DGS Hosts February Python Meetup on Python Frameworks

 

On Friday, February 7, 2020, DGS hosted its monthly Python Meet-Up at Spark Baltimore. Turnout was great, with around 50 people attending and representing city agencies, non-profits, and start-ups. These meet-ups are important to fostering community and knowledge exchanges between the public and private sectors.

DGS’ City of Baltimore Data Fellow, Jason Jozwiak, led a presentation explaining how a framework called “Dash” works and how attendees can employ it when working on their websites. Python frameworks allow developers to write web applications without having to handle low-level details. Jason walked participants through the code, showing them how easy it is to use.

Jason Jozwiak gives presentation
Will Deshong, City of Baltimore’s Data Fellows Program Manager, and Sara Brumfield, a Data Fellow for DPW, facilitated a second interactive presentation on how to scope a problem. By finding the root cause of a problem and structuring the question at hand in a way that allows for a better understanding of the issue, you can be more successful in tackling a solution.

Group listening to presentations
Thank you to Jason Jozwiak and Billy Daly, Dir. of Data, Tech, and Evaluation at Baltimore Corps, for hosting the event. And thank you to Spark Baltimore and Fearless or sponsoring.

Join our monthly Python for City Government Meetup group at https://bit.ly/38Lg94C

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