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Automatically Finding Weapons in Social Media Images Part 1
image processing
I began to wonder if there wasn’t a way to automatically identify when a social media post has guns or other weapons contained in them. This post will cover how to use a couple of techniques to send images to the Imagga API that will automatically tag pictures with keywords that it feels accurately describe some of the objects contained within the picture. As well, I will teach you how to use some slicing and dicing techniques in Python to help increase the accuracy of the tagging.
How To Use Elasticsearch With Python and Django (Part 2), Populate the Database
In this series, we are creating a Django app with Elasticsearch-based search integrated. The previous article focused on the creation of a basic Django app. As we cannot show the great applications of Elasticsearch features without data to use, we shall populate a database with automatically generated data in this post.
PyDataLondon Data Science Conference Schedule (May 6-8) - just published (videos made public post-conf)
pycon
If you are in london you should attend it. Lot of knowledgeable talks.
Anaconda and Hadoop --- a story of the journey and where we are now. ( Offtopic )
My first real experience with cluster computing came in 1999 during my graduate school days at the Mayo Clinic. These were wonderful times. My advisor was Dr. James Greenleaf. He was very patient with allowing me to pester a bunch of IT professionals throughout the hospital to collect their aging Mac Performa machines and build my own home-grown cluster. He also let me use a bunch of space in his ultrasound lab to host the cluster for about 6 months.
Building a location aware web app with GeoDjango
postgres
PostgreSQL has excellent support for geographical data thanks to the PostGIS extension, and Django allows you to take full advantage of it thanks to GeoDjango. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to use GeoDjango to build a web app that allows users to search for gigs and events near them.
How to Create a Simple Python WebSocket Server Using Tornado
tornado
With the increase in popularity of real-time web applications, WebSockets have become a key technology in their implementation. The days where you had to constantly press the reload button to receive updates from the server are long gone. Web applications that want to provide real-time updates no longer have to poll the server for changes - instead, servers push changes down the stream as they happen. Robust web frameworks have begun supporting WebSockets out of the box.
A side-by-side Comparison of Django and Moya
I've tried not to be disingenuous with the comparison, and I'm only going to compare like with like, so I can show code from both frameworks and let you draw your own conclusions. We cover Models, URLS, Views, Templates.
Planning Bus Trips with Python & Singapore's Smart Nation APIs
The Singapore Smart Nation initiative is a government push to try and improve the efficiency of Singapore, as a country, using technology. Among other projects, there has been a push to make real-time data openly available so that everyone, from individuals to corporations, can use it creatively to make solutions to day-to-day municipal problems.
A Pythonic Way to Show Your Project's Badges, Supporting PyPI & ArchLinux AUR
It's simply says "Badge/Pins/Shields/Medal or what so ever for projects. If you have an open source project check it out, it's pretty cool.
Jobs
Calling for Python Developers at Revel Systems
Vilnius, Vilnius County, Lithuania
Looking for Python Developers with different levels of experience. International company in Vilnius, office in the city center, highly skilled, creative and nice team to join. Let me know if interested: mpaskauskaite@strategicstaff.com
Python Developer for one of the biggest Internet Search company at Astreya Partners Inc.,
Mountain View, CA, United States
Develop and deploy applications that support the product engineering teams. Partner with internal teams to define and implement solutions that improve internal business processes. Work closely with Client team to determine project requirements and translate/implement those requirements into technical designs. Build internal solutions, with custom dashboards assist the automation of business processes.
Projects
pytrader -
517 Stars, 50
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cryptocurrency trading robot
Metaphor -
84 Stars, 30
Fork
Metaphor - Stagefright with ASLR bypass
fail2ban -
78 Stars, 9
Fork
Fail2ban web dashboard written with Flask framework.
missingno -
54 Stars, 6
Fork
Missing data visualization module for Python.
reddit-is-gtk -
51 Stars, 3
Fork
A Reddit Client For GNOME (with Gtk+ and Python)
stylenet -
48 Stars, 3
Fork
Neural Network with Style Synthesis
tmux2html -
48 Stars, 3
Fork
cat2: Render full tmux windows or individual panes as HTML
nbflow -
8 Stars, 1
Fork
A tool that supports one-button reproducible workflows with the Jupyter Notebook and Scons.
ifconfig-parser -
8 Stars, 0
Fork
Parse ifconfig output and retrieve values with goodies
python-sqlite-orm -
6 Stars, 1
Fork
A Python object relational mapper for SQLite
django-inline-svg -
4 Stars, 0
Fork
A simple SVG template tag for Django
TwitterBot_Framework -
3 Stars, 0
Fork
Only little knowledge in programming, you can run Twitter Bot.
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