For the booth staff, today was all about getting to know the attendees. Find out what they are working on right now, discuss developments in the world of Python and occasionally talk about Lego. Lego? Yes, Lego.
Team member Freark is in charge of visiting the training and talks this week. Today he shares his notes on the following sessions:
Opening keynote “Die Threads” by David Beazley
As always David Beazley is a very engaging talker. It’s amazing to see him be able to live code and talks at the same time. In this presentation, he was talking about and coding with a (little threading library)[https://github.com/dabeaz/thredo] he wrote as an experiment to make working with threads easier. Among the problems which are solved with this library is the problem of properly terminating a threaded program with ctrl-c. This library is using curio and thus asyncio too. In a more philosophical sidetrack of the talk, the audience is asked: “When thread sleep, do they dream?”
“Understanding and Implementing Recurrent Neural Networks using Python” by Anmol Krishan Sachdeva
In this presentation, Anmol is briefly explaining the concept of recurrent neural networks and in particular LSTM network. As a use-case he presented a Python notebook for predicting stock prices and took us through steps like normalizing your input data, building your neural network layers using the Keras library and showed the results of the training. But before you go and invest all your savings in the stock market, Anmol also shared the wise statement “All models are wrong, but some are useful”.
“Hacking Reinforcement Learning” by Guillem Duran
In this presentation, Guillem shared with the audience endeavors to develop a
Besides the before mentioned talks, learning, in a fast-paced speed, about Trio as a more pythonic way of using
We look forward to the second day at EuroPython where we can discover, learn and share knowledge with the Python community! What are your key takeaways