We had a great time at the inaugural PyData Carolinas hosted nearby at IBM in the Research Triangle Park. People from Caktus presented a number of talks and the videos are now up online:
- Erin Mullaney & Rebecca Muraya-Reach More People: SMS Data Collection with RapidPro
- Colin Copeland-Identifying Racial Bias in Policing Practices: Open Data Policing
- Rebecca Conley & Mark Lavin-You Belong with Me: Scraping Taylor Swift Lyrics with Python and Celery
- Philip Semanchuk-Python, C, C++, and Fortran Relationship Status: It’s Not That Complicated
There were also many more fascinating talks about how people in and around North and South Carolina are using Python to do data analysis with Pandas, Jupyter notebooks, and more. It was a great event that brought together the strong communities around data and Python locally to celebrate their overlapping interests. We had a great time meeting folks and reconnecting with old friends at the after hours events hosted by MaxPoint and the Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau. Many thanks to all of the local organizers and sponsors who worked together to put on a great program and event. We can’t wait until the next one!