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TriPython January, April, July, and October general meetings and monthly second Wednesday project nights meet at:

UNC Renaissance Computing Institute

TriPython February, May, August, and November general meetings meet at:

WebAssign: Online Homework and Grading

TriPython monthly first Tuesday project nights meet at:

Red Hat Annex

TriPython March, June, September, and December general meetings and monthly third Monday project nights meet at:

Caktus Consulting Group
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Durham Project Night

Have a project you want to show off, share, seek help with, or just get some work done surrounded by like-minded Python lovers? Join us for our monthly project night and do just that! Don't have something to work on? Just need some help with Python? Show up and enjoy the energy, sprint on an open source project, find something interesting to contribute to or be inspired! The setting is informal and there is no schedule, so don't worry if you show up past the start time. Whether you are a Python newbie needing help or have an open source project you want to share, come hang out and hack. Park in the municipal deck on the other side of the Arts Council across W. Morgan St. The entrance to the Caktus Tech Space is on Morris St. Bring your laptop.

  • Posted by cbc
  • Start Date: 2019-08-19

Chapel Hill Project Night

Chapel Hill Project Night meets on second Wednesdays. Have a project you want to show off, share, seek help with, or just get some work done surrounded by like-minded Python lovers? Join us for our monthly project night and do just that! Don't have something to work on? Just need some help with Python? Show up and enjoy the energy, sprint on an open source project, find something interesting to contribute to or be inspired by! The setting is informal and there is no schedule, so don't worry if you show up past the start time. Whether you are a Python newbie needing help or have an open source project you want to share, come hang out and hack. Plenty of free after-hours parking is available in the RENCI parking deck. Bring your laptop.

  • Posted by cbc
  • Start Date: 2019-08-14

Raleigh Project Night

Raleigh Project Night meets on first Tuesdays. Have a project you want to show off, share, seek help with, or just get some work done surrounded by like-minded Python lovers? Join us for our monthly project night and do just that! Don't have something to work on? Just need some help with Python? Show up and enjoy the energy, sprint on an open source project, find something interesting to contribute to or be inspired by! The setting is informal and there is no schedule, so don't worry if you show up past the start time. Whether you are a Python newbie needing help or have an open source project you want to share, come hang out and hack. Park in the City Center deck behind Red Hat (the Red Hat elevator in the deck goes into the main Red Hat space, not the Annex). Bring your laptop.

  • Posted by cbc
  • Start Date: 2019-08-06

TriPython July 2019 Meeting: EGAD! How Do We Start Writing (Better) Tests?

Some have never automated tests and can’t check themselves before they wreck themselves. Others have 1000s of tests that are flaky, duplicative, and slow. Wa-do-we-do? The language used for example code in this talk is Python, but the principles apply to any language. Our speaker, Andrew Knight, is a software engineer. His specialty is building test automation systems from the ground up, which involves both software development for test code as well as the infrastructure to run it in continuous integration. He also does Web dev and tool dev from time to time, and he love databases and compiler theory. Andrew holds a Computer Science BS/MS from RIT, and is currently employed by PrecisionLender in Cary, NC. Extemporaneous "lightning talks" of 5-10 minute duration are also welcome and don't need to be pre-announced. Lightning talks are for you to "show and tell" something you've learned about Python recently, no matter how small. We all use Python, therefore, we are always learning something new about Python that we can tell others. Plenty of free parking is available in the RENCI parking deck. The meeting will be followed by our usual after-meeting at a nearby tavern for food and beverage. Come join us for a fun and informative evening.

  • Posted by cbc
  • Start Date: 2019-07-25

Durham Project Night

Have a project you want to show off, share, seek help with, or just get some work done surrounded by like-minded Python lovers? Join us for our monthly project night and do just that! Don't have something to work on? Just need some help with Python? Show up and enjoy the energy, sprint on an open source project, find something interesting to contribute to or be inspired! The setting is informal and there is no schedule, so don't worry if you show up past the start time. Whether you are a Python newbie needing help or have an open source project you want to share, come hang out and hack. Park in the municipal deck on the other side of the Arts Council across W. Morgan St. The entrance to the Caktus Tech Space is on Morris St. Bring your laptop.

  • Posted by cbc
  • Start Date: 2019-07-15

Raleigh Project Night

Raleigh Project Night meets on first Tuesdays. Have a project you want to show off, share, seek help with, or just get some work done surrounded by like-minded Python lovers? Join us for our monthly project night and do just that! Don't have something to work on? Just need some help with Python? Show up and enjoy the energy, sprint on an open source project, find something interesting to contribute to or be inspired by! The setting is informal and there is no schedule, so don't worry if you show up past the start time. Whether you are a Python newbie needing help or have an open source project you want to share, come hang out and hack. Park in the City Center deck behind Red Hat (the Red Hat elevator in the deck goes into the main Red Hat space, not the Annex). Bring your laptop.

  • Posted by cbc
  • Start Date: 2019-07-02

TriPython June 2019 Meeting: Attracting the Invisible Contributors: How Open Source Projects Can Be More Welcoming to New Coders

Many new coders seek out open source projects, intending to contribute, and then get overwhelmed and leave. Project maintainers often want the help, but don’t realize how they are inadvertently appearing unwelcoming. Charlotte Mays will discuss some of the most common complaints she's heard from new coders who tried to contribute but left in frustration, and ways that these can be addressed without putting too much burden on the maintainers. Our speaker, Charlotte Mays, is passionate about open source and making tech accessible to all who take an interest. Charlotte contributes to open source projects such as BeeWare and helps organize her local chapter of PyLadies. When not busy with those contributions or her day job at Red Hat, she can often be found working on fiber crafts. Extemporaneous "lightning talks" of 5-10 minute duration are also welcome and don't need to be pre-announced. Lightning talks are for you to "show and tell" something you've learned about Python recently, no matter how small. We all use Python, therefore, we are always learning something new about Python that we can tell others. Park in the municipal deck on the other side of the Arts Council across W. Morgan St. The after-meeting will be around the corner at Bull McCabe's Irish Pub. Come join us for a fun and informative evening.

  • Posted by cbc
  • Start Date: 2019-06-27

Durham Project Night

Have a project you want to show off, share, seek help with, or just get some work done surrounded by like-minded Python lovers? Join us for our monthly project night and do just that! Don't have something to work on? Just need some help with Python? Show up and enjoy the energy, sprint on an open source project, find something interesting to contribute to or be inspired! The setting is informal and there is no schedule, so don't worry if you show up past the start time. Whether you are a Python newbie needing help or have an open source project you want to share, come hang out and hack. Park in the municipal deck on the other side of the Arts Council across W. Morgan St. The entrance to the Caktus Tech Space is on Morris St. Bring your laptop.

  • Posted by cbc
  • Start Date: 2019-06-17

Chapel Hill Project Night

Chapel Hill Project Night meets on second Wednesdays. Have a project you want to show off, share, seek help with, or just get some work done surrounded by like-minded Python lovers? Join us for our monthly project night and do just that! Don't have something to work on? Just need some help with Python? Show up and enjoy the energy, sprint on an open source project, find something interesting to contribute to or be inspired by! The setting is informal and there is no schedule, so don't worry if you show up past the start time. Whether you are a Python newbie needing help or have an open source project you want to share, come hang out and hack. Plenty of free after-hours parking is available in the RENCI parking deck. Bring your laptop.

  • Posted by cbc
  • Start Date: 2019-06-12

Raleigh Project Night

Raleigh Project Night meets on first Tuesdays. Have a project you want to show off, share, seek help with, or just get some work done surrounded by like-minded Python lovers? Join us for our monthly project night and do just that! Don't have something to work on? Just need some help with Python? Show up and enjoy the energy, sprint on an open source project, find something interesting to contribute to or be inspired by! The setting is informal and there is no schedule, so don't worry if you show up past the start time. Whether you are a Python newbie needing help or have an open source project you want to share, come hang out and hack. Park in the City Center deck behind Red Hat (the Red Hat elevator in the deck goes into the main Red Hat space, not the Annex). Bring your laptop.

  • Posted by cbc
  • Start Date: 2019-06-04

TriPython May 2019 Meeting: Data Science: From Model to Microservice

This will be a walkthrough of building machine learning model and an associated microservice to execute the model and return its output. The model will be accessible both as a web app as well as a RESTful API. It will be using Python (Flask and Zappa frameworks) along with the AWS serverless architecture (Lambda and API Gateway). The example case will be the classic Kaggle problem of determining if someone would have survived the Titanic (https://www.kaggle.com/c/titanic/data). Our speaker, Brenton Mallen, is an Ocean Engineer turned Data Scientist. He has spent three and a half years performing in-depth research and building both real-time and batch machine learning systems in the internet bot mitigation space. He is currently a data scientist in the agriculture industry processing satellite images for crop analysis. Extemporaneous "lightning talks" of 5-10 minute duration are also welcome and don't need to be pre-announced. Plenty of free after-hours parking is available in the upper level of the deck behind WebAssign (turn through the median just before the intersection of Varsity and Main Campus Drives). If the door is locked, call the number posted on the door. An after-meeting location for food and beverage will be decided at the meeting (usually BaDa Wings at Mission Valley). Come join us for a fun and informative evening.

  • Posted by cbc
  • Start Date: 2019-05-23

Durham Project Night

Have a project you want to show off, share, seek help with, or just get some work done surrounded by like-minded Python lovers? Join us for our monthly project night and do just that! Don't have something to work on? Just need some help with Python? Show up and enjoy the energy, sprint on an open source project, find something interesting to contribute to or be inspired! The setting is informal and there is no schedule, so don't worry if you show up past the start time. Whether you are a Python newbie needing help or have an open source project you want to share, come hang out and hack. Park in the municipal deck on the other side of the Arts Council across W. Morgan St. The entrance to the Caktus Tech Space is on Morris St. Bring your laptop.

  • Posted by cbc
  • Start Date: 2019-05-20

Chapel Hill Project Night

Chapel Hill Project Night meets on second Wednesdays. Have a project you want to show off, share, seek help with, or just get some work done surrounded by like-minded Python lovers? Join us for our monthly project night and do just that! Don't have something to work on? Just need some help with Python? Show up and enjoy the energy, sprint on an open source project, find something interesting to contribute to or be inspired by! The setting is informal and there is no schedule, so don't worry if you show up past the start time. Whether you are a Python newbie needing help or have an open source project you want to share, come hang out and hack. Plenty of free after-hours parking is available in the RENCI parking deck. Bring your laptop.

  • Posted by cbc
  • Start Date: 2019-05-08

Raleigh Project Night

Raleigh Project Night meets on first Tuesdays. Have a project you want to show off, share, seek help with, or just get some work done surrounded by like-minded Python lovers? Join us for our monthly project night and do just that! Don't have something to work on? Just need some help with Python? Show up and enjoy the energy, sprint on an open source project, find something interesting to contribute to or be inspired by! The setting is informal and there is no schedule, so don't worry if you show up past the start time. Whether you are a Python newbie needing help or have an open source project you want to share, come hang out and hack. Park in the City Center deck behind Red Hat (the Red Hat elevator in the deck goes into the main Red Hat space, not the Annex). Bring your laptop.

  • Posted by cbc
  • Start Date: 2019-05-07

TriPython April 2019 Meeting: Solving Pentomino Puzzles with Python

2018 marked the 60th anniversary of the first solution of a combinatorial puzzle by computer. In 1958, Dana Scott, later a Turing Award winner for his work in denotational semantics, programmed the MANIAC computer to find all solutions to a pentomino problem by backtracking. (I contacted Dana, one of my old professors, to take note of the anniversary in December 2018. He can still get very excited about pentominoes!) What are pentominoes, and why have they retained their appeal ever since they were first described by the famous puzzler Henry Dudeney in The Canterbury Puzzles (#74) in 1907? Who is the High Priestess of Pentominoes? How many different ways can money be made from pentominos? What are some interesting open pentomino problems? What new puzzles can be devised? How can Python help us? Inquiring minds, including Dana Scott, Don Knuth, Solomon Golomb, Martin Gardner, and Arthur C. Clarke -- they all want (or wanted) to know. Rex Dwyer earned the PhD in Computer Science at Carnegie-Mellon University and the MS in Economics and Latin American Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill. He has been working (mostly) in the biotech industry for two decades. Since 2017, he has worked as a Senior Data Scientist at Metabolon, the world's leader in advancing metabolomics for every area of life sciences research. In 2018, his predictive software drove the elucidation of more than 200 new compounds in mass spec data. Rex has been building and designing wooden puzzles for almost a decade. Extemporaneous "lightning talks" of 5-10 minute duration are also welcome and don't need to be pre-announced. Lightning talks are for you to "show and tell" something you've learned about Python recently, no matter how small. We all use Python, therefore, we are always learning something new about Python that we can tell others. Plenty of free parking is available in the RENCI parking deck. The meeting will be followed by our usual after-meeting at a nearby tavern for food and beverage. Come join us for a fun and informative evening.

  • Posted by cbc
  • Start Date: 2019-04-25

TriPython endorses:

PyLadies RDU

JupyterDay in the Triangle
Tue Nov 13, 2018 at UNC

JupyterDay in the Triangle

September 14-16, 2016:

PyData Carolinas 2016

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