We educate, promote and support the research, development and use of open source Python software in Washington, D.C. and metropolitan Maryland and Virginia.

Events

The Advisory Board Company
2445 M St NW
Washington, DC USA

In this not-actually-so-deep dive into Python’s incredibly-popular Requests library we'll do a lightning sweep through some of Requests' lesser-known features that you could be using to make your code faster, cleaner, and more beautiful. We guarantee that you’ll come away knowing at least one thing about Requests you didn’t know before, and that you’ll be prepared to throw yourself head-first into the web.


Cory Benfield has been deeply involved in the Requests project for a number of years, and for the last three years has been one of the core maintainers, responsible for ensuring the continued good health of the project. In addition to his work on Requests he’s a core contributor to lots of other Python open-source projects, mostly focused on HTTP, such as urllib3. He’s also the creator of hyper, Python’s first HTTP/2 implementation.

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Python vs. Ebola: This talk will focus on the use of Python in research supporting the response to the ongoing Ebola epidemic in West Africa. Mostly this will involve a discussion of some of the libraries used both in scientific computing and collaboration, as well as our lab’s experience using Python as part of a rapid-turnaround research environment.


Eric Lofgren is a postdoctoral researcher in computational epidemiology at the Network Dynamics and Simulation Science Lab, part of Virginia Tech.

DC Public Library:Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
901 G St NW # 400
Washington, DC USA

PythonLab @ MLK in the Digital Commons.

Introduction to Python from 2-4PM -- all levels of experience welcome!


Please bring laptops if you have them! If you need help installing Python, just let us know!

DC Public Library:Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
901 G St NW # 400
Washington, DC USA

PythonLab @ MLK in the Digital Commons.

Introduction to Python from 2-4PM -- all levels of experience welcome!


Please bring laptops if you have them! If you need help installing Python, just let us know!

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