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A fascinating night of all things Python
Please do read our code of conduct, by attending you are agreeing to be bound by it. Please don't forget to bring your Skills Matter code too! --- November is the Python language month at Linuxing In London. It is a really important and flexible language used across everything from the humble Raspberry Pi to the biggest EC2 instance on AWS! Python is used throughout the world and tonight we have a team of stunning experts explaining the subtleties of this wonderful language. We would like to thank the London Python community, in particular Mario Corchero Jiménez, for the magnificent work in organising this evening. --- [Don't forget to get your Skills Matter code]. 18:00 Doors open. 18:15 Everyone seated and an introduction to Linuxing In London. 18:20 Future’s made of Virtual Environments by Laszlo Kiss-Kollar. 18:50 Q&A. 18:55 List me your virtues by Mai Gimenez. 19:15 Q&A. 19:25 Refreshment break. 19:45 High performance Python for science with Ian Ozsvald. 20:05 Q&A. 20:10 Time to take out the rubbish: Python garbage collection in Linux systems with Pablo Galindo. 20:30 Q&A. 20:35 Finish. 20:40 Community slot and free raffle 20:45 Off to Skills Matter’s bar for a soft drink. NB: The final timings and format are subject to change and revision. --- You MUST sign up at Skills Matter for health and safety too: Please do read our code of conduct, by attending you are agreeing to be bound by it. --- Speakers' details: 1. László Kiss-Kollar is a senior software engineer at Bloomberg working in the Python Infrastructure team. Previously he worked on a diverse set of areas like vector processors, high performance computing and the Java Virtual Machine. In his free time he loves tinkering with computers, cameras and guitars when not spending time with his family. 2. Mai Giménez is a PhD candidate and researches machine learning algorithms in many different fields. However, at the moment she is mostly focused on Natural Language Understanding in Social Media. Much of her work and study is done using, of course, Python, because the Neural Networks might be complex but your code shouldn't be! She is a board member of the Spanish Python Association, helped in organising several PyConES conferences, and is a proud member of the Pyladies. Empathy is her superpower; it is the best to have, ever! 3. Ian Ozsvald is a Senior Data Science Coach, he co-organises the annual PyData London conference with 500+ attendees and the associated 8,000+ member monthly meetup. He runs the established Data Science consultancy as Principal Data Scientist in London, gives conference talks internationally often as a keynote speaker and is the author of the best selling O'Reilly book High Performance Python. He has 16 years of experience as a senior technical leader, data scientist and coach. 4. Pablo Galindo Salgado is a physicist and software engineer. Currently, he works at Bloomberg in the Python infrastructure team but in the past he used to work with numerical simulations of rotating black holes. He is a Python Core developer and likes to talk about tensor equations, Linux, differential geometry and cats. ---- We have started a Linuxing In London project to get Linux laptops into the hands of aspiring developers. If you know of anyone who has kit (old laptops, etc.) which can be reused and recycled into Linux systems please contact Brian at [masked] We have given away three+ nice Linux laptops to #womenintech (for free) thus far! We want to do more, your ideas and old equipment is most welcome :)

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What we're about

Linuxing in London is about celebrating Linux, open source software and clever technologies.

Our aim is to bring together vendors, suppliers, enthusiasts and IT professionals, and anyone who's just curious concerning Linux and open source software, its strengths, its capacity and its mysteries.

We make every effort to be an inclusive group. Please be sure to familiarise yourself with our code of conduct. (

Everyday we use Linux and open source software without even knowing it. It powers Google, Facebook, Docker and most of the Internet infrastructure. Without Linux and open source the world would not be as connected as it is, or look as it does.

In this modern age the development of open source software and Linux is striking. It is changing every week, there are new products coming out, almost at the speed of light. We feel there needs to be a tangible and friendly space to discuss those developments and learn from each other, that isn’t the pub or dominated by men.

Our objectives:

• to provide a safe and friendly environment where people can come together, talk and be informed about free and open source software.

• to hold regular presentations from open source specialists on everything from the Linux kernel, the command line to Linux in the Cloud, and much more.

• encourage everyone to talk about and to use free and open source software. We are Linux distribution agnostic, we like BSD and all derivatives too!

All of our events are free to participants.

We are committed to a non-profit ethos and make a real effort to address the gender imbalance in technology. Women get ticketing priority at all Linuxing In London events.

We meet at London's premier technology venue, Skills Matter, every month.

But if you have any ideas, suggestions for topics or sponsorship (someone to pay for the soft drinks and nibbles!) please contact us.

Brian Byrne and David Ross

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