Elon Musk is known to be particularly apprehensive about artificial intelligence. Although many of us are both excited and worried about the potential future of AI, most don't need to fear computers taking over in the creative realms of society.
Or do we? more>>
Drupal is a very widely used open-source content management system. It initially was released in 2001, and recent statistics show Drupal as the third-most popular content management system, with just less than 800,000 Web sites utilizing Drupal as a content management system. more>>
No, really! While on a normal day, the word "Microsoft" can be used as an antonym for "Open", the world of .NET seems to be going legitimately open source. more>>
There is a well known story about a scientist who gave a talk about the Earth and its place in the solar system. more>>
For any object moving through a fluid, forces are applied to the object as the fluid moves around it. A fluid can be something like water, or even something like the air around us. When the object is specifically designed to maximize the forces that the fluid can apply, you can designate these designs as airfoils. A more common name that most people would use is a wing. more>>
Recently there was some discussion about ways to ease the tired backs of kernel maintainers. Apparently the merge windows are times of great labor, and some folks wanted to alert contributors to some preferable code submission habits. more>>
I love Bitcoin. It's not a secret; I've written about Bitcoin mining and cryptocurrency in the past. I'm the first to admit, however, that we're at the very beginning of the cryptocurrency age. more>>
Whatever your opinions about Do Not Track, set them aside for a minute and just look at what the words say and who says them. Individuals—the people we call "users" (you know, like with drugs)—are the ones saying it. In grammatical terms, "do not track" is spoken in the first person. more>>
If you've spent any time around UNIX, you've no doubt learned to use and appreciate cron, the ubiquitous job scheduler that comes with almost every version of UNIX that exists. Cron is simple and easy to use, and most important, it just works. more>>
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Typically when a network is under my control, I like my servers to have static IPs. Whether the IPs are truly static (hard-coded into network configuration files on the host) or whether I configure a DHCP server to make static assignments, it's far more convenient when you know a server always will have the same IP. more>>
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If PyCon is not enough, Montréal-Python has the solution: a meetup! Now that your first incredible day of sprints is over, we are bringing on stage some of PyCon's superstar presenters for encore presentations.
This special Montréal-Python edition will be co-organized by MTLData, DevOpsMTL and DockerMTL.
Trey Causey: Scalable Machine Learning in Python using GraphLab Create
I'll be giving an overview of how to use GraphLab Create to quickly build scalable predictive models and deploy them to production using just an IPython notebook on a laptop.
Nina Zakharenko: Technical Debt - The code monster in everyone's closet
Technical debt is the code monster hiding in everyone's closet. If you ignore it, it will terrorize you at night. To banish it and re-gain your productivity, you'll need to face it head on.
Olivier Grisel: What's new in scikit-learn 0.16 and what's cooking in the master branch.
Scikit-learn is a Machine Learning library from the Python data ecosystem. Olivier will give an overview and some demos of the (soon to be | recently) released 0.16.0 version.
Jérome Petazzoni: Deep dive into Docker storage drivers
We will present how aufs and btrfs drivers compare from a high-level perspective, explaining their pros and cons. This will help the audience to make more informed decisions when picking the most appropriate driver for their workloads.
Pierre-Yves David: Mercurial, with real python bites
In this talk, we'll go over on the advantages of Python that helped the project both in its early life when so much feature needs to be implemented, but also nowaday when major companies like Facebook bet on Mercurial for scaling. We'll also point at the drawback of choosing Python and how some work-arounds had to be found. Finally, we'll look at how the choice of Python have an impact on the user too with a demonstration of the extensions system.
Thanks also to our special sponsors for this event: Docker Inc. and LightSpeed Retail
Nicolas Kruchten: Lightning talk
Nicolas Kruchten will be giving the first ever public demo of Datacratic's Machine Learning Database (MLDB): a product which is distributed as a Docker image and which uses Python as a plugin and scripting language.When:
Monday, April 13h 2015Where
Notman House 51 Rue Sherbrooke West, Montréal, QC H2X 1X2 https://goo.gl/maps/rg4jIHow
Just grab a ticket here: http://pycon-python-data-devops-docker.eventbrite.caSchedule:
- 6:00pm — Doors open
- 6:30pm — Presentations start
- 7:30pm — Break
- 7:45pm — Second round of presentations
- 9:00pm — One free beer offered at Bénélux just across the street
- Lightspeed Retail
- Docker Inc.
- Savoir-Faire Linux
Large enterprises and nuclear laboratories aren't the only organizations that need an Internet access policy and a means of enforcing it. My household has an Internet access policy, and the technique I've used to enforce it is applicable to almost any organization. In our case, I'm not too concerned about outside security threats. more>>
Many problems in science and engineering are modeled through ordinary differential equations (ODEs). An ODE is an equation that contains a function of one independent variable and its derivatives. more>>
SSH is a Swiss Army knife and Hogwart's magic wand all rolled into one simple command-line tool. As often as we use it, we sometimes forget that even our encrypted friend can be secured more than it is by default. For a full list of options to turn on and off, simply type man sshd_config to read the man page for the configuration file. more>>
Good news everyone !
If you ever wanted to experience web development with Python, we are organizing a workshop next week, on March 24th. The goal of this workshop is to learn about web application development and the common best practices. The workshop will be presented in both French and English.
Don't worry, you don't need to be a Python expert but a basic knowledge of Python is needed. If you've already followed a previous introduction workshop, you know everything needed!
Technically, we are going to work on Linux and on Mac. If you are on Windows we strongly encourage you to install a virtual environment VirtualBox by following these steps.
Just grab a free ticket here.
Tuesday, the 24th of March 2015 from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM) Pavillion Président-Kennedy Room PK-2605
Bring your laptop or pair up with someone else !