Project Night at Yelp

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 18:00
San Francisco Python Meetup Group
San Francisco

SF Python is bringing its Project Night to Yelp. It's going to be an evening with about ~125 Python devs getting your questions answered, sharing your knowledge, hacking and taking tutorials.

We are grateful our venue host Yelp will be providing food and drinks for this event.

Please register via by visiting

Those without a registration will be asked to register onsite and be admitted after 6:45pm if we have not met our venue's capacity limit.

Who should attend?

• New to Python and want to work with other Pythonistas
• Experienced devs who want to hack on your work, personal or open-source projects
• Experienced devs who want to mentor others
• Anyone that's interested in our tutorial offerings

The plan:

6:00p Begin check-in
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
7:30p Door Close
9:30p Wrap up / Hard Stop

Tutorials offered:

*Data Science with Pandas* with Nick Schmandt

This tutorial will cover the basics of using pandas for data science. We will give a brief overview of the python fundamentals but those already somewhat familiar with python will probably get the most out of the demonstration.

A demo dataset will be provided, and we will walk through the process of loading the data, preprocessing the data, simple analytics, and then finally we will construct a classifier using the sklearn package.

You'll need to have Python 3 and the science ecosystem (Jupyter Notebook, Pandas, sklearn, etc) installed to complete the exercises. The easiest way to get all this is to have a recently updated Anaconda installation ( You'll also need two data sets: Download and to your laptop before the tutorial.

*Web Scraping for beginners* with Simeon Franklin

This tutorial for beginner Pythonistas will be an easy introduction to making HTTP requests and processing html with *lxml*. Attendees will learn to write command line programs to extract structured data from web pages.

Some Python exposure will help but the tutorial will be accessible to beginners. Please have a working Python3.6 (or greater) installation. If you don't have Python installed I recommend installing Anaconda Python (

*Writing open source bioinformatics tools* with Reece Hart

Let's discuss whether there's interest in forming a community of volunteers who meet regularly at SFPython Meetup project nights to contribute to the development of open source bioinformatics tools and learn from each other.

I'll kick things off with a very brief introduction to biocommons tools, a set of open source tools for bioinformatics. The flagship package,, is used worldwide to accurately communicate biological sequence variants in sequence databases, research publications, and clinical reports.

People from many backgrounds can meaningfully contribute to the biocommons tools: documentation and examples, addressing issues, implementing new features, profiling, identifying architectural improvements, and more. Please come hear how you can contribute!


• Doors open at 6:00pm. Please wait outside without blocking the building entrance. Security will check ID and stop admitting guests at 7:30p.
• Wait-listed folks or those without a tito registration will be admitted after 6:45pm if we have not met our venue's capacity limit.
• Please park your bikes on the street.

Hope to see you there!


140 New Montgomery