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SF Python is your opportunity to grow your technical career by learning and sharing what you know with other local Python developers!

• If you'd like to submit a 25 or 40 mins talk, please do so via PyBay's CFP (https://pybay.com/cfp) process. CFP closes April 21, 2018

• If you'd like to submit a 5 mins lightning talk or 10-15 mins short talk, please use this form (https://goo.gl/forms/FtJ45W6bECGnLZQx1).

• If you'd like to sponsor our events, please start here (https://goo.gl/forms/QyYOOxSVFj3zHnaI3).

Organized by a handful of volunteers with the help of some faithful sponsors and your generous donations, we host about 20 events a year:

2 monthly meetups (http://sfpythonmeetup.com/)

- Presentation Night on the 2nd Wednesday of each month features intermediate to advanced level tech talks from Python Software Foundation members, core developers of open-source projects, and local software engineers.

- Project Night on the 3rd Wednesday of most months offers a chill evening to hack on projects, get questions answered, mentor other devs, or attend a tutorial. It's usually held at various companies in SF so you get to sample how different companies are using Python.

.PyBay, a yearly regional Python Conference (http://pybay.com/)

PyBay is the local version of PyCon. You can save on travel costs and still have an experience of the conference that serious python developers aspire to attend. PyBay is a 3-day weekend conference in August featuring 40 talks and 400+ attendees.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKMUUiioi5g

An annual holiday party (http://bayareapython.com/)

We think you'd agree that if you have been coming to SF Python's events, you have been advancing in your field. So come celebrate the year with us. We will listen to more amazing speakers while enjoying great food and drinks. Who knows, if we continue to get lucky, we will have more amazing entertainers to help us celebrate the year.

Why do we put these events up?

We believe there is power in in-person interactions. We believe in learning, sharing, and helping each other out. And we have seen the results. We have heard stories of people getting their problems solved because of the talks and the people they met at our events. We have witnessed people grow in their career, from receiving their first internship to landing their first speaking gig at conferences. We have even heard companies migrating to a different platform/technologies after attending our conference.

We look forward to your joining this awesome community - be it attending our events, giving a talk (https://goo.gl/forms/jOWUwI2R2ENvzCIr1), being a sponsor or supporting us financially!

Upcoming events (5+)

Project Night at Optimizely

Optimizely HQ

Into Python and want to experience how cool the Python Community is? Join ~150 Pythonistas at SF Python's Project Night on Feb 20! The format is similar to an un-conference. We start with a free food and drink reception from our generous sponsor Optimizely. After formal introductions, Pythonistas join up with like minds to: - enjoy our featured tutorial - learn, share, and contribute at planned and spontaneous Special Interest Groups (SIG) - hack on your own projects Please register via tito at https://ti.to/sf-python/project-night-optimizely Those without a proper registration at tito risks going hungry. Who should attend? =================== - Anyone interested in our planned tutorial or SIGs - Anyone who want to hack on your work, personal or open-source projects - Experienced devs who want to lead a regular or spontaneous discussion group - Anyone interested in mentoring others The plan: ------------- * 6:00p Begin check-in * 6:50p Introductions: tell us about your project and/or the kind of help you seek * 7:00p Make yourself comfortable and start hacking, or attend one of the tutorials or SIGs * 7:30p Door Close * 9:30p Wrap up / Hard Stop Tutorials offered ================ Intro to Deep Learning with Python and Keras --------------------------------------------------------------- Get started with Deep Learning by building a few simple models for classification and regression using Keras and Tensorflow. Learn all about layers, nodes, features, loss functions and gradient descent. Train a model to predict diabetes, the price of a house and to distinguish if a banknote is fake or real. BIO: Francesco Mosconi is CEO & Chief Data Scientist at Catalit Data Science. With Catalit Francesco helps Fortune 500 companies to up-skill in Machine Learning and Deep Learning through intensive training programs and strategic advisory. Author of the Zero to Deep Learning book and bootcamp, he is also an instructor at Udemy and Cloud Academy. Formerly co-founder and Chief Data Officer at Spire, a YC-backed company that invented the first consumer wearable device capable of continuously tracking respiration and physical activity. Machine Learning and python expert. Also served as Data Science lead instructor at General Assembly and The Data incubator. Setup: Set up your environment by following the instructions here: https://github.com/zerotodeeplearning/first_deep_learning_model Special interest groups ====================== Biocommons SIG ------------------------ The biocommons software packages help genetic testing companies map patient sequence variation to reference genomes. Software: https://github.com/biocommons/ Docs: https://hgvs.readthedocs.io/en/stable/intro.html Gitter Group: https://gitter.im/biocommons/devs Join us to hack on the installation docs, improve our test coverage, or pick your own issue to solve. (All skill levels are welcome!) Pydata SIG --------------- The PyData SIG brings together people interested in statistics, machine learning, and deep learning to share ideas and learn from each other. The focus will be Python's scientific stack - NumPy, SciPy, Pandas, scikit-learn, PyTorch, TensorFlow, Keras, and related packages. Beginner SIG ------------------ Just getting started learning Python or programming in general? Come to the beginner SIG and work to up your Python skills. RSVP at https://ti.to/sf-python/project-night-optimizely ##This event is produced by SF Python, a volunteers-run organization aiming to foster the Python Community in the Bay Area. Please check out their flagship event, [PyBay2019](https://pybay.com), 4th Annual Regional Python Conference in SF this August. Venue and reception is through the generosity of [Optimizely](https://www.optimizely.com/), the world’s leader in digital experience optimization, allowing businesses to dramatically drive up the value of their digital products, commerce and campaigns through its best in class experimentation software platform

SF Python Presentation Night - Topic TBD

On the second Wed of each month, join ~180 devs at SF Python's presentation night. If you'd like to present at future meetups, please submit your talk ideas [here](https://bit.ly/sfpythoncfp) Our generous sponsor Checkr will also provide pizza and drinks for this evening. ##PROGRAM ###Lightning talks Could Be You! Could Be You! Could Be You! ###Short talk(~10 mins + Q&A) Could Be You! ###Main talk (30 mins) Could Be You! ##AGENDA 6:00p - Check-in and mingle, with food provided by our generous sponsor! 7:05p - Welcome 7:30p - Door close 7:10p - Announcements, lightning talks and main talk 8:15p - More mingling 9:30p - Hard stop This event is produced by SF Python, a volunteers-run organization aiming to foster the Python Community in the Bay Area. Please check out their flagship event, [PyBay2019](https://pybay.com), 4th Annual Regional Python Conference in SF this August. Food, drinks, and venue for this meetup is through the generosity of Checkr. Checkr is modernizing background checks to build a fairer future by improving the understand of the past. Please consider their job opportunities if you or someone you know are looking!

Project Night at Yelp

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Into Python and want to experience how cool the Python Community is? Join ~150 Pythonistas at SF Python's Project Night on March 30! The format is similar to an un-conference. We start with a free food and drink reception from our generous sponsor Yelp. After formal introductions, Pythonistas join up with like minds to: * enjoy our featured tutorial * learn, share, and contribute at planned and spontaneous Special Interest Groups (SIG) * hack on your own projects Who should attend? =================== * Anyone interested in our planned tutorial or SIGs * Anyone who want to hack on your work, personal or open-source projects * Experienced devs who want to lead a regular or spontaneous discussion group * Anyone interested in mentoring others The plan ========= 6:00p Begin check-in 6:50p Introductions: tell us about your project and/or the kind of help you seek 7:00p Make yourself comfortable and start hacking, or attend one of the tutorials or SIGs 7:30p Door Close 9:30p Wrap up / Hard Stop Tutorials offered ================ Build an image similarity search engine with Python, Keras and Scikit-Learn ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Bio: Francesco Mosconi is CEO & Chief Data Scientist at Catalit Data Science. With Catalit Francesco helps Fortune 500 companies to up-skill in Machine Learning and Deep Learning through intensive training programs and strategic advisory. Author of the Zero to Deep Learning book and bootcamp, he is also an instructor at Udemy and Cloud Academy. Formerly co-founder and Chief Data Officer at Spire, a YC-backed company that invented the first consumer wearable device capable of continuously tracking respiration and physical activity. Machine Learning and python expert. Also served as Data Science lead instructor at General Assembly and The Data incubator. Special interest groups ====================== Biocommons SIG --------------------------------------------------- The biocommons software packages help genetic testing companies map patient sequence variation to reference genomes. Software: https://github.com/biocommons/ Docs: https://hgvs.readthedocs.io/en/stable/intro.html Gitter Group: https://gitter.im/biocommons/devs Join us to hack on the installation docs, improve our test coverage, or pick your own issue to solve. (All skill levels are welcome!) Pydata SIG --------------- The PyData SIG brings together people interested in statistics, machine learning, and deep learning to share ideas and learn from each other. The focus will be Python's scientific stack - NumPy, SciPy, Pandas, scikit-learn, PyTorch, TensorFlow, Keras, and related packages. Beginner SIG ------------------ Just getting started learning Python or programming in general? Want to mentor people just getting started with Python? Come to the beginner SIG and work to up your Python skills. We'll feature lessons for beginners and folks who can answer your questions or review your code. Hope to see you there! This event is produced by SF Python, a volunteers-run organization aiming to foster the Python Community in the Bay Area. Please check out their flagship event, PyBay2019 (https://pybay.com), 4th Annual Regional Python Conference in SF this August. Venue and reception is through the generosity of Yelp. Yelp sees 89 million mobile users and 79 million desktop users every month. Keeping everything running smoothly requires the best and brightest in the industry. Their engineers come from diverse technical backgrounds and value digital craftsmanship, open-source, and creative problem-solving. They write tests, review code, and push multiple times a day. Come out and talk to them.

SF Python Presentation Night - Topic TBD

On the second Wed of each month, join ~180 devs at SF Python's presentation night. If you'd like to present at future meetups, please submit your talk ideas [here](https://bit.ly/sfpythoncfp) Our generous sponsor Yelp will also provide pizza and drinks for this evening. ##PROGRAM ###Lightning talks Could Be You! Could Be You! Could Be You! ###Short talk(~10 mins + Q&A) Could Be You! ###Main talk (30 mins) Could Be You! ##AGENDA 6:00p - Check-in and mingle, with food provided by our generous sponsor! 7:05p - Welcome 7:30p - Door close 7:10p - Announcements, lightning talks and main talk 8:15p - More mingling 9:30p - Hard stop *SF Python is run by volunteers aiming to foster the Python community in the Bay Area. Please consider making a donation to SF Python and saying a big thank you to Yelp for providing pizza, beer, and the venue for this Wednesday's meetup.* *Yelp sees 89 million mobile users and 79 million desktop users every month. Keeping everything running smoothly requires the best and brightest in the industry. Their engineers come from diverse technical backgrounds and value digital craftsmanship, open-source, and creative problem-solving. They write tests, review code, and push multiple times a day. Come out and talk to them.*

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