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PyCon Practice Talks and more

MIghty Pythonistas,

Pycon, the time of great fun and rejoicing is here. To prepare, I invite all of you from LA area who are giving talks to come and practice. And the rest of us will get a sneak peak. You can help the presenters shape that talk.
(Are you doing a talk at PyCon, come join us)

Venue, Beer, food that is specifically not pizza, will be catered by

This meetup will be broadcast on Google Hangout:

PyCon Talks to be presented:

  - Character encoding and Unicode in Python: How to (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻ with dignity by Esther Nam and Travis Fischer

Non PyCon Talks:

  - Password Security with Python: From Zero to Hero by Randal Degges


Just a heads up. There is free (around 20 spaces) parking at but it is gated. Some will be in front of the gate before 7pm with a sign to let you folks.If you show up after 7pm

The Santa Monica Library is right across the street and it has a reasonable (for Santa Monica) rates (first 2 1/2 hours is $2). See here:

DO NOT PARK in the parking lot on the side of the building, it is monthly only and they will TOW.

Entrance Instructions:

If you were let into the parking lot, please proceed to the elevator and go to floor 3, the suite is 310. There will be signs.

If you are entering from the outside, please use the intercom. Press big red button, dial 310 and we will buzz you in. proceed to the elevator and go to floor 3, the suite is 310. There will be signs.


We will be catering Mexican food from delicious Baja Fresh. There will be sodas and beer.

Thank You to our Sponsors: is looking for a DevOps/Developer. We got Python, SaltStack, and some exciting Legacy systems to work on. SoCal Piggies Organizer, Michael R works for ... so reach out to him during the meeting if you are interested.


The policy for this group has always been: we are recruiter free. All recruiters will be escorted out promptly. Recruiters may contact us for future sponsorship opportunities.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Travis, can we get the other guy's presentation; you mentioned at the beginning of your talk?

    March 22, 2014

  • Randall D.

    Yoooooo. Here's a link to my talk on Password Security -- was great meeting ya'll!

    March 21, 2014

  • Travis F.

    We will be putting ours up in preparation for PyCon sometime in the next couple of weeks. Will drop a note here when we do.

    March 21, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great presentations, I learned a lot. Any links to slides?

    March 21, 2014

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