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The summer is slowly ending and it's time for us to plan our next season. The Montreal-Python's team will then meet next Wednesday, August 27th to organise and talk about what we would like to do this fall.
If you have ideas, if you would like to give a hand, please come join us !Where
The meeting will be held at the Ajah offices at 1124 Marie-Anne East suite 11 (https://goo.gl/maps/74aWY)When
Wednesday Auguest 27 at 7:00 pmSchedule and Plan
- Opening and return on the summer and spring seasons
- Project Nights
- PyCon 2015
See you there and if you have any comments or question, please don't hesitate to write to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The ubiquity and convenience of smartphones has been a real boon for getting information on the go. more>>
There are lots of cool ideas on the Internet that never really make it out of the "startup" phase. IndieBox has been around only for a few months, but I really, really hope it catches on.
Here's the idea:
Every month, you get a Linux/Mac/Windows-compatible Indie game in the mail. more>>
We're all familiar with the idea of virtualized computers. Not only are they a great way to better utilize resources in a server room, but they also allow you to create and destroy servers in the blink of an eye. That's perfect for a lab or training environment. Unfortunately, it's always taken a rack of actual hardware to create a training lab for Cisco hardware. more>>
The PyCon organizers are thrilled to announce the opening of PyCon 2015's Call for Proposals for talks, tutorials, and posters! We've seen a lot of growth in response to our CFP over the years, and our program committee is expecting a ton of proposals this time around. In 2012, you put us to work with 374 talk proposals and followed up the next year with 458. For 2014, 107 more talk submissions came in, for a jump to 565. We'll be accepting proposals through September 15 for talks and tutorials, and posters are accepted through November 1.
We want everyone to be a part of making PyCon what it is, which is why we invite everyone to submit proposals, and we inviteeveryone to be a part of the program committee. It's your PyCon, not mine. Whether you started with Python yesterday or you've been writing it since the 90s, everyone has different experiences, different knowledge, and a different story to tell. This is why we aim to strike a balance between beginner, intermediate, and advanced talks. We want the entire community to level up as a result of PyCon.
I often hear people say, "but I don't have anything to talk about." Well, what do you do? Why do you do it? Why did you solve the problem this way instead of that way? Why do you continue to do this? It usually only takes a couple of questions to find a good talk out of someone. Many PyCon proposals started this way, and after some refining, they've become great PyCon talks.
Over the years, we've put together proposal resources and advice to help answer some common topics surrounding our CFP. We even put together a sample proposal and reviewed it for you. If you have any questions or tips that may help others, please email them to email@example.com.
There are likely 95 talk slots to fill, assuming we keep the usual balance of 30/45 minute slots the same, and we'll have room for 32 tutorials. This makes for some steep competition given the potential to reach over 600 talk proposals, while seeing three to four times as many tutorial proposals as available slots. While proposals will be accepted through September 15, we encourage submissions as early as possible, allowing reviewers more time to assess and provide feedback which may prove beneficial as the various rounds of review begin.
As with all past PyCons, we continue to be an "everyone pays" event, run by volunteers. Financial Aid is available thanks to the Python Software Foundation and our generous sponsors, and applications will open September 1. If Financial Aid would make your trip a possibility, we encourage you to apply once it opens.
Here are some important dates to put on your calendar: September 1, 2014: Registration opens, Financial Aid opens September 15, 2014: Talk and tutorial proposals due November 1, 2014: Poster proposals due December 1, 2014: Talk and tutorial selections announced, Financial Aid grants for speakers awarded December 15, 2014: Poster selections announced, full conference schedule announced
The PyCon organizers are going to give you everything we have to create the best PyCon yet. In exchange, we need you to give us your best talk, tutorial, and poster proposals. We also need your help getting the word out there about this CFP. If there's someone you want to see speaking at PyCon - tell them! If there's a topic you want to hear about - tell us, and we'll try to get people involved.
Have a look at the PyCon 2015 website for me details: https://us.pycon.org/2015/
Every year, heck...every month, Linux is adopted by more companies and organizations as an important if not primary component of their enterprise platform. And the more serious the hardware platform, the more likely it is to be running Linux. 60% of servers, 70% of Web servers and 95% of all supercomputers are Linux-based! more>>
For avid readers who can't find the time to visit their local library or struggle to carry giant tomes of awesomeness around with them, eBooks have become a convenient way to consume books. Whether it's on a Kindle, a Nook or in an app on your phone, eBooks are the ultimate in portability. Sometimes, however, it can be difficult to find the book you want in a format you can read. more>>
Everyone has wasted an afternoon on YouTube clicking through videos of talking cats, screaming goats and bad-lip-reading renditions of popular movies. Heck, there are plenty of YouTube videos of me doing odd and silly things as well. (Does anyone remember 'Buntu Family Theater?) For important family videos, however, I much prefer to control my own data. more>>
A friend who works in one of the big banks recently told me that any new-fangled approach to identity and payments is going to have a hard time getting traction while credit cards continue to work as well as they do. "Using credit cards is too easy, too normal, too entrenched in Business As Usual", he said. They used to say the same thing about Windows. more>>
Programming always has been that "thing" people did that I never understood. more>>
As I write this, NASA has just passed another milestone in releasing its work to the Open Source community. A press release came out announcing the release on April 10, 2014, of a new catalog of NASA software that is available as open source. This new catalog includes both older software that was previously available, along with new software being released for the first time. more>>
Silicon Mechanics, Inc., announced this week that Wayne State University (WSU) is the recipient of the company’s 3rd Annual Research Cluster Grant. This includes donation of a complete high-performance compute cluster from Silicon Mechanics and several of its partners. more>>
They say you never forget your first computer. For some of us, it was a Commodore 64 or an Apple IIe. For others, it was a Pentium 233 running Windows 95. Regardless of the hardware, the fond memories of wonder and excitement are universal. For me, I'll never forget the night my father brought home our first computer, a Tandy 1000. more>>
Once in a while someone points out a POSIX violation in Linux. Often the answer is to fix the violation, but sometimes Linus Torvalds decides that the POSIX behavior is broken, in which case they keep the Linux behavior, but they might build an additional POSIX compatibility layer, even if that layer is slower and less efficient. more>>
No matter how much I love Plex, there's still nothing that comes close to XBMC for usability when it comes to watching your network media on a television. I've probably written a dozen articles on Plex during the last few years, so you know that's tough for me to admit. more>>
I've always loved PHPMyAdmin for managing MySQL databases. It's Web-based, fairly robust and as powerful as I've ever needed. Basically, it's awesome. Today, however, I discovered something better than awesome: Adminer. Although it is conceptually identical to PHPMyAdmin, it is far simpler and far more powerful. How can it be both? more>>
I've never once made a model rocket. I've always wanted to, but apart from "tube with explodey rocket part", I really didn't know where to start with designing. I recently found an open-source application that should help me with my lack of rocket science know-how: OpenRocket. more>>
Summer is already half way done and the entire Montreal-Python team is taking a well deserved time off in the sun! In that spirit, we are thrilled to invite you and your family to a friendly BBQ, co-organized with YulDev, the Montreal-based developer meetup group. The location of the event will be announced soon, but it will be an easily accessible park in Montréal.
We ask everyone to pay a $3 reservation fee that will be used to cover food costs and to reduce the number of no-shows so as to not waste food. There will be juicy burgers, all-dressed hot-dogs and vegetarian equivalents for everyone. Some beverages will be available, but we are kindly asking you to bring your own. That would be a great way to share your recently discovered hop-based drinks or your home-made kombucha.
On the day of, we will also need a few people to help with the cooking, so if you want to give us a hand, please email us! You'll have more than enough time to eat, crack open a few beers and chat with the gang. In case of bad weather, the event will be postponed to the next day, Sunday August the 17th. Please check your emails Saturday morning in case of any last minute changes.
We are hoping you see you all There!
However, beforehand, we ask you to register on YulDev's Meetup.Where
At the Lafontaine Park, close to the Félix Leclerc statut, corner Calixa-Lavalé & Rachel, Montréal, QC (map)When
Saturday August 16th at 11:30amHow
Just subscribe at following address: http://www.meetup.com/YulDev/