We educate, promote and support the research, development and use of open source Python software in Washington, D.C. and metropolitan Maryland and Virginia.
Join us Tuesday April 7th at the Advisory Board Company for 'Scraping websites and Python & Rust.'
Using PyParsing For Web Scraping, Application Control and Data Wrangling
In this talk you’ll learn how to use pyparsing, a free Python module, to create and execute simple grammars for web scraping, application control and data wrangling. Dump the nested if statements and get parsing. Oh yes, there will be code, and lots of it, to get you started!
Embedding Rust in Python
C extensions in Python can be a hassle, header files, memory un-safety, and undefined behavior run amok. Rust, a new language by Mozilla, offers safe super high speed computing, with elegance. This talk focuses on pythons ctypes module and how to write c extensions in the Rust programming language.
About Robert Dempsey
A three-time entrepreneur currently employed in DataOps at ARPC, Rob has more than 14 years experience building and leading tech teams and more than 8 years hacking in Python and Ruby.
About Davis Silverman
Davis Silverman is an experienced Python developer, and an avid polyglot. Currently a student at UMD, and always looking for ways to make his life cooler through technology.
Welcome to DCPython's new home on the interwebs.
It's been just about a month since we asked you all to beta test the new website. And during that month we've been busy. We'd like to thank the 200 people who took a look and gave us feedback, as well as the four awesome members who made pull requests to fix bugs and add features.Read more...