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 have various technical variations: compiled vs interpreted, statically typed vs dynamically typed, object-oriented vs functional, and so on. However, languages also vary by speed of execution, learning curves, syntax rules, and ease of use. Python does very well on the latter three accounts, and has thus seen spectacular growth in popularity. However execution speed, especially relative to lower level languages, often leaves something more to be desired. In this talk, we'll explore how to bridge this divide using static typing to improve speed, while retaining all the goodness and familiarity of Python.

Kaivalya is a computer science undergraduate from India, currently working as a research assistant at NTU. He spent the summer learning and optimising PracMLN - an open source Markov Logic Networks library, using Cython. His work has currently taken him into data modeling and network analysis, but he loves all things Python.

Video recording
Github repo

Talk 2: "30 Things in Python" by Yi Sheng Siow

Python can do a lot of things. Yi Sheng introduces 30 different things we can use the beautiful language for. From creating presentations to writing blogs to creating chatbots to doing deep learning, relearn the magic of Python with this talk. Demos and actual code for the demos will be shown and briefly explained. Resources for the demos will be shared after the talk.

Yi Sheng SIOW has experience working in numbers, web development and data analytics. He is trained in Accountancy and enjoys writing nice code.

Video recording Github repo


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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