen of Python provides us as a community general aphorisms on how to write Python and how to be a good Pythonista by offering loose guidelines that promotes discussion. What lessons, then, can the Zen of Python teach us about Data Ethics? Together we’ll review some stories from the headlines about the data economy where there were ethical concerns and apply the Zen of Python. Starting with the impact of social media likes on political campaigns to censorship on social media in the #MeToo movement, we’ll use big challenges to highlight obvious and not so obvious lessons. We’ll wrap this discussion with how Python today is helping challenge data ethics concerns and what you can do to participate in this fight. USER GROUP PRESENTATIONS ============================== Jody Dedon, Indy Women in Tech Indy Women in Tech’s mission is to inspire women and girls of all ages to pursue STEM related employment in Indiana by introducing them to experiences and career opportunities in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics as well as provide necessary financial support, mentoring, training and education for tech-related careers. Gwen Faraday, freeCodeCamp freeCodeCamp is a non-profit dedicated to providing free and accessible tech education for all. Our local chapter here in Indianapolis hosts events like beginner-friendly mini-hackathons, project days, talks, workshops, and code 'n coffee's. Ali Hromis, Women & Hi Tech Women & Hi Tech exists to change the landscape of women represented in STEM to be equally inclusive to all. To achieve our goal, we work to connect female STEM professionals with each other and our community in Indiana. Kelli Jones, Black Tech Women Black Tech Women is the premier, international organization for women in the technology ecosystem to connect, learn, and grow. We have over 3,000 members in 12 chapter in the US and Europe. Anna Eaglin, Pride IN Tech Pride IN Tech is a professional networking group for the LGBTQ+ community to make connections in the Indianapolis tech scene. Our hope is that by bringing people together we can facilitate the connections that will increase the presence of the LGBTQ+ individuals in Indianapolis tech. Although our group is focused on the LGBTQ+ community, we welcome anyone who values diversity and inclusion. Agenda: 7:00p - 7:15p Announcements and introductions 7:15p - 7:30p PBJ Session with Evelyn Delph 7:30p - 7:45p Right Brain Talk with Natalie Gilbert 7:45p - 8:15p User Group Presentations 8:15p - 8:30p Door Prizes 8:30p - 9:00p Pro Talk with Lorena Mesa

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  • IndyPy: Machine Learning
    PBJ TALK: Will there be a tornado today? Classification with Scikit-Learn By Alyssa Batula There are a lot of datasets available on the internet, but how do you use it for machine learning? We'll briefly go through the main steps needed to create, train, and evaluate classifiers using Scikit-Learn. Using NOAA weather data, we'll train and compare four classifiers to predict if a tornado is likely to occur. RIGHT BRAIN TALK: Data science and predictive policing By George Mohler In this talk we will briefly cover the data science of crime hotspots. We will then discuss some results of field trials of predictive policing in Los Angeles and related privacy and fairness issues. PRO TALK: Machine Learning for Gamers: Dungeon Forecasts & Dragon Regressions By Guy Royse It’s Friday night and you’re making your character for a fun evening of gaming. You’ve rolled your abilities and even got two 18s. But what class should you pick given your rolls? If you pick that class, is your character playable? What kind of character have you created? Or maybe you’re a game master and you’ve been running a game for some time. Do you need to know how much treasure that dragon horde should have? Or are you wanting to figure out how many encounters your players will make it through in an evening so you can prepare enough material? These important questions can all be answered using machine learning. Many developers want to make use of machine learning in their applications but aren’t sure what sorts of problems can be solved with it. This talk will explain the sorts of problems that can be solved, what data is required to solve them, and what the results look like. And, we’ll explore it using fun and geeky examples. We will cover five major types of problems that machine learning can solve: regression, forecasting, impact analysis, classification, and anomaly detection. When we’re done, you’ll have a basic understanding of what machine learning can do and what you might want to use it for. I might even be something other than role-playing! Agenda: 7:00p - 7:15p Announcements and introductions 7:15p - 7:30p PBJ Session with Alyssa Batula 7:30p - 7:45p Right Brain Talk with George Mohler 7:45p - 8:00p Door Prizes 8:00p - 8:45p Pro Talk Guy Royce

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  • IndyPy Meetup: Fix a Broken virtualenv and Testing in Data Science
    PBJ TALK: How to Fix a Broken virtualenv By Rob McBroom RIGHT BRAIN TALK: Don't Forget to Have Fun By: Adam Schwartz It's easy to get lost and overwhelmed with software development and I've found it very easy to lose interest or motivation when working on projects. It's helpful to remember to find ways to mix things up and do what you enjoy without sacrificing productivity. I plan on sharing a few ways that I manage my happiness and how it's impacted my performance at work. PRO TALK: The Art of Developer Testing By: Aly Sivji We use tests to ensure our program works as intended and that code changes do not break existing functionality. Seasoned developers have experience balancing writing code to solve business problems versus writing tests to ensure correctness and prevent regressions. Finding this balance and knowing what to test can feel more like an art than a science, especially to those new to the industry. This opinionated talk will demystify the Art of (Developer) Testing with a focus on best practices and tools that can be used to help you write effective tests more efficiently. Agenda: 7:00p - 7:15p Announcements and introductions 7:15p - 7:30p PBJ Session with Rob McBroom 7:30p - 7:45p Right Brain Talk with Adam Schwartz 7:45p - 8:00p Door Prizes 8:00p - 8:45p Pro Talk with Aly Sivji

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  • Pythology: Python on the Blockchain
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  • IndyPy: Python decorators, Continuous learning, and CherryPy
    PBJ TALK: PBJing a PBJ: making Python decorators as accessible as a sandwich By Cameron Dershem RIGHT BRAIN TALK: Keep up with the rapid pace of technology & continuously learn new skills to be a better developer By Nick Birch PRO TALK: CherryPy By Joe Kaufeld Agenda: 7:00p - 7:15p Announcements and introductions 7:15p - 7:30p PBJ Session with Cameron Dershem 7:30p - 7:45p Right Brain Talk with Nick Birch 7:45p - 8:00p Door Prizes 8:00p - 8:45p Pro Talk with Joe Kaufeld

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  • IndyPy: Patenting and Property Based Testing
    PBJ TALK: Python + AWS Lambda by Darye Henry, DeveloperTown Starts Using Python, Twilio and AWS Lambda to create a texting app. RIGHT BRAIN TALK: The Value and Pitfalls of Patenting from the Perspective of the Pythonista by Gene O'Donnell, CrowdPixie PROTALK: Property based testing by Pradeep Gowda, Proofpoint Property based testing allows the developer to replace painstaking manual tests to capture the edge cases with automated tests based on the inputs to the methods being testing Agenda: 7:00p - 7:15p Announcements and introductions 7:15p - 7:30p PBJ Session with Darye Henry 7:30p - 7:45p Right Brain Talk with Gene O'Donnell 7:45p - 8:00p Networking/Door Prizes 8:00p - 8:45p Pro Talk with Pradeep Gowda

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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 (CountryMark) 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 and Kavya Urs Beerval Ravichandra (Polis Center at IUPUI) 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 - 8:30p Door Prizes/CrowdPixie Demo 8:30p - 9:15p Pro Talk with Jim Sparks and Kavya Urs Beerval Ravichandra 9:15p - 9:45p Networking

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