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Great Snake Variation: Programming with python-chess


Since The Queen’s Gambit hit Netflix, the number of people playing chess online has skyrocketed. Chances are, some of them are Pythonistas! We’ll dive into python-chess: a library for representing the chess board. Along the way, I’ll show how the library also teaches useful programming concepts.

Speaker: William Horton William Horton recently returned to chess during the pandemic, after a 15 year hiatus. On certain weekends he can be found in the local chess club trying his best, but getting beaten by elementary schoolers. By day he works as a Senior Machine Learning Engineer at Included Health. He is responsible for building and maintaining the Python infrastructure used by data scientists to create models from medical claims data.


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