Project Night at Optimizely

San Francisco Python Meetup Group
San Francisco Python Meetup Group
Public group

Every 3rd Wednesday of the month

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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 Jan 15!

Please register via: to avoid long lines at check-in.

The format is similar to an un-conference. We start with a free food and drink reception from our generous sponsor. 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

Tutorials offered

##Title: More than one obvious way to do it: Solving the same problem in multiple programming paradigms.

Abstract: Flexibility is one of Python's many advantages. Python supports multiple programming paradigms, including procedural, object-oriented, and functional programming. In this hands-on tutorial, we are going to explore how to solve the same problem in different programming paradigms. We'll work through a series of coding challenges designed to teach the pros and cons of each of these programming paradigms.

Intended Audience: Intermediate Pythonista - someone who is familiar with defining variables and functions.

Prerequisites: A laptop. No software dependencies are required.

Instructor Bio:
Brian Spiering is a Data Science Professor at the University of San Francisco. He teaches courses in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Natural Language Processing (NLP). Prior to teaching, he worked at a series of technology companies founding and growing data science teams.

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.

##Beginner SIG

Just getting started learning Python or programming in general? Come to the beginner SIG and work to up your Python skills.

##Math used in ML SIG

There's so much math involved in machine learning. Bring your questions to Sean Farley at this SIG and let's figure it out.

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

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

##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, [PyBay](, 5th Annual Regional Python Conference in SF this August.

Venue and reception is through the generosity of [Optimizely](, 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.