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Articles, Tutorials and Talks

Let's reproduce GPT-2 (124M) 
In this video, Andrej Karpathy demonstrates how to reproduce the GPT-2 (124M) model, covering topics like parameter sharing, model initialization, mixed precision training, optimizations like flash attention, and hyperparameter tuning.

Cracking the Scheduling Code in Hay Day
Learn how to solve the scheduling problem in the Hay Day game using Mixed-integer linear programming and Google OR-Tools.

CPython Garbage Collection: The Internal Mechanics and Algorithms
A detailed code walkthrough of how CPython implements memory management, including reference counting and garbage collection.

Python wheel filenames have no canonical form
The post discusses the lack of a canonical form for Python wheel filenames, highlighting that despite standardization in package names and versions, wheel filenames require parsing for equivalence. This lack of canonicalization, especially with compressed tag sets, poses challenges in certain contexts like cryptographic verification. 

Build a SaaS App with Django, Stripe, Neon PostgreSQL, TailwindCSS, GitHub Actions 
This video is a Python tutorial that teaches how to build a SaaS app with Django, Stripe, Neon PostgreSQL, TailwindCSS, and GitHub Actions. It covers topics like Django web development, sending emails, user authentication, deployment, database integration, static files, and subscription management.

Optimal SQLite settings for Django
The article provides optimal SQLite settings for Django applications, aimed at enhancing performance and reliability for smaller deployments. It includes specific PRAGMA configurations and a simple backup strategy, highlighting the potential of SQLite when correctly tuned for production use.

Insanely Easy GPT-4 One Prompt Streamlit Interactive Plotly Sunburst Chart
Simple and modular prompt engineering for efficient Python charting results.

Modal Forms with Django, HTMX, and Tailwind CSS 
This video shows how you can convert a traditional Django form to an HTMX modal element in just a few quick steps.

My thoughts on Python in Excel
An in-depth review of Microsoft's new Python in Excel functionality.


Interesting Projects, Tools and Libraries

ScrapeGraphAI
Python scraper based on AI. Just say which information you want to extract and the library will do it for you!

piku
The tiniest PaaS you've ever seen. Piku allows you to do git push deployments to your own servers.

thread
AI-Powered Jupyter Notebook built using React.

Inspectus
Inspectus is a versatile visualization tool for large language models. It runs smoothly in Jupyter notebooks via an easy-to-use Python API. Inspectus provides multiple views, offering diverse insights into language model behaviors.

Burr
Burr makes it easy to develop applications that make decisions (chatbots, agents, simulations, etc...) from simple python building blocks.

pytest-edit
Type `pytest --edit` to open the failing test code.

llama-zip
LLM-powered lossless compression tool.


New Releases

Python in Visual Studio Code – June 2024 Release
This release includes the following announcements:
  • VS Code Native REPL for Python with Intellisense and syntax highlighting
  • Pytest improvements in the testing rewrite

Python 3.12.4 released


Upcoming Events and Webinars

PyLadies Dublin Meetup June 2024
There will be following talks
  • Building Intelligent Applications with LangChain
  • Transformers and the Attention Mechanism - The Core Components of LLMs

Portland Python Meetup June 2024
There will be a talk, pytest: an exemplary framework for testing.

PyData Prague #21
There will be following talks
  • How Data Improves Your Life in Prague
  • DuckDB Intro with Case Study from Keboola

PyData Berlin Meetup June 2024 
There will be following talks
  • FormatAI: Structuring Unstructured Text using generative AI
  • Probably Fun - games to teach statistics

PyData Ireland Meetup June 2024 
There will be following talks
  • Building Intelligent Applications with LangChain
  • Transformers and the Attention Mechanism - The Core Components of LLMs

PyData Manchester Meetup June 2024 
There will be a talk, Polars and Time Series: what it can do, and how to overcome any limitation.
 
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