[Chicago] [ANN] Chicago Python User Group April Loop Meeting

Brian Ray brianhray at gmail.com
Mon Apr 11 23:26:02 CEST 2011

This will be the best Chicago Python User Group meeting ever! This is
in collaboration
hackshackers and The Chicago Tribune. RSVP here
http://meetupchicago.hackshackers.com/. If space runs out on the RSVP,
sign up for the waiting list anyway--we will be opening up a bigger
space. Sign up now, you do not want to miss this one!

When: Thursday April 14th 2011 7 p.m.
Where: Chicago Tribune Towers  435 N. Michigan Ave.  Meet in lobby for
escorts. Bring ID!


Best Practices for Impossible Deadlines
(:30 Thirty Minutes)
By: Christopher Groskopf
The main event will be a reprise of Christopher Groskopf's PyCon 2011
talk, "Best Practices for Impossible Deadlines," where he provides a
general overview of how the Tribune NewsApps team has developed its
methodology for building applications at the speed of news.

Computer assisted reporting projects (case study)
(:30 Thirty Minutes)
By: Jason Grotto and Jeff Kelly Lowenstein
Jason Grotto (Chicago Tribune) and Jeff Kelly Lowenstein (Hoy,
formerly Chicago Reporter) will present brief case studies of computer
assisted reporting projects they've done, explaining the theory and
practice of finding stories in data.

Create domain specific languages (DSLs) for news production
(:30 Thirty Minutes)
By: Larry Adams and Nate Nichols
The how and why of using Python to create domain specific languages
(DSLs) as part of Narrative Science's algorithmic news production

Other Items:

* there will be a special interest group for the Chipy.org Mentoring
program at 6:40.
* For those who want to socialize in high class atmosphere, some of
us will head off to the Billy Goat after

ChiPy is a group of Chicago Python Programmers, l33t, and n00bs.
Meetings are held monthly at various locations around Chicago. Also,
ChiPy is a proud sponsor of many Open Source and Educational efforts
in Chicago. Stay tuned to the mailing list for more info.

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