1. My Python Experience

    Tue, May 22, 2018 6:30 PM
    UAT

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    NOTICE: We've moved to a classroom upstairs, 206/207.

    What:

    Elliot shares his experience as a new Python programmer. He
    reviews resources that were helpful in the learning experience. Key
    learning's from his first projects including lessons learned using
    tkinter, pyinstaller are covered.

    Bio:

    Elliot is a currently an advisor & consultant to high-tech companies. He
    recently retired from Intel, after almost 30 years. In his previous role,
    Elliot was the VP & GM of Intel’s Transportation Solutions Division,
    responsible for Intel’s activity in automotive, including work in fully
    autonomous vehicles. He holds 15 patents related to microprocessor and
    system design.

    Where:

    UAT Upstairs Room 206/207

  2. Pandas

    Tue, May 8, 2018 7:00 PM
    Galvanize

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    Featured Photo

    I am going to revisit my Pandas presentation this month. Maybe make some improvements and share it again at our Downtown location.

    "Python pandas is an open source, BSD-licensed library providing high-performance, easy-to-use data structures and data analysis tools for the Python programming language." Visit http://pandas.pydata.org/ or come to the meeting for more details.

    This will cover the basics of Pandas and some introductory NumPy material including:

    Pandas Data Structures - Series, DataFrame
    Basic Operations
    * Plotting

    It will be derivative of this presentation: https://github.com/desertpy/presentations/blob/master/pandas-intro-godber-jan-2014/Pandas_and_Friends.ipynb

  3. Dash - Interactive, Reactive Web Apps for Python

    Tue, Apr 10, 2018 7:00 PM
    Galvanize

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    Blair will introduce and live-code a Dash App. Dash is a Python web framework for building analytical web applications. No JavaScript required! Built on top of Plotly, React.js, and Flask, Dash ties modern UI elements like dropdowns, sliders, and graphs to your analytical Python code.

    This talk is aimed at folks who are comfortable working in an Anaconda environment. If that’s not you then that’s ok! You will still be able to appreciate the power of interactive visualizations and how Python creates those visuals. What you will walk away with is the ability to get started on programing up your own Dash Apps.

    https://plot.ly/products/dash/

    https://dash.plot.ly/gallery

    https://dash.plot.ly/getting-started

    If you want to code along then it will be helpful to to have the required packages installed.

    The packages to install are:

    pip install dash
    pip install dash-renderer
    pip install dash-html-components
    pip install dash-core-components
    pip install plotly

    Bio:

    Blair is a Galvanize Data Science Alumni with an interest in consulting, visualization, and creating access to Machine Learning. He currently works in the Admissions team within Galvanize. When he’s not doing Data Science projects he probably either cuddling with his cats, wandering a history museum, or playing some dorky video game (any Crusader Kings fans out there?).

    Where:

    Galvanize, Phoenix Warehouse District

  4. Intro to Game Programming with Python's Pyglet Part II

    Tue, Mar 13, 2018 7:00 PM
    Galvanize

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    Introduction to Game Programming in Python with Pyglet Part II

    Part Two of the the introductory material in the Pyglet documentation which can be found below: http://pyglet.readthedocs.io/en/pyglet-1.3-maintenance/
    I will mostly be coving the rest (hopefully) of the basics, hopefully this wraps it up and we can get onto an actual game in following meetings.

    Lightning talks

    • Looking for a volunteer to talk about something new!!

    Where

    Galvanize, Phoenix Warehouse District

  5. Intro to Game Programming with Python's Pyglet Part II

    Tue, Jan 23, 2018 7:00 PM
    UAT (theater)

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    Introduction to Game Programming in Python with Pyglet Part II

    Part Two of the the introductory material in the Pyglet documentation which can be found below: http://pyglet.readthedocs.io/en/pyglet-1.3-maintenance/
    I will mostly be coving the rest (hopefully) of the basics, hopefully this wraps it up and we can get onto an actual game in following meetings.

    Lightning talks

    • Looking for a volunteer to talk about something new!!

    Where

    The Theater (#136) at UAT on Baseline Road in Tempe.

  6. Intro to Game Programming with Python's Pyglet - Part 1

    Tue, Jan 9, 2018 6:30 PM
    Galvanize

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    • What we'll do
    Introduction to Game Programming in Python with Pyglet - Part 1

    I (Austin) will talk about the basics of the Pyglet library to lay the foundation for future topics. Having an understanding of Python will be helpful but all are welcome.

    Check out the following discussion on the DesertPy Forums before the meeting for info on getting your computer setup if you want to follow along at the meeting:

    https://discourse.desertpy.org/t/november-2017-meeting-introduction-to-game-programming-in-python-with-pyglet/76

    Much of this first talk will just be presenting the introductory material in the Pyglet documentation which can be found below: https://pyglet.readthedocs.io/en/pyglet-1.3-maintenance/

    This talk is a bit short, about 30 minutes. If someone would like to do a quick lightning talk along with this please feel free to comment below or contact me directly.

    • What to bring

    • Important to know

  7. Intro to Game Programming with Python's Pyglet

    Tue, Nov 28, 2017 6:30 PM
    UAT (theater)

    See past meeting details!

    NOTE: The monthly meetings have been moved to the 4th Tuesday!!

    Introduction to Game Programming in Python with Pyglet

    I (Austin) will talk about the basics of the Pyglet library to lay the foundation for future topics.  Having an understanding of Python will be helpful but all are welcome.

    Check out the following discussion on the DesertPy Forums before the meeting for info on getting your computer setup if you want to follow along at the meeting:

    https://discourse.desertpy.org/t/november-2017-meeting-introduction-to-game-programming-in-python-with-pyglet/76

    Much of this first talk will just be presenting the introductory material in the Pyglet documentation which can be found below: http://pyglet.readthedocs.io/en/pyglet-1.2-maintenance/

    Lightning talks

    • None

    Where

    The Theater (#136) at UAT on Baseline Road in Tempe.

  8. DesertPy Conda Environment Update - desertpy-2017-v1

    For those who want to follow along with my upcoming pyglet presentation you can install my updated desertpy conda environment on macOS with the following commands:

    conda env create godber/desertpy-2017-v1
    source activate desertpy-2017-v1
    

    There may be additional updates to the environment, but I will increment the version counter.

    Update

    Within 6 hours of my creating the desertpy-2017-v1 conda environment the pyglet library did its first release in over two years, go figure. The new version has improved Python 3 support. You can read more in the Pyglet RELEASE_NOTES.txt.

    Of course this means that I had to create a new conda environment with the new version. So, here you go, desertpy-2017-v2 contains v1.3.0 of pyglet:

    conda env create godber/desertpy-2017-v2
    source activate desertpy-2017-v2
    
  9. Summer 2015 Roundup

    Those of you following this DesertPy website might have mistakenly thought the group had gone dormant during the summer, but nothing could be further from the truth! I've merely been a lazy web master. With help from many members, the group hosted a full day Data Science Workshop in May, we've continued typical monthly meetings, and we started holding regular monthly group coding meetings.

    It's also worth noting that DesertPy has recently passed the 500 user milestone on Meetup.

    Thank you all for all your contributions!

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