Project Night at Yelp

Wednesday, March 20, 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 on March 20! Please register using this link:

The format is similar to an un-conference. We start with a free food and drink reception from our generous sponsor Yelp. After formal introductions, Pythonistas join up with like minds to:

* enjoy our featured tutorial
* learn, share, and contribute at planned and spontaneous Special Interest Groups (SIG)
* hack on your own projects
* get your questions answered and mentor others

The plan
6:00p Check-in
6:50p Announce your project and/or the kind of help you seek
7:00p Start hacking, or attend one of the tutorials or SIGs
7:30p Door Close
9:30p Hard Stop

# Tutorials

Have you ever wondered how Google, Facebook and other advertisers manage to catalogue your photos, add tags and even find similar photos to yours? In this tutorial we will leverage Python, Scikit-Learn, Tensorflow and Keras to build an image search engine that can organize a group of images by similarity and find the closest ones to an image you choose. This tutorial is for intermediate users who have used these libraries at least a couple of times and are curious to see more advanced features and applications.

Clone the repo now to get a head start:


Francesco Mosconi is CEO & Chief Data Scientist at Catalit Data Science. With Catalit Francesco helps Fortune 500 companies to up-skill in Machine Learning and Deep Learning through intensive training programs and strategic advisory. Author of the Zero to Deep Learning book and bootcamp, he is also an instructor at Udemy and Cloud Academy. Formerly co-founder and Chief Data Officer at Spire, a YC-backed company that invented the first consumer wearable device capable of continuously tracking respiration and physical activity. Machine Learning and python expert. Also served as Data Science lead instructor at General Assembly and The Data incubator.

# Special interest groups

## PyBay CFP

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

Join Nick DiRienzo, SF Python Organizer and past PyBay speaker to get your proposal written. He has recently gotten 2 of his company's talks submission to be accepted at PyCon!

## Biocommons

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

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

New to Python (or programming)? Come to the Beginner SIG

This event is produced by

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

Venue and reception is through Yelp. Yelp sees 89 million mobile users and 79 million desktop users every month. Keeping everything running smoothly requires the best and brightest in the industry. Their engineers come from diverse technical backgrounds and value digital craftsmanship, open-source, and creative problem-solving. They write tests, review code, and push multiple times a day.


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