[Chicago] [ANN] (rescheduled) January meeting this Wed

Brian Ray brianhray at gmail.com
Mon Jan 19 17:39:01 CET 2015

For those who participated in the mentorship program there was a survey at
the end. Personal challenges aside, nearly all the results revealed
positive experiences.

Non-24 sounds horrible, Randy--just googled. Health problems will always
interfere one's ability to perform. I had emergency back surgery this year
and that certainly effected my ability to write code, train for the next
Olympics, and world domination might be unreachable at this point.

If something like this goes wrong with the program, I hope you guys reached
out to the 'T', our mentorhsip program director, so your mentor (tee) could
be given someone who was able to participate. Be sure you ask yourself
before time if you really have the bandwidth. The program would typically
take 1 hour a week; however, coordinating, getting there, and staying well,
are sometimes harder than it seems.

We will have another mentorship program soon. I do suggest if you sign up
you take it serious. If life gets the way, please reach out so that you are
not having a negative impact on the person you are paired with or the
program as a whole.

Cheers, Brian

On Mon, Jan 19, 2015 at 9:58 AM, Randy Baxley <randy7771026 at gmail.com>

> I failed at the mentorship program.  Certainly no fault of the program or
> my wonderful mentor.  Life and Randy's strangness though are likely the
> main causes.  Life continues and I am certainly an example of 'a while'
> being longer for some than it is for others.  Most folks know abot MS,
> insomnia, and even that Barr whatever the rest of it is syndrome.  Few
> folks though know or understand Non-24.  Those of us who have it do not
> even understand it.  I am blessed to be here in Chicago at this time.  For
> the Open movement of which python is a part but also for the worlds best
> doctors in this field and in several other things that have put Humpty
> Dumpty back together again.  Looking forward to seeing you all Wednesday
> and continuing this Open journey.
> On Sun, Jan 18, 2015 at 10:22 AM, Brian Ray <brianhray at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Come listen to some amazing Python presentations from our famed
>> mentorship program that completed this new years. Hear how you can get
>> involved with the next batch. There will be food, drink, prizes, and lots
>> of Python. All are welcome. No prior programming experience required.
>> This is next Wednesday (21st) as we had to re-schedule early this month
>> due to the End of the World. Now we see the world has not ending, we are
>> save to come out from under our laptops and have our best meeting ever.
>> RSVP:
>> http://www.chipy.org/
>> and/or
>> http://www.meetup.com/_ChiPy_/events/219814888/
>> We also have a new venue:
>>  TEK Systems
>> <http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=111+N+Canal+St+Ste+105%2C+Chicago%2C+IL%2C+US>
>> 111 N Canal St Ste 105, Chicago, IL
>>    - *Example app using Flask and pg8000 (Postgres) on Heroku*
>>    (0:07:00 Minutes)
>>    By: Tanya Schlusser
>>    We walk through the architecture, development process, and a few
>>    gotchas of deploying a web application on Heroku using their free
>>    Postgresql instance, and the Python libraries 'flask' and 'pg8000'
>>    - *MM - Japhy/Sebastian - Mining and charting*
>>    (0:07:00 Minutes)
>>    By: Japhy Bartlett
>>    We'll go over how to set up a daemon for mining public data using
>>    tornado, then loading that data into some web based charts.
>>    - *ChiPy Mentorship 7-Minute Retrospective*
>>    (0:07:00 Minutes)
>>    By: Paul Ebreo
>>    Tom Yarrish and Paul Ebreo will talk about their experience of the 12
>>    week mentorship program. They will talk about what went well and what went
>>    not-so well. They will share what they learned and give tips and tricks for
>>    a successful mentor/mentee relationship. Paul is very passionate about
>>    programming, software testing, open hardware and teaching and Tom is a
>>    Digital Forensic Analyst and teaches at Loyola University.
>>    - *Python Data Science 101 - how mentoring helped me get from raw
>>    data to SKLearn by Ben Reid*
>>    (0:07:00 Minutes)
>>    By: Ben Reid
>>    Ben will be talking about his experience getting started with Python
>>    Data Science using pandas and sci-kit learn, with Don's assistance, via the
>>    Chipy mentoring pilot program. Don is an Independent Technology Consultant,
>>    iPhone Developer and Software Architect and currently consulting with
>>    clients using Hadoop. Ben is a Senior Business Development Manager at
>>    Orbitz Worldwide and is a self taught programmer. Don is @dondrake on
>>    Twitter and Ben can be reached at https://www.linkedin.com/in/reidbenj
>>    - *Being A Mentee In The ChiPy Mentorship*
>>    By: Zachary Kerr
>>    Mentors can be incredibly valuable in helping understand software. I
>>    want to share some of the insights I have learned from my mentorship. I
>>    believe there are important lessons to be learned from mentors that can
>>    make programming a much better experience.
>>    - *Python Mentors Lightning Talk – Chris & Rahul*
>>    (0:07:00 Minutes)
>>    By: Chris Foresman
>>    Chris and Rahul would be talking about making RESTful API with
>>    Python. Chris was an Associate Writer at Ars Technica and is currently a
>>    Senior Systems Engineer at Vokal. Rahul is pursuing his MS in Computer
>>    Science at Illinois Institute of Technology. Chris is @foresmac on Twitter
>>    and Rahul can be reached at https://www.linkedin.com/in/rahul013k
>> --
>> Brian Ray
>> @brianray
>> (773) 669-7717
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