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  1. March 2015 Meeting - Python Internals and Freezing

    What
    Andy will talk about Python internals and freezing applications.
    When
    Wednesday March 25th, 2015 at 6:30PM
    Where
    Isos Technology - 1130 E University Drive, #101, Tempe, AZ 85281 The Isos offices can be found on the south west side of the western building in the complex. The building has 1130 in giant numbers on it. Look for a sign on the door as we may have to let you in. Enter through the door shown on the image below.
    Isos Tempe Location

    Feel free to RSVP on the meetup site or heck, fork this repo and add yourself to the RSVP list below and send a pull request:

    RSVPs on GitHub - 1 RSVP

  2. February 2015 Meeting - Battle of the Queues

    When
    Wednesday February 25th, 2015 at 6:30PM
    Where
    Gangplank Chandler - 260s Arizona Ave, Chandler, AZ 85225 We will be in Gangplank in a room in the back.
    What

    Meet us at Gangplank to learn about using different queueing systems with Python. The line up is not complete yet and we are calling for more presenters, but it might go something like this:

    • RQ (Redis Queue) - Austin
    • NSQ - Trevor
    • Beanstalk - Sarah
    • Celery/RabbitMQ - Jason G.
    • Walk ons accepted!

    Feel free to RSVP on the meetup site or heck, fork this repo and add yourself to the RSVP list below and send a pull request:

    RSVPs on GitHub - 1 RSVP

  3. November 2014 Meeting - 10 Overlooked Standard Libraries

    When
    Wednesday November 19th, 2014 at 6:30PM
    Where
    Isos Technology - 1130 E University Drive, #101, Tempe, AZ 85281 The Isos offices can be found on the south west side of the western building in the complex. The building has 1130 in giant numbers on it. Look for a sign on the door as we may have to let you in. Enter through the door shown on the image below.
    Isos Tempe Location
    What
    Trevor will share the best kept secrets of the Python Standard Library by talking about modules that are often overlooked but should not be. Also, Ian will delight men, women, and children alike with a lightning talk so tantalizing that I can't even dare to tell you in advance! (Honestly, I have no idea what Ian will talk about, but I have no doubts it will be interesting.)

    Feel free to RSVP on the meetup site or heck, fork this repo and add yourself to the RSVP list below and send a pull request:

    RSVPs on GitHub - 1 RSVP

  4. October 2014 Meeting - PyPy

    When
    Wednesday October 22nd, 2014 at 6:30PM
    Where
    Gangplank Chandler - 260s Arizona Ave, Chandler, AZ 85225 We may be in Gangplank or in the HiringSolved space next door. Ask around.
    What

    Tim will lead a brief discussion of PyPy, a Python interpreter implemented in Python, followed by a longer discussion of the RPython toolchain which makes this implementation not only possible, but faster than the standard C-Python interpreter. The discussion of RPython will be illustrated using a simple interpreter implemented in Python, which is then translated to native code using the RPython toolchain.

    Also, there will be Mandelbrot sets.

    Who
    Tim has been using Python since way back at Python 0.9.3. He uses Python primarily to process and display numerical data and is very interested in ways of coaxing as much performance as possible from Python and its various numerical extensions.

    Feel free to RSVP on the meetup site or heck, fork this repo and add yourself to the RSVP list below and send a pull request:

    RSVPs on GitHub - 1 RSVP

  5. September 2014 Meeting Follow Up

    We had another great meeting in September that I didn't have a chance to announce on this website. Dr. Sarah Braden gave an introductory talk on Machine Learning with Python. We had a great turn out which included at least a half dozen new members. Erik shared a relevant link to the scikit-learn algorithm cheat-sheet on the DesertPy Sub-Reddit.

    Also, I'd like to thank Isos Technology for being such a generous host again.

    Refresh this webpage constantly for news of the upcoming October meeting, which should be on October 22nd in Chandler. Don't miss it!

  6. August 2014 Meeting

    August is here, and with it comes another DesertPy meeting. Details below!

    When
    Wednesday August 27th, 2014 at 6:30PM
    Where
    Gangplank Chandler - 260s Arizona Ave, Chandler, AZ 85225
    What
    Exploring Numpy - Austin will introduce NumPy, the Python numerical array library that sits at the heart of most of Python's numerical and scientific tools.

    Feel free to RSVP on the meetup site or fork this repo and add yourself to the RSVP list below and send a pull request.


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  7. Thunderstorm Aftermath

    This month's meeting format was a series of lightning talks. We restricted the talks to a hard limit of 5 minutes, which was a challenge for some of us. Here is a quick recap with some reference links.

    • SciPy 2014 Highlights

      Austin provided some highlights from this year's SciPy conference. Lots of exciting developments. Five minutes didn't do it justice.

    • Nsq and Python

      Trevor demoed gnsq, a gevent based python client for the NSQ distributed messaging platform, which was highlighted in this week's PyCoder's Weekly.

    • IPython as a command shell

      Ian combined two of my favorite things: IPython and command shells.

    • Exploring Python's Method Resolution Order (MRO)

      Jason took us from the basics of the MRO to some more complicated examples. He was about to divulge how to hack the MRO at run-time before the 5-minute horn stopped him short.

    • Python logging for web applications

      I tried my best to walk through my IPython Notebook demonstrating how you can use Python's logging module and ElasticSearch & Kibana to instrument & analyze your web applications.

    • Jerry walked us through his MongoDB driven web application that tracks the movies and books he and his wife own. This served as a good example of using MongoDB with Python.

    • Lastly, Jason accepted the challenge of giving an unfinished presentation on Python Deocrators. This presentation was started by Austin and Jason had never seen it before and did an exceptional job talking about it sight unseen.

    NOTE Austin added the last two bullet point's here, for completion sake.

  8. DesertPy Thunderstorm - July 2014 Meeting

    Monsoon season is upon us so join DesertPy this month for a Thunderstorm! What is a Thunderstorm you ask? It's a meeting consisting only of lightning talks!

    When
    Wednesday June 23rd, 2014 at 6:30PM
    Where
    Isos Technology - 1130 E University Drive, #101, Tempe, AZ 85281 The Isos offices can be found on the south west side of the western building in the complex. The building has 1130 in giant numbers on it. Look for a sign on the door as we may have to let you in. Enter through the door shown on the image below.
    Isos Tempe Location
    What

    There won't be one big talk, but a bunch of smaller, fast paced talks on any number of Python related topics. Just show up for the fun. Better yet, show up with a python related lightning talk of your own. We will try to enforce a 5 minute limit per talk. More than one talk per person permitted.

    Recommendations:

    • If you use slides (which is recommended), do them in the IPython Notebook or export to a PDF.
    • Provide slides to me godber@gmail.com prior to the meeting to minimize laptop switching.
    • Make a comment on the Meetup event announcement that contains your topic, or topics, so we can avoid (minimize) duplication.

    These are recommendations and not requirements. Don't let anything above discourage you from presenting.

    Feel free to RSVP on the meetup site or fork this repo and add yourself to the RSVP list below and send a pull request.


    RSVPs on GitHub - 1 RSVP

  9. June 2014 Meeting

    Meeting time is rolling around again. For those of you braving the heat in town, join us out at the HiringSolved offices at Gangplank for the June DesertPy meeting.

    When
    Wednesday June 25th, 2014 at 6:30PM
    Where
    Gangplank Chandler - 260s Arizona Ave, Chandler, AZ 85225
    What
    Testing Python code with pytest (Austin Godber), and I am calling for volunteers for an accompanying lightning talk.

    Feel free to RSVP on the meetup site or fork this repo and add yourself to the RSVP list below and send a pull request.


    RSVPs on GitHub - 1 RSVP

  10. May 2014 Meeting - Flask

    Join DesertPy, the Phoenix Area Python User Group, for the May meeting, details below!

    When
    Wednesday May 28 2014 at 6:30PM
    Where
    ISOS Technology - 1130 E University Drive, #101, Tempe, AZ 85281
    What

    Join DesertPy this month, back in Tempe, where Trevor will introduce the lightweight web framework, Flask. Flask is a BSD licensed micro framework that uses Jinja2 for templating but allows you to choose the persistence layer.

    Sarah will continue our PEP talk series by telling us about PEP 450 which is implemented in Python 3.4 as the statistics module.

    Feel free to RSVP on the meetup site or fork this repo and add yourself to the RSVP list below and send a pull request.


    RSVPs on GitHub - 1 RSVP

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