PyCon 2014 in Montreal is over but whitespace is still strong with us. To appease the desire for more wonderful things we can do with Python we are scheduling this meetup. And we bring a little of PyCon 2014 into it.
We got food, soft drinks, beer and wine:
The most important part of meetup will be served. Delicious tacos and other good mexican goodies, assortment of drinks, beer and wine.
Can not make it in person, We are on Google Hangout Link (up to 8 people):
We got Talks:
"Code Jankyness" by Eric Rasmussen.
The talk will focus on what not to do in code and Python specifically. This talk has been presented before with huge success and is of the Gary Bernhardt "Wat" variety :)
"Building the App" by Mike Bayer (creator of SQLAlchemy)
This is a talk recorded live during PyCon 2014. In this talk we'll illustrate a simple web application using SQLAlchemy, showing off the style of development that SQLAlchemy is most geared towards, the so-called ""foundational"" style which provides for development and maintainance of custom conventions which then service the needs of the model declarations and use case implementations. After the talk Michael R and others who use SQLAlchemy will attempt to answer all and any questions about SQLALchemy
"GeoAlchemy2: Looking for Waldo the right way and more ..." by Nik Ridder
This talk will show you how do you use Postgres's PostGIS geospacial extensions using SQLAlchemy extension GeoAlchemy2". If you ever need to deal with maps this is definately the way to go.
"Hipster Supercomputing with MPI4Py" by Dave Shepard
Everyone talks about big data like it’s a new thing. You've probably heard some of the buzzwords, like Hadoop, Akka, Mahout, etc. You can crunch some massive data sets with those tools, but what do you do when they aren't enough? One answer is MPI. MPI is hipster supercomputing—it was used for big data before big data was cool. As Pythonists, we’re lucky to have an easily-accessible gateway to MPI. This talk will cover the basics of writing big systems for data processing with the MPI4Py library. We’ll explore problems that fit MPI better than Hadoop, and how MPI frees us from having to turn our code into map-reduce jobs.
"Python, Cassandra, & cqlengine" by Blake Eggleston
cqlengine is a Cassandra CQL 3 Object Mapper for Python that makes interacting with Cassandra much eachies. Blake will go do an intro to Cassandra, describe how you can interact with it with cqlengine, and potentially talk about some of the cqlengine internals.
Where is the meetup? And when does it start?
The meetup is hosted in Santa Monica at Cars.com at 7:30pm, so you have more time to get there after work.
701 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica CA 90401 (google map)
Suite 310 (3rd Floor)
What about parking?
After 6 PM there is a bit of parking around on the street. The Santa Monica Library also offers pretty cheap rates.