All sensible folk are off on holiday in August. But we're not - we're having another fantastic Python North East Meetup!
This month I (@rowanharg) will tell you all about wrangling data with the superb Pandas library. I will give a brief overview of Pandas and I will show some really neat-o data wrangles and visualisations about the beautiful game, since every geek's favourite game is football(*). Pandas provides a number of really useful data structures and utility functions for manipulating structured data, in particular time series.
After, time permitting, we could try some data wrangles as part of the code dojo or try some other problem.
For the unacquainted a code dojo is a hands-on group coding session. Having picked a challenge, in small teams we set about coding up a solution. Then at the end of the allotted time we get together and show each other our code (bugs, warts and all). The aim is simply to have some fun - there is really no pressure to produce good or even working code! Although it can be quite intense, working with other people is a fantastic way to learn. Everyone from Python beginners to pros get something out of it.
Pizza will be courtesy of our kind sponsors Sharpe Recruitment (@sharperecruit) and Pebble. And we once again will be hosted by the ace folks at Campus North (@campusnorthuk).
Campus North is down the hill from the Body Zone Gym and Cornerstone Cafe on the corner of Carliol Square. Please ring the doorbell to get let in.
Hope to see you there and please spread the word.
The meetup requires a minimum of 15 signed up to proceed.
(*)Only kidding! I know you all hate sport-ball but I am the one giving the talk… so tough.
5 Carliol Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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