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Hello everyone!

April is here and we have exciting news for you.

We’ve teamed up with the fine folks at CraftConf ( to bring you two renowned international speakers: Katherine Daniels and Jeremy Edberg.

For logistical reasons out of our hands, we’re going to have to start the meetup a little bit earlier than usual so make sure you arrive on time if you don’t want to miss the talks.

And of course, each attendee is entitled to a free drink, generously paid for by this month's sponsor, Mito ( Thanks, Mito!

So without further ado, here’s the program:

17:30: Doors open

18:00: Introduction talk by the organizers

18:15: Katherine Daniels ( - Press Start: Beginning a New Adventure (Job) (EN)

Starting at a new company can feel overwhelming, with all the new people to meet and new technology to learn. This can be especially true as a member of a minority group, where we can unfortunately often feel out of place even without the additional pressure of being the ‘n00b’. When you’re starting a new job, what resources are available to help? How can you find allies and prioritize all the side quests and meeting requests? While there aren’t any guaranteed cheat codes that can make your first weeks or months at a new job go flawlessly, this talk will provide a few pointers and tips for making your starting adventures as successful as they can be.

About Katherine:

Katherine Daniels ( is an operations engineer at Etsy ( She got her start in programming with TI-80 calculators back when Geocities was still cool, and these days has opinions on things like 'the cloud' and 'devops'. Before escaping to the world of operations at NYC-based startups, she spent a few years doing QA and systems engineering in the corporate world. She lives in Brooklyn with a perfectly reasonable number of cats, and in her spare time can often be found rock climbing or making hot sauce.

18:45: Break

19:00: Jeremy Edberg ( - Learning Python on the job and how the cloud makes it harder (EN)

At this meetup you'll hear how when I started at reddit in 2007 I had never written a line of Python in my life, and by 2010 I was presenting at Pycon. I'll talk about how I learned Python on the job and some of the things I had to figure out about Python in a virtualized cloud environment, something very few people had ever dealt with at that point. You'll also get to hear updated results of the experiment I last conducted in 2010, specifically for Pycon.

About Jeremy:

Jeremy (aka Jedberg) ( is an angel investor and advisor for various incubators and startups and was the founding member of the reliability group at Netflix, the largest video streaming service in the world, hosted entirely on AWS. Previously he managed operations for reddit where he was responsible for reddit's Amazon EC2-based platform that handled over 17 million unique visitors a month and over a billion page views (at the time). Jeremy has also worked as a Systems Administrator, Programmer, and Security Engineer for eBay, PayPal, Sendmail and UC Berkeley. Jeremy also tech-edited the highly acclaimed AWS for Dummies. He holds a Cognitive Science degree from UC Berkeley.

19:30: Final break, drinks, and discussions

We hope to see all of you there!