June Newsletter

Sun 14 June 2015 by David Fischer

Pythonistas,

San Diego Python is looking to put together a short series of workshops and study group sessions this Summer as a companion to edX/HarveyMuddX's course CS For All: Introduction to Computer Science and Python Programming. The course (as well as SD Python workshops) is free although edX will add a verified course certificate for $50. If you're interested in taking the course or helping with the workshops, please chime in in the discussion forum.

Upcoming events

San Diego Startup Week (sandiegostartupweek.com)
The third annual San Diego Startup Week (SDSW) features a week of scheduled events, panels and social outings in downtown San Diego from June 14-20. Tickets are on-sale now and the panels are filling up.

Geek Girl San Diego (geekgirltechcon.com)
Geek Girl Tech Conference returns to San Diego on June 20. It is the largest hands-on tech conference of the year for Women and Men in San Diego. All skill levels are welcome. There are discounts for non-profits and students.

Saturday study group (meetup.com)
San Diego PyLadies and SD Python are continuing the Saturday study group at the Ansir Innovation Center. The goal of the Saturday study group is to learn Python together in a collaborative environment. The Saturday group event is starting a bit later on the 20th and 27th of this month due to a scheduling conflict.

PyLadies Casual Study Group (meetup.com)
San Diego PyLadies are meeting at Lestat's on Adams Avenue on Tuesday June 23 at 6pm. Whether you are interested in learning Python or a Python pro looking to keep your skills fresh with a friendly group of Ladies and supportive men, this is the group for you. This meeting is now regularly held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month.

Monthly Meetup (meetup.com)
Our regular monthly meetup will be held at the Ansir Innovation Center on Thursday June 25 at 7pm. We are actively seeking speakers for five minute lightning talks. Please comment on the meetup if you're interested in speaking.

SciPy 2015 (scipy.org)
SciPy's annual conference is being held July 6-12 in Austin. SciPy is a community (and a pretty darn good toolkit) dedicated to open source Python software for math, science and engineering. The call for papers is closes this week.

DjangoCon US (djangocon.us)
DjangoCon will be in Austin this year from September 7-9. Texas is a popular place for conferences this year. Financial aid is available. This year DjangoCon is run by a new nonprofit, the Django Events Foundation North America (DEFNA) which means lower prices and making the event more accessible to those who need it.

Jobs

Software developer (sportechbi.wordpress.com)
Are you into data analytics and/or sports? SporTech B.I. is looking to add the first member of the team outside the co-founders. As Lead Software Engineer, you’ll help iterate and bring to market our first web-based app called WinSmart, a data viz dashboard for sports leaders, currently in beta phase. Co-founders love music, outdoors, craft beer and fish tacos.

Full Stack Developer (brightscope.com)
Brightscope, a local financial analytics firm and big SD Python supporter is looking to hire a full stack Django developer to join their ever growing team. They are based in the UTC area.

Software engineer at Intellisis (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.

Notes

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Did you know that San Diego Python has a chat room? There are some nice folks happy to help or just chat in #sandiegopython on Freenode.