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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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TriPython November 2019 Meeting: Surviving without Python

Python is such a popular language for good reason: Its principles are strong. However, if Python is “the second-best language for everything”… that means the first-best is often chosen instead. Oh no! How can Pythonistas survive a project or workplace without our favorite 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 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: 2019-11-21

TriPython October 2019 Meeting: PySimpleGUI – Democratizing Python GUIs

THIS IS A HANDS-ON TALK. BRING YOUR LAPTOP. Introducing a new way to write GUIs in Python, using interfaces and design patterns familiar to all Python programmers: PySimpleGUI (http://www.PySimpleGUI.org). This talk is in three parts. A presentation will be followed by getting you set up on-line, and then hands-on demos of PySimpleGUI (https://pysimplegui.trinket.io/demo-programs#/demo-programs/the-basic-pysimplegui-program). 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: 2019-10-24

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: 2019-10-21

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: 2019-10-09

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: 2019-10-01

TriPython September 2019 Meeting: Deep Processing of Ridiculously Large Images

Object detection algorithms with convolutional neural networks (CNNs) are typically applied to small images, usually smaller than 1000 x 1000 pixels. If an image is larger than this, often it will be scaled down to the "right" size, but what if scaling your images down would erase the most crucial details? Because of these concerns, our speaker recently has been adapting CNN-based object detection algorithms to data acquired from images that are on the order of 10k x 10k pixels (100 megapixels). In this talk, Dr. Eric Thomson will give an introduction to new imaging technology he has been working on to acquire this data (basically it is a compound eye like you find in the insect world, but made out of cameras). He will then give a quick beginner-friendly overview of neural networks, deep learning, and CNNs. Then, he will describe the tensorflow-based pipeline he has developed to automatically annotate the ridiculously large images that we acquire using the new tech. Dr. Thomson is a Research Scientist at Duke Neurobiology. Dr. Thomson currently works on a large-scale imaging system that lets him collect data from lots of cameras, stitch them together, and then analyze the data. He also hosts TriPython's monthly Durham Project Night at Caktus Group. 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: 2019-09-26

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: 2019-09-16

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: 2019-09-11

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: 2019-09-03

TriPython August 2019 Meeting: Jupyter Ecosystem Overview

Jupyter is an overloaded name that refers to many technologies working together: servers, applications, APIs, kernels, extensions, protocols, file formats, and more. We will take a tour of the many components which comprise the Jupyter ecosystem of technologies, what they do, and how they fit together. Your tour guide will be Chris Calloway, a software engineer for the Renaissance Computing Institute of the University of North Carolina. 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: 2019-08-29

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

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

Upcoming Events
TriPython October 2019 Meeting: PySimpleGUI – Democratizing Python GUIs
Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI), Biltmore Conference Room, 5th Floor, 100 Europa Drive, Suite 590, Chapel Hill,
2019-10-24
TriPython November 2019 Meeting: Surviving without Python
WebAssign, NCSU Centennial Campus, 1791 Varsity Drive, Suite 200, Raleigh,
2019-11-21
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