Project Night at Microsoft Reactor

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 18:00
San Francisco Python Meetup Group
San Francisco

Into Python and want to experience how cool the Python Community is?

Join ~150 Pythonistas at SF Python's Project Night!

Please register on Tito:
Same day admission is $5

The plan:

* 6:00p Begin check-in. Food and drink generously provided by IBM
* 6:50p Introductions: tell us about your project and/or the kind of help you seek
* 7:00p Make yourself comfortable and start hacking, or attend one of the tutorials or SIGs
* 7:30p Door Close
* 9:30p Wrap up / Hard Stop


*Work smarter, not harder with automated human-like image captions* with Simon Plovyt ( & Karthik Muthuraman (

While images provide an incredibly rich description of information at a glance, deriving descriptors in text to match what is being shown is often a time consuming and arduous task. It’s no wonder alt tags on images, which are crucial for the blind to experience web pages, are often left blank. Or exhausted humans sorting and cataloging immense image libraries missing details in meta descriptions.

In this tutorial, you’ll work through building, deploying, and consuming one of the many readily available open source deep learning models on IBM Model Asset Exchange to automate the generation of human-like descriptions of captions for images.

Simon and Karthik are Data Scientists+Developer Advocates at the IBM Center for Open Source Data and AI Technologies (CODAIT).

Special interest groups

Have an idea for a talk for our regional conference in August and want to brainstorm with someone or get your proposal reviewed?

Biocommons SIG

The biocommons software packages help genetic testing companies map patient sequence variation to reference genomes.

Gitter Group:

Join us to hack on the installation docs, improve our test coverage, or pick your own issue to solve. (All skill levels are welcome!)

Pydata SIG

The PyData SIG brings together people interested in statistics, machine learning, and deep learning to share ideas and learn from each other. The focus will be Python's scientific stack - NumPy, SciPy, Pandas, scikit-learn, PyTorch, TensorFlow, Keras, and related packages.

Beginner SIG

Just getting started learning Python or programming in general? Come to the beginner SIG and work to up your Python skills.

##This event is produced by

*SF Python, a volunteers-run organization aiming to foster the Python Community in the Bay Area. Please check out their flagship event, [PyBay2019](, 4th Annual Regional Python Conference in SF this August.*

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Microsoft Reactor

680 Folsom St #145