[Baypiggies] Reminder: Beginners Night Thursday
glen at glenjarvis.com
Tue Jan 23 23:30:57 EST 2018
This will be a night of talks aimed at beginners to Python this Thursday.
Reserve your spot:
* Ronald Lopez - Introduction to Pandas
* Marilenis Olivera Lee - 10 tips and tricks to getting started in Python
If you are relatively new to Python, this is a great chance to build up your skills in 2018!
1. Introduction to Pandas
One of the most frequently asked and difficult questions to answer in higher education is: Where do our students go after? Luckily the National Student Clearinghouse provides a transactional enrollment file. I will go over how to use built-in Pandas functions to clean and reduce the file to make it workable. A repository containing sample code for the talk is available at [https://github.com/Rlopezra/NSC-Student-Tracker-Reduction-Script.](https://meet.meetup.com/wf/click?upn=pEEcc35imY7Cq0tG1vyTt1xwBgNrAUWctUJxCTTawh-2BM8N0GyeK-2FOtqCg9CQR1eT8mk8o8OvjC8OHGv73fHa2hHCOBpofef-2BEReBCVKzXGQ-3D_wjYtrJMGvGKemIr8gzZnYyaHVpiAFWxROKXA-2FxjDyFq2JFbXTeuHIkFeeObiUujY3pGSMOYPmbjzU9KOY-2FII4USorm-2BBDfZs5KOehr1yObWAwGtEeErte-2Ff8Vcw8dujtR0QsZWfkTQqlwWz-2FjKAJXtlO2B1hEhrKVkMKKb3l81YaW84AA5Zki0bYIgGiqb6jojXmphGsuF4xcdhDzcMYAwZldoZeQxXf-2FnDtlgGTzS4-3D)
Ronald is a Senior Research Analyst for the San Jose-Evergreen Community College District. He graduated from University of California, Irvine with a Bachelor’s in Anthropology and Economics and a Master’s in Demography. Outside of work, he pursues topics of interests and hobbies such as Python programming, inferential statistics, and Salsa dancing. This fall, he will begin coursework towards his second master’s degree in statistics.
2. 10 tips and tricks to getting started in Python
In this talk I will cover some of the aspects of Python that have made it a popular language for teaching beginners. I’ll also discuss a few things that are confusing for beginners and can make them scream out of frustration. If you have been thinking about learning Python, now is the time. I promise it will be fun!
A Computer Science Engineer turned Technical Instructor who wants to change the world one student at a time. Has trained a considerable amount of aspiring software engineers as well as experienced industry leaders who are currently unemployed. Loves mentoring people and talking at meetups.
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