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4th Annual Holiday Party with Raymond Hettinger and Lightning Talks
Save the date for SF Python's Holiday Party and submit your Lightning Talk Proposals by Nov 18: bit.ly/sfpythoncfp Please secure your tickets for this always sold out event on https://ti.to/sf-python/bay-area-holiday-party-2018 Early Bird - $15, Regular Bird - $20. It's that time of the year to have our 4th Annual Holiday Party! In case you haven't heard the raved reviews, the Holiday Party is the largest gathering of Python Devs in SF/Bay Area outside of PyBay, the Regional Conference. We will do it the old fashion way - lightning talks, a live band, a main-talk from Raymond Hettinger, raffles and more... MAIN TALK Python Holiday Fun: Learning from Puzzles and Games by Raymond Hettinger Have some fun during the holidays making your computer smarter. * Generating crossword and word search puzzles with Jupyter * Einstein Problem: SAT Solver * Best play in Mastermind: Information Gain * Sliding block puzzle: Breadth First Search * Sudoku: Constraint Solver with Backtracking * Liar's Hi/Lo: Iterative Bayesian Solver * Rock/Paper/Scissors: Pattern Recognition and Prediction Raymond Hettinger has been a Python Core Developer since 2001 and received the Python Software Foundation Distinguished Service Award in 2014. He is the author of many parts of Python, including itertools, collections, sets, soerted, enumerate, and reversed. Currently, he runs an international Python training and consulting business. He shares his wisdom on twitter via @raymondh and is among the most well-received speaker at Python Conferences around the world. Agenda 5:45pm Check-in / reception 6:15pm Live Band 6:50pm Opening Remarks 6:55pm Lightning Talks 7:35pm Break: Music, networking, more drinks/food 7:55pm Raffle/Thank yous to Community Leaders 8:00pm Feature Speaker + Q&A 9:05pm Closing 9:30pm Hard Stop The holiday party is also SF Python's annual fundraising event, tickets are: $15 - early bird $20 - regular bird $25 - at the door (if available) There is no refund for this event. Questions? Feel free to reach out to the leadership team Grace - SF Python Organizer / PyBay Chair **SF Python is a volunteer-run organization with a mission to build a stronger community and Python ecosystem in SF/Bay Area. We do this by producing engaging, content-riched events for developers to learn and share together. Our operational cost comes from sponsors' and members' contribution. Please consider making a donation (https://secure.meetup.com/sfpython/contribute/). We are also looking for companies interested in sponsoring our talk videos so we can put them on our YouTube channel, please message the leadership team if you are interested in helping out. **Yelp is hosting our holiday party this year. It sees 89 million mobile users and 79 million desktop users every month. Keeping everything running smoothly requires the best and brightest in the industry. Their engineers come from diverse technical backgrounds and value digital craftsmanship, open-source, and creative problem-solving. They write tests, review code, and push multiple times a day. Come out and talk to them.

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SF Python is your opportunity to grow your technical career by learning and sharing what you know with other local Python developers!

• If you'd like to submit a 25 or 40 mins talk, please do so via PyBay's CFP (
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Organized by a handful of volunteers with the help of some faithful sponsors and your generous donations, we host about 20 events a year:

2 monthly meetups (http://sfpythonmeetup.com/)

- Presentation Night on the 2nd Wednesday of each month features intermediate to advanced level tech talks from Python Software Foundation members, core developers of open-source projects, and local software engineers.

- Project Night on the 3rd Wednesday of most months offers a chill evening to hack on projects, get questions answered, mentor other devs, or attend a tutorial. It's usually held at various companies in SF so you get to sample how different companies are using Python.

.PyBay, a yearly regional Python Conference (http://pybay.com/)

PyBay is the local version of PyCon. You can save on travel costs and still have an experience of the conference that serious python developers aspire to attend. PyBay is a 3-day weekend conference in August featuring 40 talks and 400+ attendees.

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An annual holiday party (http://bayareapython.com/)

We think you'd agree that if you have been coming to SF Python's events, you have been advancing in your field. So come celebrate the year with us. We will listen to more amazing speakers while enjoying great food and drinks. Who knows, if we continue to get lucky, we will have more amazing entertainers to help us celebrate the year.

Why do we put these events up?

We believe there is power in in-person interactions. We believe in learning, sharing, and helping each other out. And we have seen the results. We have heard stories of people getting their problems solved because of the talks and the people they met at our events. We have witnessed people grow in their career, from receiving their first internship to landing their first speaking gig at conferences. We have even heard companies migrating to a different platform/technologies after attending our conference.

We look forward to your joining this awesome community - be it attending our events, giving a talk (https://goo.gl/forms/jOWUwI2R2ENvzCIr1), being a sponsor or supporting us financially!

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