Talk Night at Button (RoofTop)

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Join NYC Python and Button for a night of talks!
You MUST check in by 6:00 pm at the latest and show a valid form of Government issued ID (drivers license, passport, etc.) at the front-desk downstairs.

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EVENT DETAILS
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Doors @ 5:30 pm, first talk @ 6:15 pm in the conference room, networking event after the talks on the rooftop
Address: Button Rooftop, New York, NY 10010

IMPORTANT: You must be on the RSVP list to attend. RSVPs close 4:00 pm Wednesday, May 8, 2019.

Please follow the code of conduct to make the meetup a friendly and welcoming place for everyone! https://www.meetup.com/nycpython/messages/boards/thread/51565172

Refreshments will be served. Thank you Button for hosting us and sponsoring this event!

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SPEAKERS & TALKS
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Wilson Tsao
Analytics Manager @Button
Wilson will give an introduction of Button and an overview of amazing work happening at Button.

Kyle Gorman
Assistant Professor and Director of Computational Linguistics Program @Graduate Center, City University of New York and Software Engineer @Google, New York
Talk - “Fuzy string matching in Python”
Abstract - “This talk demonstrates a general framework for efficient fuzzy string matching in Python using the Pynini library (pynini.opengrm.org). I will show how minimum edit distance (or "Levenshtein distance"), fuzzy string matching, and string alignment, all can be derived from the same set of basic operations.

Veronica Hanus
Researcher and Programmer. Previously worked on MARS curiosity rover’s landing site with NASA-JPL & MIT. She has taught PyCon tutorial on using web-scrapping and modeling to predict Oscar winners.
Talk - “Version control for visual learners”
Abstract - “Can you remember the difference between the two hex color values? Me neither! Entering visual representations of recently-changed elements into version control makes a review of past changes easier & speeds acclimation to a new web project, especially for visual learners. Surprisingly, methods for including images in your version control aren’t standardized and are rarely used outside of large companies, and the rest of us are left checking out every major commit and viewing changes locally! Join me for a review of methods currently in use and discuss the benefits and drawbacks of each. The audience will learn from a survey of tools used by both designers and web developers, what methods are most appropriate for individual projects, & how these methods differ from those used at some of the largest companies (Google, eBay, etc.). Finding a method to track changes in your visual elements will save our future contributors (and future selves!) the pain of having to distinguish #2dc651 (lime green) from #34a34e (darker(!) lime green) and ultimately make our commit histories cleaner and our repos easier to navigate in ways that many of us have never imagined!”