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PyBites Twitter Digest - Issue 25, 2018

Posted by PyBites on Tue 31 July 2018 in Digest • Tagged with twitter, news, pybites, STEM, kids, learning, girl scouts, PyOhio, community, documentation, testing, OpenCV, deep learning, data visualisation, Git, data science, Twilio, Python 3.7, pytest, pathlib • 2 min read

Every weekend we share a curated list of 15 cool things (mostly Python) that we found / tweeted throughout the week.


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PyCon 2018 - My First PyCon

Posted by Julian on Sat 19 May 2018 in Reviews • Tagged with conference, pycon, learning, community, networking • 6 min read

Going into my first PyCon was pretty daunting. Luckily, the Python community is absolutely incredible so my fears quickly faded. Surprisingly, there was a lot to gain that wasn't actually technical or code related. Read on for a recap of the experience.


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Code Challenge 49 - Contribute to Open Source: Clean up Planet Python

Posted by PyBites on Sun 01 April 2018 in Challenge • Tagged with Planet, feedparser, RSS, parsing, hacking, scripting, community, debugging • 2 min read

Hi Pythonistas, it has been silent on the Community Blog challenges front, but then again we completed the 100 Days of Code in Python course which was a great milestone. Although less frequent, we will keep doing blog challenges though, not to worry! Let's start with a long pending item: cleaning up Python planets feeds, an interesting and valuable open source contribution.


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PyBites 1 Year Special - Taking Python Code Challenges to the Next Level …

Posted by PyBites on Wed 20 December 2017 in Special • Tagged with milestone, code challenges, platform, bites of py, python, community, 1year, learning • 5 min read

A milestone: yesterday, 19th of December 2017, we celebrated our first PyBirthday! That is, PyBites is one year old! We are proud of what we have achieved so far and we are ignited to continue our course of learning and teaching Python with our growing community. A bit of reflection followed by a big announcement! Read on ...


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5 Things we Learned Co-hosting a Live Code Challenge Workshop

Posted by Bob on Sat 11 November 2017 in Reviews • Tagged with code challenges, community, Python Alicante, live coding, learning, retrospective, talks, Marvel, fun • 4 min read

Yesterday we hosted PyChallengeDay together with Python Alicante. I am sure the folks that joined us stretched their coding skills. And we learned a couple of things too which we will share in this article. Hopefullly it inspires you to host a workshop yourself to grow the awesome Python community.


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200 Days of PyBites, 100 Days of Code and our Next Project

Posted by PyBites on Fri 07 July 2017 in Special • Tagged with pybites, 100DaysOfCode, learning, modules, special, milestone, lessons, community, automation, utilities, scripts, 100DaysOfDjango • 5 min read

We did it! #100DaysOfCode is done: 5K lines of code, 100 scripts. Just on the day PyBites turns 200 days. In this article we will share our learning on this major project and announce our next 100 days effort ...


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Code Challenge 22 - Packt Free Ebook Web Scraper - Review

Posted by PyBites on Mon 12 June 2017 in Challenges • Tagged with codechallenges, webscraping, BeautifulSoup, Selenium, Packt, Pybonacci, ebooks, community, automation, sponsoring • 3 min read

In this article we review last week's Packt free ebook code challenge. We really scratched our own itch building both a notification service and an ebook download manager.


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Code Challenge 22 - Packt Free Ebook Web Scraper

Posted by PyBites on Mon 05 June 2017 in Challenges • Tagged with codechallenges, webscraping, BeautifulSoup, Selenium, Packt, Pybonacci, ebooks, community, automation, sponsoring • 2 min read

Hi Pythonistas, a new week, a new 'bite' of Python coding! This week we will do some web scraping of Packt's daily free ebook, sending out daily notifications. This week we even have a unique opportunity to sponsor the Python Community, read on ... and happy coding!


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PyCon 2017 - Digest, Impressions, Reflection

Posted by Bob on Wed 24 May 2017 in Reviews • Tagged with conference, pycon, learning, community, networking, bokeh, parallel, mentoring, photos • 3 min read

PyCon 2017 was such a great conference, I made so many good connections, got to see many good things the community is working on. It was very inspiring. In this article a digest.


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Behind the Scenes of PyBites - a Blog for Passionate Pythonistas (Post #100 Special)

Posted by PyBites on Tue 18 April 2017 in Special • Tagged with special, milestone, softskills, learning, lessons, community, pelican, challenge, python, pybites, automation • 6 min read

Python is hot according to Dice. It’s an easy language to learn, has an elegant design and is widely used. In this article we proudly present our now 4 months journey into building PyBites. It’s a reflection of what we achieved and lessons learned. We hope to inspire fellow developers to start their own venture. It is very rewarding!


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