CPython Internals Night @Button

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Join NYC Python and Button for a night of learning and networking!

Special guest Catherine Holloway will be leading us through CPython Internals, and Joe Eddy will demystify gradient boosting. It’s a can’t miss event!

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Catherine Holloway
CPython: from code to execution

Get a whirlwind tour of the cpython 3.9 interpreter source code as we follow some python code from the familiar human-readable syntax to the interpreter's evaluation of the resulting bytecode. This talk assumes that you haven't taken a Principles of Programming Languages or Computer Architecture class and will introduce concepts such as parsers, abstract syntax trees, and stack arithmetic.

Catherine Holloway is an SRE at Bloomberg with a passion for python and learning new things.

Joe Eddy
Demystifying Gradient Boosting

In recent years, the gradient boosting algorithm has become increasingly popular as a predictive modeling tool in industry applications with tabular data. While at first glance this algorithm’s expressivity and flexibility may make understanding it seem like a daunting task, its driving logic as an iterative mistake-correction process is quite intuitive. This talk aims to provide a gentle introduction to gradient boosting, making it conceptually and mathematically accessible to those with a working knowledge of regression and decision trees. The talk will also briefly touch on a simple Python implementation in order to make the algorithm even more concrete.

Joe Eddy is a Senior Data Scientist at Metis, where he is an instructor for their three-month intensive training program.

Doors @ 6:30 pm, event starts at 7:00 pm.

You will need a valid photo ID to enter the building.

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

Snacks/drinks will be served. Thank you Button for hosting us and sponsoring this event!