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March 13, 2018

IndyPy Meetup: Build custom Alexa skills

This month's key sessions: 

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:

"Manipulating CSV Files with Python" by: Calvin Hendryx-Parker

Right Brain™ Talk:

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

"Confront Your Fears: Increase Your Income, Self-Respect, and Free-time" by: Daniel Poynter

Do you feel underpaid? Or ever worked overtime because Sales over promises to the customer? Or ever heard colleagues muttering about management? Or the C-Suite?
These all have a common root... fear. Fear of uncertainty. Fear of confrontation. And ultimately, fear of your own infinite potential. Join us in a highly interactive workshop in which you learn to increase your income, self-respect, and free-time.

Pro Talk™:

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

"Amazon Echo and the Python Flask Ask library", by: Josh Knox, The Kinney Group

Amazon's Echo device has become as common in the household as the coffeemaker and the toaster. The Echo can be used to tell you the weather forecast for the day, play your favorite song or even be the trigger mechanism for your home automation devices but have you considered using the Echo in the work environment. What if the Echo could report to you the health of your data center components or return the results of an API call from the software you are using in your environment? In this talk we will show you how to use AWS and the flask-ask Alexa Skills Kit for Python to build your own custom Alexa skills and how it can be used to interface with the software running in your data center.


7:00p - 7:20p Meet, Greet and Eat (free pizza!)

7:20p - 7:30p Announcements and Introductions

7:30p - 7:45p PBJ™ Session with Calvin Hendryx-Parker

7:45p - 8:00p Right Brain™ Talk with Daniel Poynter

8:00p - 8:45p Pro Talk™ with Kinney Group

8:45p - 9:30p Networking/ Door Prizes

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 March 13
  • Time 7-9:30pm
  • Where The Speak Easy, 5255 Winthrop Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46220
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  • Contact Phone 317-861-5948 x605
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