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Montréal-Python 59: Exceptional Fragmentation

Montreal Python - dim, 09/11/2016 - 23:00

Just in time for the returns of a new season of meetup we've organized and found speakers that we think will open you Python mind. As previously announced, this time we are visiting our friends from Ubisoft Montreal, they will start the evening by showcasing their usage of our favorite language and then introduced one of their key technology based on Python.

We'll also invite 2 other presenters this time: Rami will tell us how we could build amazing microservices with Python, Docker and Kubernetes. Roberto will then show us to scrape the web with the well known and very powerful Selenium library.

Let us know if you are planning to attend on our meetup page:, it always help in our planning.

Thanks to our sponsors we are planning to serve some food.


Benoit Gagnon: Flare, Ubisoft’s Scalable Video Transcoding Platform

We’ll zoom in on a few Python modules of Flare, Ubisoft’s internal and globally distributed video reviewing and collaboration platform. We’ll see how Python, FFMPEG, Numpy, Redis and Twisted can work together to create a robust and scalable backend using portable Python code. Caution: a gratuitous use of cat videos may or may not be featured in the demos.

Rami Sayar: Building Python Microservices with Docker and Kubernetes

Python is powering your production apps and you are struggling with the complexity, bugs and feature requests you need. You just don't know how to maintain your app anymore. You're scared you have created the kraken that will engulf your entire development team!

Microservices architecture has existed for as long as monolithic applications became a common problem. With the DevOps revolution, it is the time to seriously consider building microservice architectures with Python. This talk will share strategies on how to split up your monolithic apps and show you how to deploy Python microservices using Docker. We will get hands-on with a sample app, walk step-by-step on how to change the app's architecture and deploy it to the cloud.

No longer shall you deal with the endless complexities of monolithic Python apps. Fear the kraken no more!

Roberto Rocha: Selenium for scraping

Selenium is a package used to test websites with its versatile web driver. But it's also very useful as a data scraping tool when dealing with dynamic websites and user input. It allows you to simulate a user by submitting forms and clicking buttons. It's also handy for fetching web elements in multiple ways, whereto by CSS selector or XPath. I propose to demonstrate how to scrape the Soquij legal document website using Selenium.


Ubisoft Offices
5480 St-Dominique
Montréal, H2T 1V4


Tuesday, September 27th 2016 at 6pm

  • 6:00pm — Doors open
  • 6:30pm — Presentations start
  • 7:30pm — Break
  • 7:45pm — Second round of presentations
  • 9:00pm — End of the meeting, have a drink with us
We’d like to thank our sponsors for their continued support:
  • Ubisoft
  • UQÀM
  • Bénélux
  • Outbox
  • Savoir-faire Linux
  • Caravan
  • iWeb
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Montréal-Python 59: Call for speakers

Montreal Python - mar, 08/30/2016 - 23:00

September is back and it's for the Montreal Python community to gather again and share exciting new technologies and projects. This month, our friends from Ubisoft are welcoming us into their offices and are going to present to us how they are using Python and how they scaling it at large to powered some of their games.

We are also looking for speakers. It's your opporunity to submit your talk, write us at


Ubisoft Offices 5480 St-Dominique Montréal, H2T 1V4


Tuesday, September 27th 2016 at 6pm


The doors are going to be open but you can always let us know if you are coming on our meetup at the following address:

We’d like to thank our sponsors for their continued support:

  • Ubisoft
  • UQÀM
  • Bénélux
  • Outbox
  • Savoir-faire Linux
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Sous-Chef (Meals-on wheels) Final Sprint!

Montreal Python - sam, 08/13/2016 - 23:00

Join us on August 25th and contribute to the final sprint of Sous-chef, the new management platform of Santropol Roulant. They need our help to get the best tools to manage and deliver food to people with disabilities and difficulties.

This platform will be at the heart of their service and it's entirely based on Django. The project needs volunteers who would like give a hand by contributing to their open platform and pursuing it's development.

It's an opportunity to complete some tasks of the project (, and to get to know what the people of Santropol are doing. Although knowledge of Django is necessary to participate, you don't have to be an expert! Don't be afraid and join us.

Food will be prepared and served by the people from Santropol to the volunteers of the event!

This free event is co-organized by Santropol roulant, Montreal Python, Savoir-Faire Linux, PyLadies Montréal, Montréal Django, .

The event will be bilingual.


Thursday, Auguest 25th, doors are opening at 6pm (Everything start 6:30pm)


Santropol Roulant


Please grab a ticket on our meetup at the following url:

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Montreal Python - mar, 07/19/2016 - 23:00

Montreal Python developers, this event is for YOU! No matter your favourite programming language, come and grab a burger and a beer in excellent company!

This year, for our traditional inter-community barbecue, we think big! Thanks to the financial and logistic support of our sponsors, we offer you a networking activity you won't soon forget.

What's in store
  • Huge 225 m² tent with a capacity of 150+ seated guests
  • Deck terrace overlooking the Île Notre Dame Lake
  • Access to the beach, as well as a private volley-ball court
  • 100% beef and vegetarian hamburgers
  • Microbrewery beer, GURU and soft drinks
  • View of the closing fireworks of L'International des Feux Loto-Québec
  • Free parking included

Come one, come all, to an event you won't want to miss!

For more information and tickets, visit the Meetup page.

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Epic Lameness

Eric Dorland - lun, 09/01/2008 - 17:26 now supports OpenID. Hooray! I'd like to make a comment on a thread about the RTL8187se chip I've got in my new MSI Wind. So I go to sign in with OpenID and instead of signing me in it prompts me to create an account with a name, username and password for the account. Huh? I just want to post to their forum, I don't want to create an account (at least not explicitly, if they want to do it behind the scenes fine). Isn't the point of OpenID to not have to create accounts and particularly not have to create new usernames and passwords to access websites? I'm not impressed.
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Sentiment Sharing

Eric Dorland - lun, 08/11/2008 - 23:28
Biella, I am from there and I do agree. If I was still living there I would try to form a team and make a bid. Simon even made noises about organizing a bid at DebConfs past. I wish he would :)

But a DebConf in New York would be almost as good.
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