Free Python Courses at FOSSASIA

Fri 08 March 2019 by Martin

Category: courses

BuildingBloCS (comprising students from various A-level, O-level and IP Computing schools), in conjunction with FOSSASIA and Lifelong Learning Institute Skills Future SG will be organising a series of free 2-hour introductory code labs at the 10th anniversary of FOSSASIA Open Tech Summit 2019.fossasia.org on Friday 15 March and 16 March 2019 from 7 pm tp 9 pm at Lifelong Learning Institute (Paya Lebar).We would like to invite interested students and staff to learn about the following topics:

  • Introduction to Python
  • Introduction to SQLite
  • Introduction to MongoDB
  • Introduction to Vue.js
  • Introduction to Machine Learning with Python
  • Creating Voice Skills with SUSI.AI

More details of the workshops including synopsis, timing and registration are at https://2019.fossasia.org/academy

As slots are limited and likely to run out quickly, we encourage participants to sign up early to avoid disappointment. In addition, Asia's premier Open Source tech conference, FOSSASIA Summit 2019 https://2019.fossasia.org/, is happening from 14th to 17th March! We invite all students and educators to attend the event.

All students and staff with .edu emails can get a free ticket at https://eventyay.com/e/3689bc98?code=FreeStudentTicket

Note: If you do not register with an .edu account, you will need to show your student/staff ID upon registration. Key highlights include:

  • OpenTech Hackathon: Build open source apps and win prizes. https://fossasia-hackathon.devpost.com/
  • Conferences: Listen to talks by industry experts from Google, Oracle, Microsoft and Red Hat.
  • Exhibitions: Showcase and job opportunities with industry-leading companies like IBM, Daimler, Indeed, Facebook.
  • Social Events: Cultural performance and city tours along with other techies from around the world!

Register for OpenTech Hackathon today to reserve your slot. https://fossasia-hackathon.devpost.com/

You can also join the event as a volunteer. Sign up here: https://2019.fossasia.org/volunteers/

Please feel free to email buildingblocs@computing.sg if you have any queries.


Python User Group Singapore 2018 AGM

Tue 19 February 2019 by Martin

Category: meetings

This AGM should have been held in November 2018, but unfortunately, some of the committee members were too swamped with work or out of country, so we couldn't squeeze in a suitable date before the Christmas break.

Similar to previous years, around 35 people attended the AGM. Michael Lee, who …

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January 2019 Meetup

Thu 31 January 2019 by Martin

Category: meetings Tagged: dev-practice

Date: January 31, 7 to 9pm
Venue: Zendesk, 401 Commonwealth Drive, #07-01 (map).
Signup: meetup page

2019 is off to a good start. For the second year in a row, Zendesk has committed to hosting the Python User Group meetups every other month.

Talk 1: "Using Docker and Kubernetes to …

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Notification of PUGS AGM 2018

Tue 29 January 2019 by Martin

Category: meetings Tagged: agm

Dear PUGS members,

We will be holding our Annual General Meeting (for the year 2018) on Tuesday, February 19 from 7 to 9pm at Red Hat Singapore office (8 Shenton Way, 10-01 AXA Tower, Singapore 068811, map)

Agenda:

  • Presentation of Financial Accounts
  • PyCon-SG 2019
  • Activities for 2019
  • Open discussion

Please …

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October 2018 Meetup

Thu 01 November 2018 by Martin

Category: meetings Tagged: dev-practice

Date: November 1, 7 to 9pm
Venue: Zendesk, 401 Commonwealth Drive, #07-01 (map).
Signup: meetup page

We couldn't find a good day in the last week of October, so our October 2018 Meetup actually took place on November 1st ;)

Talk 1: "Performance Improvements with Cython" by Kaivalya Rawal

Programming languages …

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February 2018 meetup

Wed 28 February 2018 by Martin

Category: meetings Tagged: dev-practice

Date: February 28, 7 to 9pm
Venue: Zendesk, 401 Commonwealth Drive, #07-01 (map).
Signup: meetup page

Agenda

7pm: Meet & Greet

7:30pm: How being a sore loser at board games helped an amateur coder write his first 1,000 line project by Yi Sheng Siow

Asymmetric board games, where players …

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Notification of PUGS AGM 2017

Mon 09 October 2017 by Ivan

Category: meetings

Dear PUGS members,

We will be holding our Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, October 31 from 7 to 9pm at Red Hat Singapore office (8 Shenton Way, 11-01 AXA Tower, Singapore 068811, map)

This is an election year. We will select and vote among those present at the AGM on …

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September 2017 meetup

Wed 04 October 2017 by Ivan

Category: meetings Tagged: GUI dev-practice

Date: September 26, 7 to 9pm
Venue: Carousell, Keppel Tower 2, Tanjong Pagar Road
Signup: meetup page

Agenda

7pm: Meet & Greet

7:30pm: Talk #1: Using Kivy to Write an iOS and Android App by Chao-Jen Chen

Abstract: Kivy is an open source Python framework that allows developers to write …

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August 2017 meetup

Tue 29 August 2017 by Ivan

Category: meetings Tagged: machine learning GUI

Date: August 29, 7 to 9pm
Venue: Singapore Power, Keppel Tower 2 #08-00, Tanjong Pagar Road
Signup: meetup page.

Agenda

7pm: Meet & Greet

7:30pm: Talk #1: Predicting Singapore House price and rents with linear regression and neural network using URA property transaction data by Vikrant Rathore

(video)

Abstract: I …

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March 2017 meetup

Wed 15 March 2017 by Ivan

Category: meetings Tagged: analytics

The next PUGS meetup is planned for March 29, from 7 to 9pm at the new Pivotal office (140 Robinson Rd, Singapore 068907, #16-00, map). (Note: Please have an ID with you for building security check).

RSVP at the meetup page (and please unRSVP if you can't make it).

Talk …

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Notification of PUGS AGM 2016

Sun 09 October 2016 by Ivan

Category: meetings

Dear PUGS members,

We will be holding our Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, October 25 from 7 to 9pm at Red Hat Singapore office (8 Shenton Way, 10-01 AXA Tower, Singapore 068811, map)

Agenda:

  • Presentation of Financial Accounts
  • PyCon-APAC 2017 in Kuala Lumpur
  • Activities for 2017
  • Open discussion

Please join …

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July 2016 meetup

Wed 07 September 2016 by Ivan

Category: meetings Tagged: dev-practice

[postfactum]

Talk

Hear no evil, see no evil, patch no evil: Or, how to monkey-patch safely.

By Graham Dumpleton

Abstract:

Python is a dynamic programming language and has a strong tradition of adhering to a programming style called duck-typing. This means that it is possible to easily modify an application's …

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Thank You for Attending PyCon SG 2016

Thu 07 July 2016 by Ivan

Category: conference Tagged: pyconsg

PyConSG 2016 attendees

The organizing committee would like to thank everyone for coming to PyCon Singapore 2016. This year we had over 250 participants! This conference is only possible because of your interest! Here are some photos of the conference. And if you’ve missed a talk in a parallel session, you may …

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May 2016 meetups

Tue 24 May 2016 by Ivan

Category: meetings Tagged: cloud devops

PyData meetup happened on May 10. The topic was "Using Luigi and Scikit-Learn to create a Machine Learning Pipeline which trains a model and predict through a Rest API" by Atreya Biswas (meetup page, video).

PUGS meeting is on May 25th at Carousell, 71 Ayer Rajah Crescent, #03-14 Singapore 139951 …

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Nov 2015 meetup

Fri 20 November 2015 by Ivan

Category: meetings

Next user meeting will be held on the 27th of November from 7pm to 9pm at the PayPal office (5 Temasek Blvd, Suntec Tower Five, Level 7, 038985, map). RSVP at the meetup page.

Agenda:

  • Introduce the new PUGS committee members and a word of appreciation for the old exco …
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Notification of PUGS AGM 2015

Sun 18 October 2015 by Michael

Category: meetings

Dear PUGS members,

We will be holding our Annual General Meeting on the 28th October 2015. You are cordially invited to take part in our elections or to volunteer for a spot on the committee!

Date/time: 28th October 2015 19:00
Venue: Paypal Office 5 Temasek Blvd, Suntec Tower …

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Feb 2015 meetup

Sat 17 January 2015 by Ivan

Category: meetings Tagged: webdev devops

Next regular user meeting is scheduled for February 26 at 7pm at PayPal Singapore (UPDATE: at Millenia Office), 1 Temasek Avenue, Millenia Tower, #14-01. Our friendly hosts have graciously offered to provide pizzas and drinks!

Speakers:

  • Kokhong Cheng - virtualenv in the enterprise environment (video).

  • Martijn Faassen - MorePath and React.
    Update …

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Sep 2014 meetup

Mon 08 September 2014 by Ivan

Category: meetings Tagged: webdev

[postfactum]

An irregular user meeting was held on September 4th, 7:30-9pm at HSG as usual.

Björn talked about Reusable Django Apps among other things (slides).

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Thanks to PayPal for pizza and beers. Hopefully this irregularity will become part of our regular user meetings...

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