April 17, 2014 · 7:00 PM
This month, we're meeting at the Sonobi offices in Winter Park, just half a block East of Hannibal Square at the corner of Pennsylvania Ave and New England Ave. The nice folks at Sonobi are sponsoring us this month and supplying food and drinks as well as the speaker and venue! Be sure to thank them, and if you're looking for a great gig using Python every day, they're looking for you!
About Our Talk:
The topic of our talk will be the different approaches to distributed computing using Python. James Westover of Sonobi will cover the basics of multithreading, multiprocessing, and Message Passing Interface (MPI). As related to these topics James will talk about the Python Global Interpreter Lock (GIL), the risks and rewards of shared memory, and the dangers of distributed file systems. In addition to making comparisons between the methods, James will discuss how Python fits into other distributed computational frameworks like MapReduce/Hadoop and Storm.
About Our Speaker:
James Westover is a long time Python enthusiast and a former physicist who left science for the allures of private industry. His programming experience covers a wide array of topics including but not limited to Price Forecasting, Large Scale Data Analysis, High Performance Scientific Computing, Web Programming, Cloud Computing, and Systems Administration. James is currently employed at Sonobi in Winter Park, FL, working on their back end ad serving technology and data mining endeavors.
About Our Sponsors:
Sonobi is a digital display advertising company that brings web publishers and advertisers together via a single buying and selling solution tuned to enable publishers to maximize ad revenue and advertisers to buy quality impressions.