February Newsletter

Mon 02 February 2015 by David Fischer

Howdy,

If there are articles, jobs or events you'd like to see in the next newsletter or if you have any feedback on San Diego Python, feel free to share with us.

Upcoming events

Saturday study group (meetup.com)
San Diego PyLadies and SD Python are continuing the Saturday study group at Pangea cafe. The goal of the Saturday study group is to learn Python together in a collaborative environment. Over the next few weeks, the group will feature some data mining/analysis presentations by Eric Busboom. If you're going to the data science workshop, check it out!

Monthly Meetup (meetup.com)
Our regular monthly meetup will be held at the Ansir Innovation Center on Thursday February 26 at 7pm. We are doing 5 minute lightning talks. If you are interested in speaking, please contact us or post in the meetup comments.

Data Science Workshop (meetup.com)
San Diego Python in conjunction with the San Diego Data Science and R users group, San Diego Machine Learning, the San Diego Predictive Analytics Meetup and the Regional Data Science Library is putting on a data science workshop at SDSU on February 28. There will be Python and R tutorials, a data science exhibition, machine learning challenges and a data analysis contest.

Jobs

Software developer and craft beer enthusiast (workable.com)
TapHunter, a downtown startup focused on craft beverages, is looking for a developer to join their team. Their stack is Python and Django on Appengine and their mobile app is written with JavaScript on Titanium.

Software engineer (intellisis.com)
Intellisis is looking for you, the agile-loving, curious, technology-obsessed Python connoisseur ready to take on new challenges. They're a small company near Torrey Pines and are all-in with Python.

Software engineer (brightscope.com)
BrightScope, a local financial information company in UTC, is looking for exceptional engineers to expand their development team. They are big Django users and big San Diego Python supporters.

News

January Meetup Video (youtube.com)
Travis Swicegood from Continuum Analytics presented at our January meetup on conda, a packaging utility that can be used with their popular scientific Python distribution Anaconda. The meetup took place at and was sponsored by NanoImaging Services.

SoCal Linux Expo (socallinuxexpo.com)
PyLadies San Diego along with the other SoCal PyLadies groups will be hosting a booth at SoCal Linux Expo in LA on February 19-22. SoCal Linux Expo is the largest community run free and open source software (FOSS) conference in North America. Tickets are as little as $10 depending on what you'd like to see.

Notes

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