[Chicago] Introduce Yourself (Cyrus Bey)

Cyrus Foster. Bey CBey at pthutchins.com
Tue Oct 2 14:02:59 CEST 2012


Hello All,
I have been lurking for over a year now. I use Python for creating data acquisition software for scientific hardware, image analysis and computer vision for some lab tests, automation of data cleaning and analysis, and for little over a year I have been developing productivity tools for my group using SL4A (Android).
 I am not a computer scientist so I have been programming as a tool, and only recently have I been more disciplined with regards to OOP as opposed to procedural programming. I love the recorded talks and the emails (the distance has kept me away from meetings).


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Today's Topics:

   1. Re: Introduce Yourself (Malcolm Newsome)
   2. Re: Introduce Yourself (Daniel Fehrenbach)
   3. Re: Introduce Yourself (David Dumas)
   4. Re: Introduce Yourself (Daniel Peters)
   5. Re: Introduce Yourself (Clyde Forrester)
   6. Re: Introduce Yourself (David Nides)
   7. Re: ChiPy needs some love (Eric Stein)
   8. Re: using-python-on-android (Eric Stein)


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Message: 1
Date: Mon, 01 Oct 2012 20:18:29 -0500
From: Malcolm Newsome <malcolm.newsome at gmail.com>
To: chicago at python.org
Subject: Re: [Chicago] Introduce Yourself
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Hey All,

My name is Malcolm.  When I was a kid, I always said I wanted to be a
computer programmer.  It wasn't until last year (I'm no longer a kid ;-)
) that I really decided to really pursue it.  I went to the library and
picked up Python Programming: An Intro to Computer Science by John Zelle
and, from there, fell in love with Python (and programming in general).

I went to a few ChiPy meetings last year before getting scooper-dooper
busy with a startup I was working on.  I'm currently employed as a
Junior Dev with a startup based in DC (working remotely) where we work
with Django and Flask.

I hope to rise out of my state of "lurkage" and make it to some meetings
again soon!

Malcolm Newsome


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Message: 2
Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2012 21:46:47 -0500
From: Daniel Fehrenbach <dnfehrenbach at gmail.com>
To: The Chicago Python Users Group <chicago at python.org>
Subject: Re: [Chicago] Introduce Yourself
Message-ID:
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Hi everyone,

My name is Dan, I currently work as a data analyst with CNT Energy,
the energy efficiency arm of the Center for Neighborhood Technology a
non-profit sustainability research institution in Wicker Park. I use
Python for our internal data mangling and transformation wherever
possible, and I've built some small internal web apps using Bottle and
Flask. I was introduced to Python while getting a library science
degree (from the same Dr. Chuck mentioned earlier in the thread
actually) and really appreciate the clarity that I can usually count
of Python code to provide, especially when trying to explain something
to my coworkers, none of whom are programmers. I guess I'm not too bad
at what I do but need to see bigger projects before I know how slow
I'm actually moving, I'd really love to get more experience with
Pandas and Numpy/Scipy next.

I've been to one ChiPy meeting and really enjoyed it, and have managed
to miss all the subsequent ones, much to my chagrin.

Dan


On Mon, Oct 1, 2012 at 8:18 PM, Malcolm Newsome
<malcolm.newsome at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hey All,
>
> My name is Malcolm.  When I was a kid, I always said I wanted to be a
> computer programmer.  It wasn't until last year (I'm no longer a kid ;-) )
> that I really decided to really pursue it.  I went to the library and picked
> up Python Programming: An Intro to Computer Science by John Zelle and, from
> there, fell in love with Python (and programming in general).
>
> I went to a few ChiPy meetings last year before getting scooper-dooper busy
> with a startup I was working on.  I'm currently employed as a Junior Dev
> with a startup based in DC (working remotely) where we work with Django and
> Flask.
>
> I hope to rise out of my state of "lurkage" and make it to some meetings
> again soon!
>
> Malcolm Newsome
>
> _______________________________________________
> Chicago mailing list
> Chicago at python.org
> http://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/chicago


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Message: 3
Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2012 21:59:36 -0500
From: David Dumas <daviddumas at gmail.com>
To: The Chicago Python Users Group <chicago at python.org>
Subject: Re: [Chicago] Introduce Yourself
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Hello all,

My name is David.  I'm an associate professor in the math department
at UIC.  My research concerns hyperbolic manifolds and complex
analysis, and I use python programs for various tasks related to this
work including numerical experiments (aided by scipy/numpy/etc), glue
code and automation for programs written in other languages (e.g. with
pexpect), and for lots of general system administration tasks.  I also
do some python programming in my free time for fun and for hobby
projects.

I haven't been to any ChiPy meetings yet, as I just joined a couple of
weeks ago.  I should be able to make it to the October 11 meeting.
I'm looking forward to seeing some of the cool stuff that other python
enthusiasts in Chicago are up to.

-David

--
David Dumas
Dept. of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science
University of Illinois at Chicago
http://www.math.uic.edu/~ddumas/


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Message: 4
Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2012 22:13:28 -0500
From: Daniel Peters <danieltpeters at gmail.com>
To: The Chicago Python Users Group <chicago at python.org>
Subject: Re: [Chicago] Introduce Yourself
Message-ID:
        <CAHzLg+aSsw4X4DucejfD_Buy_Nsi9CF1hiFAx=bdN6RwmbWH1w at mail.gmail.com>
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Hi all, my name is Daniel Peters.  I use Python for as much as possible,
usually web development and a tiny bit of math.   I've been on the list for
three years this month! I've gone to a fair amount of meetings and one big
conference.  I can say without reservation that I'm a *much* better
programmer for having discovered this little digital corner and the many
people who hang out here.  I'm often somewhat more interested in free
software as a social phenomena then as a direct activity, the idea (and the
reality) of culturally defined computation being kind of mind blowing to me
(still).

On Mon, Oct 1, 2012 at 9:59 PM, David Dumas <daviddumas at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello all,
>
> My name is David.  I'm an associate professor in the math department
> at UIC.  My research concerns hyperbolic manifolds and complex
> analysis, and I use python programs for various tasks related to this
> work including numerical experiments (aided by scipy/numpy/etc), glue
> code and automation for programs written in other languages (e.g. with
> pexpect), and for lots of general system administration tasks.  I also
> do some python programming in my free time for fun and for hobby
> projects.
>
> I haven't been to any ChiPy meetings yet, as I just joined a couple of
> weeks ago.  I should be able to make it to the October 11 meeting.
> I'm looking forward to seeing some of the cool stuff that other python
> enthusiasts in Chicago are up to.
>
> -David
>
> --
> David Dumas
> Dept. of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science
> University of Illinois at Chicago
> http://www.math.uic.edu/~ddumas/
> _______________________________________________
> Chicago mailing list
> Chicago at python.org
> http://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/chicago
>
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Message: 5
Date: Mon, 01 Oct 2012 23:44:28 -0500
From: Clyde Forrester <clydeforrester at gmail.com>
To: The Chicago Python Users Group <chicago at python.org>
Subject: Re: [Chicago] Introduce Yourself
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I'm Clyde Forrester. I have been programming for quite awhile, and when
Business Basic went out of fashion over a decade ago, I started studying
the newer languages. I've worked with over a dozen of them, but I'm
strongest in Perl, Python, and C.

I've been sort of sidetracked lately, as I'm going for a certification
in SQL Server Development. This has also brought on a schedule conflict
for the foreseeable future, since the local SQL group meets at the same
time as ChiPy.

My current interest is in:
1. Learning how to access various database servers from many programming
languages.
2. Learning how to use that to make sense of all the genetic data which
is soon to come pouring out of the next generation sequencers.
3. And eventually being able to present all that information in an easy
to understand way.

Kevin Harriss wrote:
> Hey all,
>
> I noticed some new list members introducing themselves in the ChiPy
> Love thread earlier and thought an Introduction thread would be a good
> way to introduce ourselves and our interests in python. I will get
> this fun started and look forward to some more introductions from
> others.


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Message: 6
Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2012 23:59:33 -0500
From: David Nides <david.nides at gmail.com>
To: The Chicago Python Users Group <chicago at python.org>
Subject: Re: [Chicago] Introduce Yourself
Message-ID:
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My name is David Nides. Haven't ever been to a meeting but hope to soon! I
do digital forensics and incident response...  essentially technology
related investigations. I find knowing Python very helpful for many tasks
including parsing, scripting and building new tools.. Specifically I have
been working on digital forensic timeline analysis tool for about a year
now (in my spare time) called l2t_Review that is Python, WX, and Sqlite.
You can check out my progress on my blog: http://davnads.blogspot.com/



On Mon, Oct 1, 2012 at 10:13 PM, Daniel Peters <danieltpeters at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi all, my name is Daniel Peters.  I use Python for as much as possible,
> usually web development and a tiny bit of math.   I've been on the list for
> three years this month! I've gone to a fair amount of meetings and one big
> conference.  I can say without reservation that I'm a *much* better
> programmer for having discovered this little digital corner and the many
> people who hang out here.  I'm often somewhat more interested in free
> software as a social phenomena then as a direct activity, the idea (and the
> reality) of culturally defined computation being kind of mind blowing to me
> (still).
>
>
> On Mon, Oct 1, 2012 at 9:59 PM, David Dumas <daviddumas at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Hello all,
>>
>> My name is David.  I'm an associate professor in the math department
>> at UIC.  My research concerns hyperbolic manifolds and complex
>> analysis, and I use python programs for various tasks related to this
>> work including numerical experiments (aided by scipy/numpy/etc), glue
>> code and automation for programs written in other languages (e.g. with
>> pexpect), and for lots of general system administration tasks.  I also
>> do some python programming in my free time for fun and for hobby
>> projects.
>>
>> I haven't been to any ChiPy meetings yet, as I just joined a couple of
>> weeks ago.  I should be able to make it to the October 11 meeting.
>> I'm looking forward to seeing some of the cool stuff that other python
>> enthusiasts in Chicago are up to.
>>
>> -David
>>
>> --
>> David Dumas
>> Dept. of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science
>> University of Illinois at Chicago
>> http://www.math.uic.edu/~ddumas/
>> _______________________________________________
>> Chicago mailing list
>> Chicago at python.org
>> http://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/chicago
>>
>
>
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Message: 7
Date: Tue, 02 Oct 2012 00:50:35 -0500
From: Eric Stein <toba at des.truct.org>
To: chicago at python.org
Subject: Re: [Chicago] ChiPy needs some love
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I've been working on raspberry pi python programming using the I/O to
control a fermentation chamber.  It went around the Internet a little in
the last couple weeks.

http://www.element14.com/community/groups/raspberry-pi/blog/2012/09/19/brewing-beer-with-raspberry-pi

It looks like I'm a good ways behind http://brewpi.com/ now that they're
out of the woodwork, but mine's well... mine.  Mine and a couple other
PS:One people's.  I have yet to make it to python office hours.. shame
on me.  See you all on the 11th :)

Eric

On 10/01/2012 12:00 PM, Brian Ray wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 1, 2012 at 11:56 AM, David Dumas <daviddumas at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Well, ok, I just joined the list a couple of weeks ago and I am
>> interested in participating.  How about details on where and when the
>> next meeting will take place?
>>
> A week from Thursday at 7pm (we always meet the second thursday of the
> month).  Location TBD... however I got some ideas if nobody else does
> :)  Welcome, what you working on?
>

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Message: 8
Date: Tue, 02 Oct 2012 00:58:48 -0500
From: Eric Stein <toba at des.truct.org>
To: chicago at python.org
Subject: Re: [Chicago] using-python-on-android
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Do we not have a speaker yet for next Thursday?  SOMEONE VOLUNTEER
(SOMEONE NOT ME).

Eric

On 10/01/2012 02:19 PM, sheila miguez wrote:
> Does Uki read the mailing list? Uki should get in touch to get a
> speaker for the Chicago Android & GTUG group next Wednesday.
>
> On Mon, Oct 1, 2012 at 2:04 PM, Carl Karsten <carl at personnelware.com> wrote:
>> http://pyvideo.org/video/1368/using-python-on-android
>>
>> The presenter is in Grand Rapids, MI and loves user groups.
>>
>> There is a nice Amtrak line that could bring him here and back.
>> Departs: 7:40 AM, 4 hour ride, $30.  speak at ChiPy,  spend the night,
>> next train back iDeparts: 4:55 PM, $35.
>>
>> Also, please root round on that page and look for problems.  We did a
>> bunch of changes to the video work flow.  It didn't go as smooth as
>> hoped, but I think everything is good now.  The main new feature is
>> the  Download MP4 link.   Which last I checked doesn't give you a nice
>> file name when you down load it, but at least it is an option.
>>
>>
>> --
>> Carl K
>> _______________________________________________
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>> Chicago at python.org
>> http://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/chicago
>
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