For our January meetup, we will have two main presentations. First up, Peter Wang will present a short overview of Python packaging tools and challenges, and open up the floor for Q&A with him and a few maintainers of the conda/Anaconda tech stack about everything ranging from distutils, setuptools, pip, virtualenv, wheels, etc. If you have heard or have felt that "Python packaging sucks", this is a great time to find out why and potential ways to make it suck less.
Our second talk, by Dustin Ingram, will be about "Data Protection for Developers: Past, Present and Future". It's a somewhat general talk about data protection laws, but for a technical audience. This is bound to be of interest not only to the data scientists, but also to the software devs in Python community.
Our sponsor this month is Cirrus Logic (http://cirrus.com). They are looking for talented devs to join the team, and will have staff in attendance who can answer your questions about their job opportunities and the kinds of work there.