Accepted Tutorials

Regular Expressions 101

Travis Risner

Saturday 10:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m. in Barbie Tootle

This beginner's lab is about learning simple regular expressions. It will cover: why use regex, why it is worth your time to learn a little bit about them, beginning syntax, Python dialect, when to use them, when not to use them, how to use them so the next person to change this code doesn't hate you, and glimpses of what advanced regular expressions can do.

Modern Day Alchemy: Using Python to Analyze the Stock Market

Ben Duval

Saturday 2 p.m.–3:50 p.m. in Barbie Tootle

Participants will be shown a basic web scraping operation using Python. A website containing a list of "hot stocks" will be input to Google Finance to obtain historical prices that will be saved to an SQLite databse. Pandas will be used to analyze price movements in order to determine if the website truly listed "hot stocks".

Python: Over the Bumps

Catherine Devlin

Sunday 1 p.m.–2:50 p.m. in Barbie Tootle

An introduction to Python that pours focused effort into just those places where beginners commonly get stuck.