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IndyPy: Predict Lightning Strikes using Django and AWS

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April 12, 2022

IndyPy: Predict Lightning Strikes using Django and AWS

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7 - 7:15 p.m.: Announcements and Introductions

7:15 - 8:30 p.m.: Predict Lightning Strikes using Django and AWS by Calvin Hendryx-Parker
What if you could predict the first strike of any thunderstorm with a 99.6% accuracy and a 15- to 25-minute lead time (saving time, money and lives)? With FLASH Scientific Technology, the only lightning predictive service on the market, you can.

In this case study and product demo, Will and Calvin will discuss how to take an algorithm and idea from a Jupyter Notebook to production ready and cloud native. You’ll learn best practices for:

  • optimizing Python code structure;
  • building APIs with Django that are fast, efficient and accurate; and
  • deploying serverless and scalable applications using AWS Lambda and AWS Fargate.

8:30 - 8:45 p.m.: Door Prizes

8:45 - 9 p.m.: Networking and General Discussion

About Calvin:
Calvin Hendryx-Parker is the co-founder and CTO of Six Feet Up, a Python and Cloud expert consulting company that helps organizations build apps faster, innovate with AI, simplify Big Data, and leverage Cloud technology. Calvin is one of only 24 AWS Community Heroes in North America. He is the founder and host of the Python Web Conference, the largest worldwide event for Python web developers; the co-founder of IndyPy, the largest single language meetup in Indiana; and the founder of IndyAWS, the fastest growing cloud meetup in the state. Outside of work, Calvin spends time tinkering with new devices like the AWS DeepRacer, CircuitPython and Raspberry Pi. He is an avid distance runner and ran the 2014 NYC Marathon to support the Innocence Project.

Guests are more than welcome to attend, but please have each person RSVP on their own account.

About IndyPy:


Organized by Six Feet Up, the Indianapolis Python Meetup (“IndyPy”) is a leading national group promoting the Python programming language and connecting the Python community. IndyPy draws Python enthusiasts from the entire Midwest (and beyond via Zoom) for regular events. In 2022, we celebrate 15 years of success with over 2,400 members.

Thanks to our amazing sponsors who make IndyPy possible every second Tuesday of the month including: Six Feet Up, JetBrains, JFrog and Reify Health. If you’re interested in sponsoring IndyPy, please send an email to



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