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It is with great pleasure that we invite you to the 46th edition of Montreal Python's meetup.
Following the panel discussion on Python 2 - 3, Rory Geoghegan from Ecometrica will present a lighting talk in unicode. Followed by Davin Baragiotta from Savoir-Faire Linux will talk about How to deploy an application on Heroku based on the Heroku 101 workshop presented at PyCon. Finally George Peristerakis will talk about career advice to new software developer graduates.
Please register on Eventbrite, before Sunday noon, in order to help us better organize the event. http://mp46.eventbrite.caFlash Presentations:
- Davin Baragiotta : Déployer une application web sur Heroku
- George Peristerakis: A guide through the modern developer career landscape.
- Hadrien David: Key versioning caching.
Jacob Cook - ArkOS arkOS is an operating system and front-end software stack dedicated to setting up easy self-hosted servers on inexpensive hardware like the Raspberry Pi. arkOS' flagship tool Genesis manages all aspects of a system and its software, and is based entirely in Python. Lead programmer Jacob Cook will walk through the software and its frameworks, how they work, and why self-hosting in principle is becoming more and more important.
Rory Geoghegan: Unicode is ∂© in python 2, but way better in python 3 This talk will try to explain the decisions about encoding and unicode in python 2 and the splitting of strings in python 3 into bytes and unicode strings.
Monday, May 12, 2014 at 6:00pmWhere:
Google Offices at 1253 McGill College (#150) - http://goo.gl/maps/dSezZSchedule:
- 18:00 — Doors open
- 18:30 — First half of the presentations
- 20:15 — Break
- 20:30 — Second half of the presentations
- 22:00 — Beers at Bénélux
We would like to thanks our sponsors for their continuous support:
- Savoir-Faire Linux
During PyCon, We will have the opportunity to attend workshop offered by our conference sponsors. PyCon 2014 is proud to work with our sponsors to help offer workshops of an hour and thirty minutes during the PyCon's tutorials.
Please note that you required to register but it is highly recommended. It would help us with the planning of the lunch.
Those are the workshops:
Containers, PaaS, and Python: Revolutionizing Cloud Application Development (ActiveState) John Wetherill
Building Applications on Riak (Basho) Tom Santero
Heroku 101 (Heroku) Jacob Kaplan-Moss
Building and Deploying Apps in the Rackspace Cloud (Rackspace) Jesse Noller
Advanced Django Patterns from Eventbrite and Lanyrd (Eventbrite) Andrew Godwin
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Python at Google… (Google) Wesley Chun
Measure all the things (New Relic) Graham Dumpleton
It will be a really amazing two days, with free lunches and it is open to anyone. It's your chance to experience PyCon, just before the conference. If you more details, just visit the following url (on the PyCon website):
And reserve your place on the Eventbrite page:
Please note that the workshops will be given in English.
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Montréal-Python is extremely honored to had the chance to welcome the PyCon conference this year in Montréal. This leading conference has allowed us to welcome the Python community from all over the world, here, at home.
We would like also to underline that the quality of PyCon and of the welcoming of the American and International community here in Montréal is due for a large part on the implication and devotion of Diana Clarke, chair of PyCon 2014. We just can't imagine what it would have been to organize it without her. We are extremely happy to be able to count on her again next year.
Diana : on t'aime! <3
PyCon 2014 is just behind us but PyCon 2015 will be again in Montréal next April. The machine is slowly restarting and we are interested to get your feedback or your tips for the next edition. Don't hesitate to send us a message or to come see us. We would like to know what you think would make the next edition a memorable one.
Besides, PyCon would like to know who you would like to hear as a Keynote next year, send us your ideas:
The 2015 edition will be held in April 8-16th.
- Tutorials: April 8-9th
- Conference: April 10-12th
- Sprints: April 13-16th
A huge thanks to you all and see you next year at the Palais des congrès!
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Only weeks away from PyCon and we saw it fitting to squeeze one more event in before the big show.
The format is simple:
- Bring your laptop.
- Bring your idea(s).
- We bring the WiFi and food.
Need help with Python? No problem. Come and poke the brains of some of the more knowledgeable members of the community.
- When: Thursday, March 27 at 7pm
- Where: Caravan, 5334 de Gaspé, office #1204 (Montreal)
First come first serve and we usually sell out, so sign up right away! Please sign up on our Eventbrite event: http://http://project-night-xi.eventbrite.ca
We would like to thank Caravan for hosting us this evening. See you there!
Sooner or later, psychology researchers have do deal with data. They collect, transform or analyse data as other scientists do. Then, why not embrace Python strength as more and more researchers do with the help of the Scientific Python's stack? Montréal-Python is here to help start this journey from the beginning, helping to put hands on the Python language.
Montréal-Python is proud to announced its first workshop organized in collaboration with INPSYCH Workshops, Department of Psychology, Concordia University.
Unfortunately, for logistic reasons, this workshop is not open to all. Registration has been communicated by INPSYCH Workshops. This workshop is designed for psychology students at all levels. No programming experience necessary.
At the end of this workshop, students will have learn to:
- explore by themselves Python's potential through experimentation and introspection in the interpretor
- master the basic notions : types, fonctions, conditionnals, iterations...
- write a script
- import Python's power
For those who will attend : Here's the complete content of the workshop.
The workshop will be:
- Tuesday, the 18th of March 2014
- from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
- room SP-157 of Concordia University
Bring your laptop or pair up with someone else.
You'll need Python running on your computer. It's also recommended to have IPython installed.
Generally speaking, if you want to have fun with the code in Montréal-Python workshops without loosing your time with configuring your machine and if you want a guaranteed support by the assistants, do yourself a favor and get a developer workstation on Ubuntu by following these simple steps.
If you need help to setup your development environment, we'll be there to help before the workshop, starting at 5:30 PM.
See you soon!
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