ANN Chicago Python User Group (ChiPy) March Meeting: Scientists, VIM, and Thrift

Chicago Python User Group



For the first time ever (not really) ChiPy will return to the same venue two months in a row! Sully's on the North Side, Near North and Clybourn.

Heading off the ChiPy efforts will be another sequel from last month. James Snyder will focus his ninja powers on all things scientific: NumPy, SciPy and Matplotlib.

Frank Duncan will extend the popular text editor VIM with pure Python (no vimscript or Lisp required!) allowing asynchronous communication to various other systems to build a better overall development environment. Or if you aren't into that sort of thing, you can at least extend vim with less pain and hassle.

Garrett Smith will present on Thrift with examples of Java/Python/C cross communication. Thrift is a software framework for scalable cross-language services development.

Our host for the meeting is Sully's House Tap Room & Grill. All ages are welcome to this Free Private Event. For those of age, Sully’s House offer 20 Beers on tap, and 35 Bottles - all craft and microbrewery, specializing in Belgium, Irish and German selections. Enjoy great Bar Food & Pizza from our Italian Oven and Daily discounted menu specials. The host has given us a dedicated bartender. We will meet in the private party room on the second floor that is well equipped with top of the line video equipment – 100” HD screen & full A/V accessibility with Rock Band & Wii. Nice big space, bring a friend. Thanks Sully's!!!

This *will* be our best meeting yet.


   * Scientific with NumPy, SciPy and matplotlib ... -- James (30min)
   * Extend VIM -- Frank (30min)
   * Thrift with examples of Java/Python/C cross communication. -- Garrett (30min)


Thursday, March 12th, ~7pm


Sully’s House Tap Room & Grill, 1501 N. Dayton St. Chicago, Illinois 60622

At the corner of Blackhawk and Dayton

(2) Blocks from the North & Clybourn Red Line stop. Free street parking available.

About ChiPy

ChiPy is a group of Chicago Python Programmers, l33t, and n00bs.
Meetings are held monthly at various locations around Chicago.
Also, ChiPy is a proud sponsor of many Open Source and Educational
efforts in Chicago. Stay tuned to the mailing list for more info.

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