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Fall is beginning and Montréal-Python is inviting the Python community to its 11th "Project Night" event in the hearth of the Plateau Mont-Royal at the office of ours friends of Outbox (http://www.outboxtechnology.com/).
For the newcomer, the Project Nights of Montréal-Python are evening of work and of exchange around real world projects and things you want to share. The idea is to come to work on your own project or to join another team working on something you would learn or could help on.
We already have a couple of projects for you:
Work on Montreal-Python Website Upgrade to latest django and migration to Heroku https://github.com/mtlpy/mtlpyweb
Introduction and learning of Python
If you have any project idea, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or just tell us during the project night.When
Thursday, October 8th at 6 PM
Warning, please make sure to arrive before 7PM cause the door will be locked afterWhere
At the office of our friends of Outbox (http://www.outboxtechnology.com/)
3575 Saint-Laurent Boulevard, suite 800, Montreal
Please grab a free ticket on our Eventbrite page at: http://python-project-night-11.eventbrite.ca
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We've got so many great propositions of talks for our first event of the season. We are very excited to welcome you next Monday at UQAM. It is your opportunity to meet the Python Community of Montreal !
Also we would like to thank again our generous sponsors for renewing their support to our community. Particularly, we would like to thank w.illi.am/, Outbox and Savoir-faire Linux for their continuous support.Flash presentations:
David Taylor will introduce his module chorogrid, which makes regular and tiled choropleth maps for geographical data visualization.
Jordi Gutiérrez Hermoso: pudb, the IDE debugger without an IDE!
Mathieu Gauthier-Pilote: Présentation de la Semaine québécoise de l'informatique libreMain program:
Melanie Dubois (Office National du Film): Le mystère des tests unitaires
Vous sera conté, une tranche de vie sur les tests à l'Office National du Film du Canada. Pendant la présentation, nous verrons quelques trucs qui ont permis d'accélérer la performance de ces tests mystérieux, ceci, accompagné d'exemples concrets.
Stéphane Wirtel: Python & PostgreSQL, a Wonderful Wedding
Python and PostgreSQL, two tools we like to use for our projects but do you know everything about them?
The talk will give an overview of psycopg2, Peewee, SQLAlchemy, Alembic and PL/Python, these libraries can be used with PostgreSQL.
Justin Churchill: Ceph a simple understanding
How CEPH differs from legacy storage solutions and what are the top three features of CEPH.When:
Monday, September 14th 2015Where:
201, avenue du Président-Kennedy
- 6:00pm — Doors open
- 6:30pm — Presentations start
- 7:30pm — Break
- 7:45pm — Second round of presentations
- 9:00pm — One free beer (or equivalent) offered at Bénélux just across the street
- Savoir-faire Linux