Utah Meetups

Getting involved with the community is probably the best way to meet and learn from others, not to mention if you’re looking for opportunities to get into a Python field, you’ll have tons of networking opportunities.

Here are some recurring local events and meetups that you could check out (and if I’ve missed some please let me know):

Newsletters

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Twitter

Twitter helped me so much in my early days. It was like being in a bunch of interesting conferences all at the same time and hearing what people were talking about in the community. I found some great tutorials that sparked my interest in programming and the rest is history.

Again, by no means is this list complete, but it’s a great starting point of people to follow to build up your feed

  • @PyData
  • @DJ44 (former US Chief Data Scientist)
  • @wesmckinn ‏(the Creator of Pandas)
  • @NewDataSciJobs (job postings for new data scientists)‏
  • @fullstackpython
  • @mkennedy (leader of the Talk Python to Me podcast)‏
  • @TalkPython
  • @jobfindlypython
  • @dataelixir
  • @stephenjdowns
  • @gjreda
  • @JennyBryan ‏(tweets cool R stuff),
  • @PythonWeekly ‏(they have a terrific newsletter)
  • @BecomingDataSci ‏(she’s HUGE in this space)
  • @RealPython (ton’s of great resources)‏
  • @jakevdp (he’s big into scientific / physics/astronomy using Python)‏
  • @hmason (she’s one of the pioneers of data science)‏
  • @YhatHQ ‏(they have a great blog)
  • @dataandme (she tweets constantly about cool R and visualization stuff)‏
  • @BigDataUtah ‏(for local events)
  • @KirkDBorne ‏(another HUGE data scientist that tweets tons of resources)
  • @DataSciNews ‏(another terrific newsletter as well)
  • @hadleywickham ‏(if you like or would like to learn R, you can’t avoid him)

Great blogs

Here are just a few to whet your blog palette