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September 11, 2018

IndyPy: La Femme Pythonista

Come celebrate women in the Python community. ProTalk by Lorena Mesa, Director of the Python Software Foundation. PBJ on Webscraping. Right Brain on Computing and Communication.

Python Beginners' Jam  (PBJ™):

Our PBJ™ is all about the basics: 15 minute Python short tutorial aimed at beginners. This month, the focus will be on:

Introduction to Webscraping and Its Future in Big Data
by: Evelyn Delph
Web scraping drives competitive pricing, ecommerce, and promotes the customer centric marketing. Knowing how to web scrape and utilize data will enable and empower you to do things like: gauge customer sentiment, price competitively, maximize returns on your portfolio, and so much more. There’s all this data out there, and it’s ours to analyze!

Right Brain™ Talk:

Right Brain™ brings to you creative topics aimed at developing well rounded Pythonistas. This month:

Learning how Computing and Human Interaction Interlink
by Natalie Gilbert, NeedsGap, LLC
When you have adept knowledge in many different areas, you can make very good decisions based on what you have learned. Being able to have great communication skills, yet having the knowledge of how things work on the back end, you can do almost anything. In the end, this will be what drives your success. Even though choosing one field or another isn’t a bad choice, think about the possibilities you can accomplish and opportunities you will have when you can do both.

Pro Talk™:

This is our Advanced Python talk by a field expert. Our featured speaker will be:

What the Zen of Python can teach us about Data Ethics
by Lorena Mesa, Director, Python Software Foundation
The Zen of Python provides us as a community general aphorisms on how to write Python and how to be a good Pythonista by offering loose guidelines that promotes discussion.
What lessons, then, can the Zen of Python teach us about Data Ethics?
Together we’ll review some stories from the headlines about the data economy where there were ethical concerns and apply the Zen of Python. Starting with the impact of social media likes on political campaigns to censorship on social media in the #MeToo movement, we’ll use big challenges to highlight obvious and not so obvious lessons. We’ll wrap this discussion with how Python today is helping challenge data ethics concerns and what you can do to participate in this fight.

Women User Group Presentations:

This month, we have invited several tech user groups for women to come and introduce themselves:

Jody Dedon, Indy Women in Tech
Indy Women in Tech’s mission is to inspire women and girls of all ages to pursue STEM related employment in Indiana by introducing them to experiences and career opportunities in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics as well as provide necessary financial support, mentoring, training and education for tech-related careers.

Gwen Faraday, freeCodeCamp
freeCodeCamp is a non-profit dedicated to providing free and accessible tech education for all. Our local chapter here in Indianapolis hosts events like beginner-friendly mini-hackathons, project days, talks, workshops, and code 'n coffee's.

Ali Hromis, Women & Hi Tech
Women & Hi Tech exists to change the landscape of women represented in STEM to be equally inclusive to all. To achieve our goal, we work to connect female STEM professionals with each other and our community in Indiana.

Kelli Jones, Black Tech Women
Black Tech Women is the premier, international organization for women in the technology ecosystem to connect, learn, and grow. We have over 3,000 members in 12 chapter in the US and Europe.

Anna Eaglin, Pride IN Tech
Pride IN Tech is a professional networking group for the LGBTQ+ community to make connections in the Indianapolis tech scene. Our hope is that by bringing people together we can facilitate the connections that will increase the presence of the LGBTQ+ individuals in Indianapolis tech. Although our group is focused on the LGBTQ+ community, we welcome anyone who values diversity and inclusion.


7:00p - 7:15p Announcements and introductions

7:15p - 7:30p PBJ™ Session with Evelyn Delph

7:30p - 7:45p Right Brain™ Talk with Natalie Gilbert

7:45p - 8:15p User Group Presentations

8:15p - 8:30p Door Prizes

8:30p - 9:00p Pro Talk™ with Lorena Mesa

About IndyPy:

The Indianapolis Python MeetupOrganized by Six Feet Up, the Indianapolis Python Meetup (“IndyPy”) is a leading national group promoting the Python programming language and connecting the Python community. IndyPy draws Python enthusiasts from the entire Midwest for regular events. In 2017, the group celebrated 10 years of success with over 1,200 members.

Interested in sponsoring IndyPy?  Let's talk

More info is at http://indypy.org

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  • Date September 11
  • Time 7-9pm
  • Where The Speak Easy, 5255 Winthrop Ave #110, Indianapolis, IN 46220
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  • Contact Phone 317-861-5948 x610
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