Last weekend we had the PyLadies Pune June meet up. The day started with Shilpee Chamoli taking a data science 101 with Python. As few people were having trouble in installing Jupyter and the other dependencies, I suggested to use Azure notebooks, and a few of us did that. This was the first time I was attending a pandas workshop, even though I packaged it a few years back for Fedora. The simple problem related to Titanic data was fun to work on.
Next, Anwesha shared her experience in PyCon US, and she & Sayan also played the videos they recorded during PyCon. It was a surprise to all of the attendees. In the videos, we had messages from Lynn Root, Ewa Jodlowska, Carol Willing, and Jackie Kazil to the PyLadies Pune group members. Looking at the people’s faces, I think that was a really good idea from Anwesha.
After lunch, we started discussing project ideas. Sayan, Praveen Kumar, Chandankumar and me were helping the groups about the ideas. I will be mentoring a group of students for their final year project, which is about a command line bookmarking application, with future features like a corresponding web-frontend etc. Right now, they are busy with the most difficult part of the project, choosing a name for the project :)