Hosted online using Zoom but with the option of attending a physical meetup
Our October session which takes place on 13 October 2021 will start at 18:30.
The format is
- 18:30 A guest talk from Arturo Regalado - "Automate the boring and focus on the exciting"
- 19:15 Project teams in break-out rooms (Beginner and Intermediate).
- 20:30 Project round-ups
In this chat, Arturo will share how he uses Python to automate the boring stuff that keeps him from focusing on the exciting part of business analytics: asking questions and finding answers. The tools: web scraping, web app building, and data wrangling. Finally, he will guide you through a short challenge that will involve cleaning and processing time series.
Arturo is a doctoral researcher with the University of Aberdeen and the National Decommissioning Centre. His research interest remains in the study of the
economic effects of financial security instruments in decommissioning of oil and gas structures. He is an economist and data analyst with five years of experience in processing and interpreting data to give actionable insights to decision makers. His previous experience in the energy sector includes market advisory on oil and natural gas markets with special emphasis in modelling energy demand-supply outlooks as well as financial modelling of upstream activity. He has also worked for the Mexican Government in agencies like the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Anticorruption System where he developed predictive and machine-learning models to increase evidence-based decision making for the public sector. He holds a MSc in Petroleum, Energy Economics and Finance from the University of Aberdeen, where he studied the effects of auction design on investment and deployment of renewable energy projects, and a BA in Economics from the National Autonomous University of Mexico.
As an experiment we are reintroducing physical tickets as well as online ones. Please choose carefully.
Please note that tickets to events organised by Code The City are free to attend. We suggest a small donation to help with charity admin costs, but if this is a barrier please just change the cost below to £0.00 or what you can afford.
There are now two options:
The session streamed on Zoom as we have been running for 18 months.
Physical Space Ticket
This ticket is for a face to face meeting at the 57 North Hackspace ie NOT the online session that we have been running for 18 months). Only book this ticket if you want to attend a physical meet-up.
Attending the Hackspace comes with the following non-negotiable conditions.
- The hackspace is participating in the Scottish Government's contact tracing programme. You will find purple posters at the entrance to the space and around the space that contain QR codes. Please scan the QR code and provide your contact details. If you are unable to scan a QR code, there is a link to type into your browser. If you cannot use the link, ask someone else to check in for you and provide them with your email address and phone number.
- Please note that contact tracing is a requirement of attending PyUG in person, and is not negotiable. If you do not provide tracing details you will be asked to leave.
- As we emerge from this global disaster, some will understandably be cautious about being in new spaces. Please respect people's boundaries by maintaining social distancing and wearing a mask as you move around the space. If you are sat down, you can take off your mask to have easier access to your face if needed for eating or drinking. Use common sense and remember this is a shared space. * As this event is open to the public, the wearing of a face covering while "not seated, eating or drinking" is a LEGAL REQUIREMENT.
- We will have windows open to get air flowing through the space. It could be a good idea to bring a jumper or something as the space could be a little cooler than you might expect because of this.
Register for either kind of ticket for the October meeting.
Both types of tickets are free (just change the suggested donation to £0.00), or leave it as is to make a donation to our charity, Code the City, if you wish.
The project challenges will be announced on Github
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