[Baypiggies] BAyPIGgies Meeting: REMINDER We're in a NEW location

Eddy Mulyono eddymul at gmail.com
Thu Oct 27 22:03:32 EDT 2016


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On Oct 27, 2016 6:50 PM, "Glen Jarvis" <glen at glenjarvis.com> wrote:

> UPDATE #2
> =========
>
> There's PLENTY of space! (My gut was right :)   This is awesome! There are
> a ton of sofas in addition to the chairs.
>
>
> Also, to get in the building. From what appears to be the main entrance,
> follow the "Visitors" signs to the Visitor's entrance. Security guards will
> let you in. Then, take the elevator to the 5th floor.
>
>
> I'll be waiting out front to help people who need it.
>
>
> Cheers,
>
>
> Glen
>
>
> On Thu, Oct 27, 2016 at 4:28 PM, Glen Jarvis <glen at glenjarvis.com> wrote:
>
>> UPDATE
>> =======
>>
>> Attendance prediction is between 39 and 96 people. The new RSVP update is
>> 148.
>>
>> So, using our past history as a measure, I came up with the above
>> predictions.
>>
>> Or,  with this unusual situation we may have a higher or lower than
>> normal Attendance / RSVP ratio. It's really hard to say.
>>
>> My gut tells me it'll be lower and there will be way plenty of chairs.
>> But, my gut has been wrong before :)
>>
>> Regardless, we aren't turning anyone way....  We just may have a shortage
>> of chairs.
>>
>> Thanks for your patience and generosity everyone!
>>
>>
>> Cheers,
>>
>>
>> Glen
>>
>>
>> On Wed, Oct 26, 2016 at 8:56 PM, Glen Jarvis <glen at glenjarvis.com> wrote:
>>
>>> REMINDER: We are no longer in the place that we have been Meeting the
>>> past few years!! I would feel bad if you went to the old location by
>>> mistake.
>>>
>>> Also, we have LIMITED SEATING this Thursday night.
>>>
>>>
>>> SEATING
>>> ========
>>> There are only 60 chairs this meeting. We only found this out the past
>>> few days. I have reached out to the people who RSVPd already (
>>> https://www.meetup.com/BAyPIGgies/events/228274916/) and asked everyone
>>> to update their RSVP if they weren't going.
>>>
>>> There were some awesome people who updated their RSVPs so that we can
>>> better plan. I get the feeling that a few people who wanted to come were
>>> being generous and updated their RSVP to "No" to make room for others.
>>> [That's so generous. But, I really only wanted people to keep their RSVP
>>> accurate, not discourage our thoughtful members from coming].
>>>
>>> So, here is what I know:
>>>
>>> * We have 186 people who RSVPd yes
>>> * Our ratio of RSVP and attendance has been:
>>>
>>>
>>> Date   | RSVP | Attendance | Ratio
>>> =======+======+============+======
>>> Jan 28 | 298  |     105    |  35 %
>>> Feb 25 | 308  |     140    |  45 %
>>> Mar 24 | 181  |      60    |  33 %
>>> Apr 28 | 187  |     110    |  59 %
>>> May 26 | 136  |      35    |  26 %
>>> Jun 23 | 260  |     115    |  44 %
>>> Jul 21 | 217  |      85    |  39 %
>>> Aug 25 | 374  |     140    |  37 %
>>> Sep 22 | 230  |     150    |  65 %
>>>
>>>
>>> So, our maximum (with lots of RSVP chasing and a wait list) was 65%. Our
>>> minimum (with I think a traffic Jam and concert problems) was 26%. Median
>>> was 39%.
>>>
>>> So, with 186 RSVPs, we should have between 48 and 120 attendees. I think
>>> it will be much closer (or below) our median because of our new space and
>>> because our good RSVP'ers have yielded their spot.
>>>
>>> I believe that we will have just enough chairs for this RSVP list. But,
>>> it's hard to predict [And, *this* is why we like everyone to keep their
>>> RSVP up to date ;)]
>>>
>>>
>>> With that said, I wouldn't be surprised if there were unfilled seats. We
>>> will NOT TURN ANYONE AWAY (unless we get above 200 (fire code) and have to).
>>>
>>> So, if you don't mind standing or sitting on the floor, feel free. You
>>> may even be able to get a seat.
>>>
>>> PRIORITY SEATING will be given to those who RSVPd Yes.
>>>
>>>
>>> That's as transparent as I can possibly be -- and all that I know about
>>> seating. I will stand and give my seat to another.
>>>
>>> RSVP LINK
>>> =========
>>>
>>> https://www.meetup.com/BAyPIGgies/events/228274916/
>>>
>>>
>>> LOCATION
>>> ========
>>>
>>> We will be at 580 North Mary Avenue (THIS MEETING ONLY). I will do my
>>> best to help people get to the location. Feel free to email or call (I can
>>> send you my number) if you get lost or stuck. Also, post on the messages
>>> here (https://www.meetup.com/BAyPIGgies/events/228274916/) and the
>>> community will be watching to help you.
>>>
>>> Here is an awesome map:
>>>
>>> https://goo.gl/uw0x0R­
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> VIDEO RECORDING
>>> ================
>>>
>>> We normally get our meetings recorded by LinkedIn. If we can't get our
>>> normal recording, we can do a screencast and audio recording. We'll do our
>>> best to capture this for you.
>>>
>>>
>>> VOLUNTEERS
>>> ============
>>>
>>> You awesome volunteers that have been helping since January of this
>>> year. We may have more cat herding than normal, so I could always use the
>>> assistance. Find me at the meeting if you can help.
>>>
>>>
>>> AUTHOR'S ABSTRACT
>>> ==================
>>> Ever want to know what is behind the "Internet of Things" hype? Back in
>>> February, I wanted to as well, so I embarked on a side project to learn
>>> more. This talk is the story of my journey, using, of course, my favorite
>>> programming language, Python.
>>>
>>> In this talk, I will take you through my project, a lighting replay
>>> system. I captured light sensor data (using Micropython and the ESP8266) in
>>> three rooms of my house. I then analyzed the data using Jupyter notebooks,
>>> Numpy, Pandas, and Scikit-learn. My goal was to replay realistic light
>>> usage when my family and I are out of town. After exploring several machine
>>> learning approaches, I settled on Hidden Markov Models (using Hmmlearn). I
>>> now have a simple application that runs on my Raspberry Pi and controls
>>> Phillips Hue lights based on the learned model. Along the way, I played
>>> around with hardware for the first time since college and co-developed an
>>> open source data filtering framework, called AntEvents (joint work with
>>> Rupak Majumdar of the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems).
>>>
>>>
>>> SPEAKER
>>> ========
>>> Jeff Fischer has held developer, management, and research roles in small
>>> and large companies. He currently is consulting for a commercial research
>>> laboratory, advising them on how to spin-off a healthcare IoT project.
>>> Previously, he was co-founder and VP of Engineering at Quaddra Software, a
>>> file analytics startup. He has a PhD in Computer Science from UCLA, focused
>>> on programming languages and software verification. His current technical
>>> interests include IoT analytics, distributed systems, and programming
>>> languages.
>>>
>>>
>>> Jeff first came across Python in the last century, and liked it much
>>> better than the alternative he was using at the time (which seemed to
>>> resemble modem line noise). He has tried to work Python into his projects
>>> ever since. He is the co-organizer of BayPiggies and looks forward to the
>>> great talks and the enthusiastic audience at our monthly meetings.
>>>
>>>
>>
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