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Aloha Pythonistas!

It’s time for our May event and we have an outstanding one planned for you.

First, we’ll recap two events:

* Swell AI+UX event put on by StratMinds VC, which happened right here in Honolulu. Many local community members attended, including several from PyHawaii. The conversations and talks were incredible and we’re trying to bring some of that energy and insight to PyHawaii.
* PyCon 2024, which will be attended by a couple of PyHawaii members. We’ll give a quick recap of all the exciting developments and happenings in the Python ecosystem.

Next, we’ll move on to our keynote. Kevin Coyle will give us an introductory tutorial on Retrieval Augmented Generation (RAG), a technique that allows AI models to access relevant information from databases when generating responses. This enables models like ChatGPT to provide more accurate answers, making RAG a key methodology for building useful AI applications. RAG is a core concept in the hot field of AI Engineering.

Finally, we’ll finish it off with Lightning talks from the community. Last month’s lightning talks were absolutely phenomenal.

As always, this meetup is free for everyone and we’ll also have free food and drinks!

* Let us know you’re coming: [https://forms.gle/JhWUQMDnJ2aacip47](https://forms.gle/JhWUQMDnJ2aacip47)
* Sign up to give a Lightning talk: [https://forms.gle/hYf38Ee8S7QWxxh48](https://forms.gle/hYf38Ee8S7QWxxh48)

**Date / Time / Location**
May 30th, 2024
5pm – 8pm

Entrepreneurs Sandbox
643 Ilalo St, Honolulu, HI 96813

Free parking in the back. The doors are locked so do your best to come by 5pm. If you come significantly late, there likely won’t be anyone to open the doors. Entrepreneur Sandbox staff will not open doors, so please come on time!

**Food / Drinks**
We will have food and drinks. Please fill out this form to let us know how much food to buy: [https://forms.gle/JhWUQMDnJ2aacip47](https://forms.gle/JhWUQMDnJ2aacip47)


* 5:00 – 5:15 Introductions / food
* 5:15 – 5:30 Recap of the recent AI + UX conference
* 5:30 – 5:45 Recap of PyCon 2024
* 5:45 – 7:00 Introduction to Retrieval Augmented Generation
* 7:00 – 8:00 Lightning talks / networking

**Lighting talks**
In every PyHawaii meetup, we will feature community members working with Python via Lightning Talks. Each talk will be at most 5 minutes. Submit your Lightning talk proposal here. If selected, we will contact you for more details. All topics and slides must be pre-approved.

Proposals can be announcements, showcasing a new library or product, job openings, or anything that’s “here’s what I’m working on”. The goal is to improve networking and opportunities for discovery of everything related to Python here in Honolulu.

Submit a proposal for lightning talk here: [https://forms.gle/ibv11t9mJy9sP4Ht5](https://forms.gle/ibv11t9mJy9sP4Ht5)

**Free and Open to Everyone** but please let us know you’re coming: https://forms.gle/96ZDojJj5DvbXJxz7[https://forms.gle/96ZDojJj5DvbXJxz7](https://forms.gle/96ZDojJj5DvbXJxz7)

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