• May Meetup
    Hello fellow Vancouver Pythonistas! After a long time we finally have our first 2018 VanPy meetup. This time we are proud to have two very special talks. Join us on Tuesday, May 15th @6pm at the Eventbase Office, 1280 Homer Street. Talks will start at 6:30pm. Please make sure to arrive on time. The talks of the evening will be: * An Introduction to Deep Learning using Python A brief introduction to deep learning, including some example applications and challenges behind it. In addition, we will show how to train deep learning models using Python and TensorFlow. About the presenter: Lino Coria got a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of British Columbia. His interests include digital image processing and computer vision. He currently works as a computer vision engineer at Wiivv. * Type Annotation An introduction into Python's new type annotations feature. Covering the tools for working with them, some examples of what they're good for and not good for. About the presenter: Nat Knight is a Software Developer at the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, where he works on open source bioinformatics tools and viral sequence databases. Please be aware that we follow a Code of Conduct (https://github.com/vancouver/vanpy/blob/master/code_of_conduct.md). By attending the meetup you agree to act and behave accordingly. SPONSORS FOR TONIGHT: FOOD SPONSOR: Wiivv (pronounced weave) is a technology company transforming footwear and apparel for every human body. Wiivv Insoles and Sandals are created uniquely for you, based on measurements taken from the award-winning Wiivv app. For open job postings, see https://wiivv.com/pages/careers or speak to one of their team members at the event. VENUE SPONSOR: Eventbase FUTURE SPONSORS: Please email [masked] to chat about ways to connect with the VanPy community! VENUE: We are looking for easily accessible locations with a presentation space to seat[masked] people. Want to show off your office? Email [masked] to talk about hosting opportunities. As always, you can reach us on slack at http://bit.ly/join-pyvr-slack.

    Eventbase

    1280 Homer Street · Vancouver, BC

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  • PyCascades 2018
    Please join us in January for PyCascades 2018! PyCascades is a new regional Python conference organized by members of the Vancouver, Seattle, and Portland Python user groups. It will take place on January 22-23, 2018 at Granville Island Stage in Vancouver, and will feature two full days of Python talks, plus a Sprint day on January 24. Please feel free to RSVP here if you'll be attending, but note that you must purchase a ticket to attend. For full details about the conference and to purchase your ticket, please visit https://www.pycascades.com/ Hope to see you in January!

    Granville Island Stage

    1585 Johnston Street · Vancouver, BC

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  • VanPy Talk Night
    It's been a long time coming! We are happy to announce a special meetup with two very special talks. Join us on Tuesday, July 18th @ 6.00pm at the Eventbase Office, 1280 Homer Street for the first meetup in 2017. Talks will start at 6.30pm so make sure that you arrive on time. We are happy to announce these talks for the night: PEP 498: The Monologue Mariatta Wijaya (@mariatta (http://twitter.com/mariatta)) Python 3.6 was released in December 2016, and it includes 16 new PEPs! In this talk, we will focus on PEP 498 - Literal String Interpolation, affectionately known as f-strings. Let's learn about f-strings. See some examples, and know the gotchas. You’ll want to upgrade to Python 3.6 just for this! High Fidelity Web Crawling in Python Josh Weissbock (@joshweissbock (https://twitter.com/joshweissbock)) Python modules such as Requests make it easy for Python to pull HTML from a webpage which you can feed to your parsing function. What becomes difficult is converting that process into an autonomous process to crawl webpages without needing regular supervision. This talk covers the lessons learns and solutions I’ve found in order to create high fidelity autonomous web crawling scripts in Python. Butter smooth, interactive applications with Django and Websockets Ganesh Swami (@gane5h (https://twitter.com/gane5h)) Web applications have changed significantly over the years – from simple static pages,to sprinkling interactiveness with JQuery/AJAX, to full dynamic single page apps.Through each evolution, we’re adding more complexity, more data and moreasynchronous behavior to our applications. In this new world, where does the synchronous nature of Django's request-responsecycle fit in? Please be aware that this meetup group follows a Code of Conduct (https://github.com/vancouver/vanpy/blob/master/code_of_conduct.md). By attending the meetup you agree to act and behave accordingly.

    Eventbase

    1280 Homer Street · Vancouver, BC

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  • November Meetup
    Hey Pythonistas, please excuse the late announcement and update on this meetup. The last few weeks have been incredibly eventful with little time to spare for our November meetup. We don't have a set program this time around but will do a few shorter talks with an open invitation to anyone who wants to share something in a 5- or 10-minute talk. The doors at The Tribe in Gastown will open at 6pm and we'll try and get started around 6.30pm. Hope to see you all there, Your VanPy team

    7 Gate Hub

    68 Water Street, 4th floor · Vancouver, BC

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  • Screening of CODE: Debugging The Gender Gap
    Hey Pythonistas 🐍, we are super excited to announce the screening of the movie "CODE: Debugging The Gender Gap". A documentary about the gender gap and the stuggle of women and minority groups in the tech industry. We are showing the documentary on Tuesday, October 18th 2016 @ 6:30pm generously hosted by Sony Pictures Imageworks including 🍿. Doors will open at approximately 6pm for a timely start at 6.30pm. Space is limited and tickets are available on Eventbrite: https://vancouver-code-screening.eventbrite.com Take a look at the trailer and then get your ticket before we sell out 😉: https://vimeo.com/123004482 We hope to see you there! If you have any questions or feedback, feel free to shoot us an email: [masked]. Your VanPy Organizers

    Sony Pictures ImageWorks

    725 Granville Street, 5th Floor · Vancouver, BC

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  • September Meetup
    Hey Pythonistas 🐍, it's been a while since our last meetup and the Vancouver Python Day. I'm assuming you've all been enjoying the summer ☀️ and haven't really noticed but it's time to start planning our next one: Tuesday, September 13th @ 6pm (http://6pm.com) Put it into you calendars and make sure you join us 🔥. The program that we have so far: Testing in Python (Shiny happy code holding hands) Don Kirkby Test code isn't part of the product, so why do developers write it? An introduction to unit testing, a survey of the options in Python, and some advanced topics like mocking and how to deal with frameworks like Django. Keep your 👀 on this space for updates, enjoy the summer and see you all in September. Your VanPy Team

    Mobify HQ

    #300 - 948 Homer St · Vancouver, BC

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  • Vancouver Python Day 2016
    Hey Vancouver Pythonistas 🐍, We are proud to announce another iteration of the infamous Vancouver Python Day on Saturday, June 4th, 2016. We’ve convinced some exciting speakers from the Python community to join us. Doors open for registration at 8:30AM Talks start at 9:15AM Full event details: http://www.vanpyday.com/ (http://www.vanpyday.com) Tickets are available at http://vanpyday.eventbrite.com/ Please feel free to RSVP here to indicate that you will be attending, but note that you must purchase a ticket on Eventbrite to attend. You can also get in touch with any questions at [masked] . Your Python Day Team

    Unbounce

    Suite #400 - 401 W. Georgia St. · Vancouver, BC

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  • VanPy March 2016 Meetup
    It’s finally time for our first VanPy meetup in 2016. We are excited to have Brett Cannon (https://twitter.com/brettsky) speak about async and await in Python 3.5. Also, we are fortunate to have Casey Clements (https://twitter.com/cscruff) travel from NYC to speak about PyData. This meetup will be held at The Profile (http://waterstreetprofile.com/) coworking space, hosted by Continuum Analytics (https://www.continuum.io/). Space is limited, so please RSVP responsibly. The talks: The Nitty-Gritty of async/await in Python 3.5 Brett Cannon (Microsoft) Many people have found the new async/await syntax in Python 3.5 a bit confusing. This is understandable as asynchronous programming in this style is a very new concept to the Python community. But it turns out that the underlying mechanisms used to make async/await work are not at all complicated (spoiler alert: it's basically an API revolving around generators). This talk will try to explain how the heck async/await works in the hopes of making the syntax more approachable. Using pdb Like a Pro Spiro Sideris (Mobify) This talk will teach you how to use `pdb` effectively and show off some cool commands to make your debugging sessions a lot less stressful. A Tour of PyData's Next Generation Products Casey Clements, Continuum Analytics iPython's Notebook, Jupyter, has been completely re-imagined as an extensible web application that looks and feels like a native desktop one. Dask Distributed is a task scheduler that provides a pure python alternative for computations of large data structures, like Numpy arrays and Pandas dataframes, on clusters. Casey will introduce these new technologies by demonstrating the two together. Hope to see you at the meetup!

    The Profile

    375 Water Street, #200 · Vancouver, BC

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  • VanPy November 2015 Meetup
    Hi Vancouver Pythonistas! The next Vancouver Python Meetup will be held on November 25 at 7PM. This meetup is graciously hosted by Mobify (http://www.mobify.com/). Doors open at 6:30 and we intend to start at 7 PM sharp, so please schedule your arrival accordingly. We have two excellent talks scheduled: Adaptors and the Death of a 300-Line If Michael JasonSmith Sometimes code gets away from us. In this talk, Michael will present a war story about a 300-line if-statement that lurked deep within the code base for the GroupServer mailing list manager, how the code came about, and how he wrangled it to something that could be managed more easily. For those new to Python, he will present some techniques and libraries for managing data. For more experienced Pythonistas, he will demonstrate a way to implement the Adaptor pattern, which is a useful technique to decompose software into smaller parts. Process Management with Chalmers Sean Ross-Ross Sean is a senior software developer at Continuum Analytics and the author of Chalmers, a Python an application that allows its users to monitor and control a number of processes on any operating system. Sean will provide an overview of Chalmers, and will discuss how it can benefit your process management needs. Please RSVP today. See you at the meetup! - The VanPy Team

    Mobify HQ

    #300 - 948 Homer St · Vancouver, BC

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  • 🐍 Vancouver Python Day 2015
    Vancouver Python Day is back! Vancouver Python Day is a one-day mini conference on all things Python. We have an awesome schedule of talks lined up, covering topics ranging from web development, cloud computing, animation, and more! Our keynote speaker will be Russell Keith-Magee (https://twitter.com/freakboy3742), president of the Django Software Foundation (https://www.djangoproject.com/foundation/). Check out http://www.vanpyday.com/ for full event details and to view the talks schedule. Hope to see you there!

    Mobify HQ

    #300 - 948 Homer St · Vancouver, BC

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