Inter-College FDP (Faculty Development Program) workshop on Advance Python Programming at ATME College of Engineering, Mysore

This post is about the Inter-college FDP(Faculty Development Program) workshop conducted for 2 full days at ATME College of Engineering, Mysore

Workshop was organized at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. Chief guest of the event was Dr. L Basavaraj, principal ATMEECE.

Dr. Puttegowda D, Head of the Department of CSE who presided, said the python is an open elective for the 6th semester students and python will play a major role in the life of students, once after they complete their graduation.

The workshop was organized in association with iQuest(A training institute based out of Mysore, Karnataka) whose CEO and Founder Mr. Manjunatha Kikkeri invited me to conduct the workshop on

  • Advance Python Programming
  • Web Application Development
  • Getting started with Data Analytics & Machine Learning

Session were totally hands-on and the participants really enjoyed learning the advance implementation of Python and also the power of Python to quickly do anything.

Participants were awestruck to know how to generate a QR-code in Python just in 5 lines of code.

Cool tips and tricks in Python was also shared with the participants which definitely ignited the spark of Python in them.

Here are some of the pictures.

Session Day 1 – Advance Python Programming

Session Day 1 – Building Webapps using Django

Session Day 2 – Introduction to Pandas for Data Analysis

Feedback from Faculties

Feedback from International Students

Participants of the workshop

Certificate of Participation awarded to participants — at ATME College of Engineering, Mysore.

Group picture with faculties in the lab

Group picture with the participants and organizers of the workshop

International Students & Founder of iQuest Mr. Manjunath Kikkeri — at ATME College of Engineering, Mysore.

Feedbacks related to workshop by participants.

Finally, Coverage of the workshop at ATME College by City Media Group, CityToday (An evening Tabloid in Mysore)

Coverage of the workshop at ATME College by City Media Group CityToday (An evening Tabloid in Mysore)

Talk on Natural Language Processing at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

As usual this post was in my todo list for a long time, finally on 1st day of the year I feel I have some time to aggregate all that I have in mind about the event.

It first started when I got the news about Miss Annapoornima Koppad becoming the one of the 12 Directors of PSF(Python Software Foundation)
I was quite impressed by her profile and sent her a request on LinkedIn.

She also operates PyLadies group for Lady Python coders

Couple of days after she messaged me if I was available to give a talk on topics related to Python in a conference being organized by her at IISc, Bangalore.

Since, Currently I have been working with multiple people along with my current job so I usually do not have much time to think about anything but she requested if I could send her the deck for a 3 hour session.

Well, even though she explicitly mentioned that the organizers won’t be able to pay much for the talk , I agreed as I it’s extremely honourable to be able to give a talk at a place where people dream to study.

So, everything setup , we were connected with other speakers/organizers of the conference through mail.
Below is the screenshot the speakers info put up on Explara’s website. The registration were happening through explara.

Speaker Info

This is the flyer organizers created to promote the events participation.

Python Workshop Flyer, IISc

The two day conference was setup on 19th-20th of August, 2016.
My talk was scheduled for Day 2.

It was quite a nice experience getting to know scholars from IISc and they appreciating your talk and want to know more about the things that I had showcased during the talk.

I talked about Natural Language Processing using Python. Gave the full context right from how to start with NLP , basics of NLP and gradually getting our hands dirty with real coding to solve real NLP problems.

Since the conference was little aligned to Machine Learning as well. I kept some elements on ML in my talk where I demonstrated on how to use NLP with Machine Learning.
For an instance:-

    Predicting if a given name is a Male/Female
    Classification of a give mail into Ham/Spam

People really enjoyed the show and I was extremely honoured to be felicitated by Indian Institute of Science for being a Guest speaker to talk about Natural Language Processing.

Here are some of the pictures:-

I really don’t know about the feedback taken on papers after the conference but since I shared my Facebook, Twitter, Quora, I got many requests from the participants.

One of the good appreciation sent to me on Facebook by one of the attendee named

Appreciation about the talk at IISc on Facebook

Looking forward for more such talks/conferences/workshops.

Being a freelancer is the best thing.

Another article on my blog about something which I am doing very passionately these days. Yes, that’s freelancing. It’s not just the best thing because you are your own boss but it shows that not only you one of the top talent in your domain but also you can take ownership and build something.
I have been an active expert mentor . I have give 1:1 session to more than 30 people till now and with lots of offline help as well.
You can have a look at my profile here:- Codementor

I have worked with projects which had regular deadline as well as instantly needed like in 3 hours and I am happy to say that I met their expectations.

I am currently working with a company named CommonFloor, so far so good but the happiness that I get when I do freelancing stuffs in my spare time on weekdays and full time on weekends, I don’t feel that in my regular job. Although, I am happy with the kind of work I am doing in my company as I never compromise with my interests otherwise I will loose my productivity.

So, recently I came to know about and looked into their website and all and found it very interesting. One of the reason is like they are not like other freelancing websites where number of people are just registering and bidding for the projects.

The best thing about TopTal is they prefer quality and that’s why it interests me. I am sure if I get in then there will be good quality bunch of people from whom I can learn as well.

They told me to set a calendar so that they can talk to me and learn about me whether I am fit for them or not. I really liked this process and I would really like to check myself if I am one of those top 3% of freelance web developers.

If I get in , I will have an opportunity of learning from at least top 2.9% web developers.

If one gets in touch of such platform like then not only you get quality recruiters but also quality people to work with.

Keeping that in mind that I have to always first learn and then earn.
Hope to get a good response from them and get into top ranks of world web developers.

How to POST Python requests with CSRF token ?

import requests
client = requests.session()

# Retrieve the CSRF token first
URL = ''
client.get(URL) # sets cookie
csrftoken = client.cookies['csrftoken']
print csrftoken #Check if it's getting printed. Sometimes key name could be 'csrf' only

payload = {

r =, data=payload, headers=dict(Referer=URL))

Running two Flask applications under one AWS instance using Apache

Running two Flask applications under one AWS instance using Apache

Have two application files copied in /var/www

Application 1:- /var/www/apple
Application 2:- /var/www/banana

Create two wsgi files at both the above location with below content:-
import sys
sys.path.insert(0, ‘/var/www/apple’)

from app import app as application

import sys
sys.path.insert(0, ‘/var/www/banana’)

from app import app as application


Create one conf file at location:-




# logs configuration
ErrorLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/error.log
CustomLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/access.log combined

WSGIDaemonProcess apple threads=5
WSGIScriptAlias /apple /var/www/apple/apple.wsgi
Alias /apple/static/ /var/www/apple/static/

Order allow,deny
Allow from all

WSGIDaemonProcess banana threads=5
WSGIScriptAlias /banana /var/www/banana/banana.wsgi
Alias /banana/static/ /var/www/banana/static/

Order allow,deny
Allow from all

Enable the above file which we created

sudo a2ensite
sudo a2dissite 000-default

How to host a Flask app on Amazon AWS in 5 minutes ?

Apache Configuration for Amazon AWS

Location:- /etc/apache2/sites-available/

NameVirtualHost *:80

WSGIScriptAlias / /var/www/aira/aira/aira/aira.wsgi

Order allow,deny
Allow from all

ErrorLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/error.log
LogLevel info
CustomLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/access.log combined

Enable the above file which we created.

sudo a2ensite
sudo a2dissite 000-default
Location of :- /var/www/aira/aira/aira/
Location of .wsgi:- /var/www/aira/aira/aira/aira.wsgi

Content of aira.wsgi
import sys
sys.path.insert(0, ‘/var/www/aira/aira/aira’)
from app import app as application

sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 reload
tail -500 /var/log/apache2/error.log

Shoot me a mail if it takes more than 5 minutes 🙂