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2nd Wednesday of the Month Talk Format Meeting

Jun 12, 2019 · Seattle, United States of America

Important: This meetup will have ASL interpreters on staff at the event. If this is useful to you please let us know. It is easier for us to provide these benefits if we know they are beneficial.

• What we'll do

Nick Buker will be giving his talk "I did a very bad thing":

“There are two ways of constructing a software design: One way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies, and the other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies. The first method is far more difficult.” - Tony Hoare

Just because one can doesn’t mean they should. Let’s take an entertaining tour of Python sins that many of us have committed.

More about Nick: Like so many other over-educated and under-employed scientists, I decided to pivot into data science. Originally, I viewed learning to code as an obstacle I needed to overcome, but it ultimately became my favorite part of the job. These days I am data scientist at Nordstrom where I focus on augmenting our customer segmentation efforts with machine learning and championing the use Python for automating all things tedious.

Steve Baker will present “Python Data Analysis to Automatically Detect and Mute Television Commercials”.

Commercial detection uses acoustic fingerprinting similar to Shazam or SoundHound.

Software includes Dejavu library, APScheduler, Flask and LIRC.
Hardware includes a television, sound bar, audio interface, computer, and Raspberry Pi with an infrared remote control board.

http://beepscore.com/website/2019/04/21/automatically-detecting-television-commercials.html

Currently Steve develops iOS software in Swift and other projects in Python.

Joel Grus will also be joining us with a lightning talk about the newly released 2nd edition of Data Science from Scratch.

• What to bring

Your wonderful self. Since our second Wednesday of every month meeting is talk format, you don't need a computer. We'll have food and beverages

• Important to know

We do have a Code of Conduct in force for all of our events, https://www.pspython.com/pages/code-of-conduct/

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  • Puget Sound Programming Python (PuPPy)

    Welcome! We are a fun and friendly user group dedicated to proliferating a diverse and talented Python community in the Puget Sound region. We are devoted to exploring Python-based programming knowledge, embracing new and experienced members from all walks of life, and helping those members to achieve their professional goals. Please join us for a meetup, or in our social media discussions to ...

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