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PyCon Rehearsals: Functions and Dragons

Thursday, May 3, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Two PyCon talk rehearsals! Hosting and pizza provided by Amazon (

HOWTO Write a Function, Jack Diederich

A function is a small chunk of code that does useful work. Your job when writing a function is to do it in a way that it easy to read. Based on over 15 years of code reviews here are some tips and guidelines I give again and again.

DragonPaint – Bootstrapping Small Data to Color Cartoons, Gretchen Greene

The creation of sufficient quantities of labeled training data is one of the biggest challenges for machine learning applications, especially when the data itself must be created, not just labeled. DragonPaint presents a generalizable strategy for minimizing the manual creation of data using rule based algorithms to automate the creation of a restricted subset of data and then bootstrapping to the automated creation of unrestricted (rule breaking) training and test data. A gentle introduction to computer vision, graphics and machine learning, we use Python and geometry to build an image data set for a TensorFlow model.

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Thursday, May 3, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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