• PyBay2019: 4th Annual SF Bay Area Python Conference

    UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center

    This August 15-18, join 750+ Bay Area Pythonistas at PyBay2019 (https://pybay.com/), the 4th annual SF Bay Area regional Python conference in San Francisco, CA. This is by far the most epic production of SF Python's events. Most educational and fun too! Check out our 2017 highlights video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmB6ODYAYUQ Early Bird tickets were sold out in 1 day, get your ticket now to secure your seat! https://ti.to/sf-python/pybay2019 PyBay2019 features: - 8 workshops, 55+ talks, 20+ lightning talks, 10+ 'impromptu' meetups... - Fun events such as a Maker-themed happy hour, book signing, - Expo with sponsors that are hiring or showcasing software development tools - Headline speakers include: - Raymond Hettinger - Python core dev; seasoned Python trainer) - Rachel Thomas - Co-founder of Fast.ai.; Selected by Forbes as one of “20 Incredible Women Advancing AI Research.” - Peter Norvig - Co-author of the leading textbook in artificial intelligence, Artificial Intelligence: A modern Approach, Creator of the Pytudes and Research Director at Google Luciano Ramahlo - Author of Orielly's Fluent Python and Technical Principal at Thoughtworks - Emily Moorehouse - Co-founder and Director of Engineering at Cuttlesoft. Python core developer. PyCon 2019 co-chair. - Lukasz Langa - Python core Developer, Python 3.8 release manager, Creator of Black - Dustin Ingram - Maintainer for PyPi, Developer Advocate at Google and PyTexas Organizer Michael Sully - Core developer for mypy, Software engineer at Dropbox Alark Joshi - Data Visualization Researcher and an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of San Francisco Mahmoud Hashemi - Author of O'Reilly's Enterprise Software with Python, Organizer of the Pyninsula Python meetup Lisa Roach - cPython core dev and Production Engineer at Facebook David Lord - core maintainer of the Flask web application framework and related libraries More info - https://pybay.com This community conference is made possible by volunteers and amazing sponsors such as: Bloomberg, IBM, Sony, Jetbrains, Linode, Yelp, Anvil, HouseCanary, Vinta, Preferred Network, Microsoft, Rookout, Hubb

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  • Project Night at Instacart

    Instacart

    Into Python and want to experience how cool the Python Community is? Join ~150 Pythonistas at SF Python's Project Night on Wednesday 7/17! Please make sure you register via tito by 5pm Tuesday 7/16, so building security has your name on their list: https://ti.to/sf-python/project-night-instacart-20190717 If you'd like to teach a tutorial, please submit your proposal here: http://bit.ly/sfpythontutorial The format is similar to an un-conference. We start with a free food and drink reception from our generous sponsor Instacart. 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 Tutorial offered ================ Moshe Zadka - "Unit Testing" Learn how to automatically test your code using unit tests. We will cover how to create mock objects, clean them up, and how to assert exactly what you want -- no more and no less. Special interest groups ====================== 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. Biocommons SIG --------------------------------------------------- The biocommons software packages help genetic testing companies map patient sequence variation to reference genomes. Join us to hack on the docs, improve our test coverage, or pick your own issue to solve. (All skill levels are welcome!) - Software: https://github.com/biocommons/ - Docs: https://hgvs.readthedocs.io/en/stable/intro.html - Gitter Group: https://gitter.im/biocommons/devs DeepCellLineage (DCL) SIG w/Deena Blumenkrantz --------------------------------------------------- Our goal is to find differences between cells that relate to cancer using bioinformatics (including ML & DL). For more details check out our README, Wiki, and Issues on Github. - Github: https://github.com/deepcelllineage/ - Slack: http://bit.ly/JoinSlackFastaiSFbay (#deepcelllineage) Beginner SIG -------------------------------------------- Just getting started learning Python or programming in general? Come to the beginner SIG and work to develop your Python skills. We start with a group intro, everyone finds a buddy, then we tackle some exercises from this repo: https://github.com/simeonf/BeginnerSIG ## This event is produced by SF Python, a volunteers-run organization aiming to foster the Python Community in the Bay Area. Please check out our flagship event, [PyBay2019](https://pybay.com), 4th Annual Regional Python Conference in SF this August. *Venue and reception is through the generosity of Instacart. At Instacart everyone brings a different flavor to the table to solve a souped-up version of the classic traveling salesman problem. Together, we’re building a four-sided marketplace that includes the apps most Instacart customers use every day, white-label storefronts and APIs for retailers, an ad engine for brands, and a world-class fulfillment app and last-mile logistics chain. Take a seat at our table—see our [current openings](https://careers.instacart.com/)*

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  • Learn more about data, tensorflow, computer vision, bioinformatics and more

    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) Please remember to register at Tito: https://ti.to/sf-python/presentation-night-yelp-july-2019 ###Lightning talks - Jon Handler: Open Distro for Elasticsearch - Fode Diop: Python Bitcoin programming group - Could Be You! Please submit your talk ideas [here](https://bit.ly/sfpythoncfp) ###Short talk(~10 mins + Q&A) ### DEAP-VS, grid search tool based on Genetic Algorithms DEAP-VS is a wrapper around DEAP genetic algorithm framework in Python specifically for the use-case of variable selection and grid search. **Author Bio** Gahyun Bang has been in bioinformatics and chemoinformatics since 2013. Background in Computational Biology, scientist who learned to code. ### Designing A/B tests for biotech manufacturing using Monte Carlo simulations **Author Bio** Aaron Wiegel is a data scientist at Synthego, a biotech manufacturing startup. He obtained his PhD in physical chemistry from UC Berkeley where he first learned Python to create simulations of collisions between atoms and molecules using numpy and scipy. ###Main talk (30 mins) ### Computer Vision on a Raspberry Pi using Tensorflow 2.0 A crash course in using Tensorflow 2.0 to deploy image classification models to a Raspberry Pi, and using transfer learning to re-train a custom classifier for your next DIY project. I've given this talk previously at Hackaday 2018: https://hackaday.com/2019/03/01/leigh-johnsons-guide-to-machine-vision-on-raspberry-pi/ **Author Bio** Leigh is a Staff Database Reliability Engineer at Slack and a Google Developer Expert in Machine Learning. When she's not working, she spends most of her time teaching tiny machines how to learn, and cuddling her Corgi. ##PROGRAM 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 on August 15-18.* *Venue is through the generosity of Adroll (https://www.adroll.com/ ), their mission is to help big and small businesses turn their customer data into high-performance marketing.*

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  • Project Night @ Yelp

    Yelp

    Into Python and want to experience how cool the Python Community is? Join ~150 Pythonistas at SF Python's Project Night on 6/19! Please register via tito: https://ti.to/sf-python/project-night-yelp-619 If you'd like to teach a tutorial, please submit your proposal here: http://bit.ly/sfpythontutorial The format is similar to an un-conference. We start with a free food and drink reception from our generous sponsor Checkr. 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 ================ Simeon Franklin - "Write some useful decorators" Learn what a decorator is and how to make one. Tackle some useful patterns often implemented as decorators. Beginners welcome! Special interest groups ====================== Biocommons SIG --------------------------------------------------- The biocommons software packages help genetic testing companies map patient sequence variation to reference genomes. Join us to hack on the docs, improve our test coverage, or pick your own issue to solve. (All skill levels are welcome!) - Software: https://github.com/biocommons/ - Docs: https://hgvs.readthedocs.io/en/stable/intro.html - Gitter Group: https://gitter.im/biocommons/devs DeepCellLineage (DCL) SIG --------------------------------------------------- Our goal is to find differences between cells that relate to cancer using bioinformatics (including AI). For more details check out our README, Wiki, and Issues on Github. - Github: https://github.com/deepcelllineage/overview - Slack: http://bit.ly/JoinSlackFastaiSFbay (#deepcelllineage) 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. ##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 Checkr. Checkr modernizes background checks to build a fairer future by improving the understand of the past. Please consider their [job opportunities](https://checkr.com/careers/?gh_src=gi63rn5r1) if you or someone you know are looking!

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  • Learn about Microservices and Python

    NerdWallet

    On June 12, join over 100 Python developers from the San Francisco Bay Area for SF Python's monthly presentation night! If you'd like to present at future meetups, please submit your talk ideas at https://bit.ly/sfpythoncfp. Please remember to register at tito: https://ti.to/sf-python/presentation-june-12-2019 Our generous sponsor NerdWallet will also provide pizza and drinks for this evening. ##PROGRAM ###Lightning talks * An easy way to locally test AWS Lambda functions, Chip Garner * Bitcoin programming with Python, Fode Diop * You can use Python on Glitch.com, it's not just for JavaScript, Danny Page ###Short talk(15 mins) Intro Into Google Cloud Functions, Grant Timmerman Google Cloud Functions makes it easy for developers to run and scale code in the cloud and build event-driven serverless applications. In this talk you'll learn about the latest updates with Google Cloud Functions along with a few demos of Functions working in action! Grant is a developer platform engineer at Google where he works on Google Cloud Platform. Previously he led open source for G Suite APIs. He loves Node, GitHub, and plays the alto saxophone in his spare time. ###Main talk (25 mins) Introduction to NATS Messaging with Python3, Waldemar Quevedo NATS (https://nats.io) is a simple, secure and performant communications system for all digital systems, services and devices. This talk will give an overview about the project along with examples of how to use its asyncio client (https://github.com/nats-io/asyncio-nats) to build applications using NATS streams and services. Waldemar Quevedo is a core contributor of NATS and maintainer of its Python and Ruby clients. He is also author of "Practical NATS" one of the first books about the project. He currently works at Synadia Communications, Inc., developing a global communications network based on NATS. ##AGENDA 6:00p - Check-in and mingle, with food provided by our generous sponsor! 7:05p - Welcome 7:30p - Door close 7:10p - Lightning talks, short talk, announcements (hiring? job searching? cool thing to share with everyone?), and main talk 8:15p - More mingling 9:00p - Hard stop Getting here: - Driving: [Civic Center Garage](https://goo.gl/maps/i75irCqW3vSNPvLaA) - Uber/Lyft: drop a pin on Jessie St behind the 875 Stevenson building - BART/Muni: Civic Center or Van Ness are the closest stations - Cycling: Please park your bikes on the street 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 on August 15-18. Venue and food is through the generosity of NerdWallet. NerdWallet offers consumers clarity for all of life's financial decisions. Whether it's regarding credit cards, insurance, loans or investing, people lack the clear, unbiased information they need to make the best choice. With NerdWallet, consumers have free access to user-friendly tools and advice that save time and money, and give them the freedom to do more. For more information, visit nerdwallet.com.

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  • Project Night at Checkr

    Checkr

    Into Python and want to experience how cool the Python Community is? Join ~100 Pythonistas at SF Python's Project Night on 5/15! Please Register on Tito: https://ti.to/sf-python/project-night-checkr The format is similar to an un-conference. We start with a free food and drink reception from our generous sponsor Checkr. After formal introductions, Pythonistas join up with like minds to: - 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 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 ================ TUTORIAL LEADER COULD BE YOU!!! Please submit your tutorial proposal to: https://bit.ly/sfpythontutorial 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. ##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 Checkr. Checkr modernizes background checks to build a fairer future by improving the understand of the past. Please consider their [job opportunities](https://checkr.com/careers/?gh_src=gi63rn5r1) if you or someone you know are looking!

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  • SF Python Presentation Night - May 2019

    On the second Wed of each month, join ~180 devs at SF Python's presentation night. Please Register on Tito: https://ti.to/sf-python/presentation-may-08-2019 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 ###Short talk (10mins) Write your first UI application with Python, Cristián Maureira Do you know what does Desktop, Embedded, Mobile, Automotive, Medical and even Data Science applications have in common? I will give you the key to start using one of the most powerful cross platform framework to build user interfaces, the Qt project!, which now is officially supporting Python! ###Short talk (15 mins) Using randomized controlled trials and AI to discover what makes a political ad persuasive, Valerie Coffman Swayable is a platform for predicting the persuasive impact of content launched in January of 2018. During the 2018 midterm election cycle, we tested over 500 political ads and surveyed over 300k people. As a result, we've amassed the most extensive data set we know of that links videos to their persuasive power. This talk will give an overview of how we gather and analyze data using Celery and Pandas, and our ongoing work using image recognition and natural language processing to extract insights into how to make a successful video ad. ###Short talk (15mins) Make the Most of It: Negotiation and Self-Advocacy, Lusen Mendel Feeling confident about your work doesn’t automatically make you good at advocating for yourself. Many competent engineers avoid negotiating offers, asking for raises, or talking with managers about desired work responsibilities. However, negotiation and self-advocacy are an important part of any healthy employment relationship, and will allow you to make the most of your professional opportunities. This session is helpful for anyone who wants to strengthen their self-advocacy skills. Based on Lusen's experience in engineering management and candidate coaching, you'll walk away with knowledge and confidence for your next employment conversation. ###Main talk (25mins) Python Decorators and Diversions, Richard Haven Python decorators are an easy way to add meta and mixin behavior to code. They can enhance functions, methods, and even whole classes. And once you can get your head around function variables, they are pretty straight-forward. With one exception. Learn how the mechanism works so you can add timing, caching, security, metrics, and more to any part of your code. ##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 on August 15-18.* *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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  • Project Night at Microsoft Reactor

    Microsoft Reactor

    Into Python and want to experience how cool the Python Community is? Join ~150 Pythonistas at SF Python's Project Night! Please register on Tito: https://ti.to/sf-python/project-night-reactor Same day admission is $5 The plan: ------------- * 6:00p Begin check-in. Food and drink generously provided by IBM * 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 Tutorial ======= *Work smarter, not harder with automated human-like image captions* with Simon Plovyt (https://www.linkedin.com/in/simonplovyt) & Karthik Muthuraman (https://www.linkedin.com/in/karthik.muthuraman) While images provide an incredibly rich description of information at a glance, deriving descriptors in text to match what is being shown is often a time consuming and arduous task. It’s no wonder alt tags on images, which are crucial for the blind to experience web pages, are often left blank. Or exhausted humans sorting and cataloging immense image libraries missing details in meta descriptions. In this tutorial, you’ll work through building, deploying, and consuming one of the many readily available open source deep learning models on IBM Model Asset Exchange to automate the generation of human-like descriptions of captions for images. Simon and Karthik are Data Scientists+Developer Advocates at the IBM Center for Open Source Data and AI Technologies (CODAIT). Special interest groups ====================== PyBay CFP SIG Have an idea for a talk for our regional conference in August and want to brainstorm with someone or get your proposal reviewed? 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. ##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 is through the generosity of [Microsoft](https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/). Our mission is to empower every person and organization on the planet to achieve more. We ensure employees have the freedom and the reach to help make a difference in the world. We are committed to reinvent productivity and business processes, build the intelligent cloud platform and create more personal computing. Learn more about development resources available to help you achieve more, visit: docs.microsoft.com.* *Food and drinks is through the the generosity of IBM. Food and drinks is through the the generosity of IBM. For over a century, IBM has led world-changing progress by uniting, empowering, and relentlessly reinventing ourselves and our customers. The IBM Data Science Community is the place for data scientists and developers to learn, share, and engage with their peers and industry renowned data scientists. Join the [IBM Data Science Community](https://www.ibm.com/community/datascience/) and participate in shaping the digital future.*

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  • SF Python Presentation Night - PyCon Prep Talks!

    On the second Wed of each month, join ~180 devs at SF Python's presentation night. *** APRIL 10 IS SF PYTHON SPECIAL!! WE ARE HOSTING 2 TALKS THAT HAVE MADE IT TO PYCON! *** Please register on Tito: https://ti.to/sf-python/pycon2019 Same day admission is $5 Our generous sponsor Yelp will provide pizza and drinks on a first come first serve basis. #PROGRAM ##Lightning talks How to learn Kubernetes the easy way! - Walter Lee SmartBread: Wifi-Enabled IOT Bread - Tyler Suard Could be you! Please submit your ideas here: https://bit.ly/sfpythoncfp ## PyCon prep talks (30 mins) ### Supporting Engineers with Mental Health Issues - Jenna Quindica People live with mental health stigma because we learn that we're supposed to be strong and resilient. It's okay not to be strong or resilient all the time. Discussing mental illness is uncomfortable. In this talk, I will help you overcome that discomfort by examining the most common mental health issues, how you can get help for yourself, and how you can best support your coworkers, friends, and family. No one should have to deal with mental illness alone. Bring your tissues. #### Speaker Bio Jenna Quindica is a software engineer at a mental health startup in San Francisco, and she has a track record of working at seed and Series A startups, usually as one of the first software engineers on the team. She volunteers with Open-Sourcing Mental Illness and two non-profits focused on the tech education space, Code2040 and Techtonica. Jenna loves participating in online communities and can frequently be found in the Rands Leadership Slack. In her free time, she enjoys singing melodies from Broadway musicals. ### Intentional Deployment: Best Practices for Feature Flag Management - Caitlin Rubin Feature flags can be powerful tools in mitigating risk in your development cycle — if you use them correctly. Failing to do so can have enormous consequences for yourself and your business. In 2012 one improperly deployed feature flag sent a $365 million company into bankruptcy in 45 minutes. So let’s talk about feature flags, specifically in how they can help us with intentional deployment. Feature flags give us a high degree of control over the features we release — but what ensures we have a high degree of control over our feature flags? In this talk, I’ll go over the best practices which will make your feature flagging program a success. The humble Feature Flag can transform into many different things: release toggle, experiment, kill switch, permissioning and more. I’ll talk briefly about the possibilities Feature Flags open up, and then describe how to use best practices of visibility and accountability to align those different flags into a cohesive feature flagging system. After this talk, you’ll know what best practices make a successful feature flagging program, and be able to implement them into your current solution to deploy faster and with less risk. #### Speaker Bio Caitlin Rubin is a backend software engineer at Optimizely, an experimentation platform. She has a degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Computer Science and Cognitive Science. ## 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 8:30p - 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 submit a 25 or 40 mins talk to their 750+ devs regional conference PyBay2019. CFP closes 4/24. https://pybay.com 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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  • Project Night at Yelp

    Yelp

    Into Python and want to experience how cool the Python Community is? Join ~150 Pythonistas at SF Python's Project Night on March 20! Please register using this link: https://ti.to/sf-python/project-night-yelp 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 * get your questions answered and mentor others The plan ========= 6:00p Check-in 6:50p Announce your project and/or the kind of help you seek 7:00p Start hacking, or attend one of the tutorials or SIGs 7:30p Door Close 9:30p Hard Stop # Tutorials Have you ever wondered how Google, Facebook and other advertisers manage to catalogue your photos, add tags and even find similar photos to yours? In this tutorial we will leverage Python, Scikit-Learn, Tensorflow and Keras to build an image search engine that can organize a group of images by similarity and find the closest ones to an image you choose. This tutorial is for intermediate users who have used these libraries at least a couple of times and are curious to see more advanced features and applications. Clone the repo now to get a head start: https://github.com/zerotodeeplearning/deep_learning_image_similarity 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 ## PyBay CFP Have an idea for a talk for our regional conference in August and want to brainstorm with someone or get your proposal reviewed? Join Nick DiRienzo, SF Python Organizer and past PyBay speaker to get your proposal written. He has recently gotten 2 of his company's talks submission to be accepted at PyCon! ## Biocommons 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 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 New to Python (or programming)? Come to the Beginner SIG This event is produced by SF Python, a volunteers-run organization aiming to foster the Python Community in the Bay Area. Check out their flagship event, PyBay2019 (https://pybay.com), 4th Annual Regional Python Conference this August. Venue and reception is through 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.

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