## Date & Time

- 20th December
- 3:00pm to 5:30pm

## Venue

Ramanujan Auditorium, IMSc,

C.I.T Campus,

4th Cross Street,

Tharamani,

Chennai.

Location map: http://www.google.com/maps?q=12.994337,80.247170

## Schedule

- Lightning Talks (40 min)
- Networking over Tea sponsored by Kagrana Software (20 min)
- Lightning Talks (40 min)
- Discussions (20 min)

## Talk Details

### Python and its Functions

Speaker: Shrayas Rajagopal

Functions in Python are First class. They can be passed to and from functions. They can be created inside other functions and a lot more. This talk proposes to introduce this concept.

Resources: IPython Notebook

### Breaking Free with Rope

Speaker: Vijay Kumar

Embedded systems have crazy restrictions. And one embedded Python interpreter I happened to work on, had a restriction that you couldn't have more that 500 distinct variable names in your application! We quickly hit this limit. This talk will cover how we overcame this restriction using Rope, a refactoring library for Python and some Python scripting hackery.

Resources: Slides

### Introduction to Sage

Speaker: Amritanshu Prasad

Sage is a free open-source mathematics software system licensed under the GPL. It builds on top of many existing open-source packages: NumPy, SciPy, matplotlib, Sympy, Maxima, GAP, FLINT, R and many more. This talk will be an introduction to Sage.

Resources: Slides

### Sentiment Analysis using Python

Speaker: Venkatesh

On a Sunday afternoon, you are bored. You want to watch a particular movie, but you know there are mixed reviews for the movie. You want to know the overall feeling on the movie, based on their reviews and not just based on their ratings. We will show you how to use a machine learning model to classify the sentiment of a review automatically, all with Python!!

### Solving graph problems using NetworkX

Speaker: Krishna Sangeeth

NetworkX is a python package which can be used for handling graphs. Through the talk I want to touch on how we see problems which can be solved by graph all around and how we can leverage the NetworkX module to solve challenging problems.

Resources: Slides

### Decorators

Speaker: Shrayas Rajagopal

Decorators are an interesting way of doing some magic with functions in Python. Talk 1 (Python and its Functions) will set the base for this. If time permits and people are interested, we can see an application of Talk 1 VIZ Decorators. Decorators are a concept that is gaining widespread use in Python because it is just that easy to read. This talk proposes to give an introduction to them.

Resources: IPython Notebook

### Building a Website Using Static Site Generators

Speaker: Gaurav Sherawat

Static site generator is a software/framework which outputs html files by combining text and templates, thus generating a website/blog. This talk will focus on how to use few of them & host the site on github.

Resources: Slides

## RSVP

Please RSVP on our Meetup page.

## New to Python?

If you are new to Python, the tutorial at http://learnxinyminutes.com/docs/python/ will give you a quick overview of what Python is all about.

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