Past Meetup

A fascinating night of all things Python

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Skills Matter, CodeNode

10 South Place, London, EC2M 7EB · London

How to find us

Between Liverpool Street and Moorgate stations.

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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.


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, pizza thanks to Bloomberg!

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.


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.

Twitter: @lkisskol and GitHub: @lkollar

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!

Twitter @maidotgimenez and on

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.

Twitter: @ianozsvald GitHub: and at

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.

Twitter: @pyblogsal and GitHub: @pablogsal


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! :)