What we're about

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 (https://pybay.com/2019-speaker-info/) process. CFP closes May 12, 2019

• If you'd like to submit a 5 mins lightning talk or 10-15 mins short talk, please use this form (https://bit.ly/sfpythoncfp).

• If you'd like to sponsor our events, please start here (https://goo.gl/forms/QyYOOxSVFj3zHnaI3).

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. It's a 4-day event in August with 750+ Python devs, 9+ workshops, 60+ talks, expo, happy hour, and a lot more.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKMUUiioi5g

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, drinks and live music.

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://bit.ly/sfpythoncfp), being a sponsor or supporting us financially!

Upcoming events (5+)

PyBay2019: 4th Annual SF Bay Area Python Conference

UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center

This August 15-18, join 750+ Bay Area Pythonistas at PyBay2019 (https://pybay.com/), the 4th annual SF Bay Area regional Python conference in San Francisco, CA. This is by far the most epic production of SF Python's events. Most educational and fun too! Check out our 2017 highlights video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmB6ODYAYUQ Early Bird tickets were sold out in 1 day, get your ticket now to secure your seat! https://ti.to/sf-python/pybay2019 PyBay2019 features: - 8 workshops, 55+ talks, 20+ lightning talks, 10+ 'impromptu' meetups... - Fun events such as a Maker-themed happy hour, book signing, - Expo with sponsors that are hiring or showcasing software development tools - Headline speakers include: - Raymond Hettinger - Python core dev; seasoned Python trainer) - Rachel Thomas - Co-founder of Fast.ai.; Selected by Forbes as one of “20 Incredible Women Advancing AI Research.” - Peter Norvig - Co-author of the leading textbook in artificial intelligence, Artificial Intelligence: A modern Approach, Creator of the Pytudes and Research Director at Google Luciano Ramahlo - Author of Orielly's Fluent Python and Technical Principal at Thoughtworks - Emily Moorehouse - Co-founder and Director of Engineering at Cuttlesoft. Python core developer. PyCon 2019 co-chair. - Lukasz Langa - Python core Developer, Python 3.8 release manager, Creator of Black - Dustin Ingram - Maintainer for PyPi, Developer Advocate at Google and PyTexas Organizer Michael Sully - Core developer for mypy, Software engineer at Dropbox Alark Joshi - Data Visualization Researcher and an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of San Francisco Mahmoud Hashemi - Author of O'Reilly's Enterprise Software with Python, Organizer of the Pyninsula Python meetup Lisa Roach - cPython core dev and Production Engineer at Facebook David Lord - core maintainer of the Flask web application framework and related libraries More info - https://pybay.com This community conference is made possible by volunteers and amazing sponsors such as: Bloomberg, IBM, Sony, Jetbrains, Linode, Yelp, Anvil, HouseCanary, Vinta, Preferred Network, Microsoft, Rookout, Hubb

SF Python Presentation Night - Topic TBD

On the second Wed of each month, join ~180 devs at SF Python's presentation night. If you'd like to present at future meetups, please submit your talk ideas [here](https://bit.ly/sfpythoncfp) Our generous sponsor Yelp will also provide pizza and drinks for this evening. ##PROGRAM ###Lightning talks Could Be You! Could Be You! Could Be You! Please submit your talk ideas [here](https://bit.ly/sfpythoncfp) ###Short talk(~10 mins + Q&A) Could Be You! ###Main talk (30 mins) Could Be You! ##AGENDA 6:00p - Check-in and mingle, with food provided by our generous sponsor! 7:05p - Welcome 7:30p - Door close 7:10p - Announcements, lightning talks and main talk 8:15p - More mingling 9:30p - Hard stop This event is produced by: *SF Python, a volunteers-run organization aiming to foster the Python Community in the Bay Area. Please check out their flagship event, [PyBay2019](https://pybay.com), and consider attending the 5th Annual Regional Python Conference in SF August2020.* *Yelp 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.*

Project Night at Optimizely

Optimizely HQ

Into Python and want to experience how cool the Python Community is? Join ~150 Pythonistas at SF Python's Project Night on 9/18! The format is similar to an un-conference. We start with a free food and drink reception from our generous sponsor Optimizely. After formal introductions, Pythonistas join up with like minds to: - enjoy our featured tutorial - learn, share, and contribute at planned and spontaneous Special Interest Groups (SIG) - hack on your own projects Who should attend? =================== - Anyone interested in our planned tutorial or SIGs - Anyone who want to hack on your work, personal or open-source projects - Experienced devs who want to lead a regular or spontaneous discussion group - Anyone interested in mentoring others The plan: ------------- * 6:00p Begin check-in * 6:50p Introductions: tell us about your project and/or the kind of help you seek * 7:00p Make yourself comfortable and start hacking, or attend one of the tutorials or SIGs * 7:30p Door Close * 9:30p Wrap up / Hard Stop Tutorials offered ================ TUTORIAL LEADER COULD BE YOU!!! Please submit your tutorial proposal to: https://bit.ly/sfpythontutorial Special interest groups ====================== Biocommons SIG --------------------------------------------------- The biocommons software packages help genetic testing companies map patient sequence variation to reference genomes. Software: https://github.com/biocommons/ Docs: https://hgvs.readthedocs.io/en/stable/intro.html Gitter Group: https://gitter.im/biocommons/devs Join us to hack on the installation docs, improve our test coverage, or pick your own issue to solve. (All skill levels are welcome!) Pydata SIG ------------------------------------------ The PyData SIG brings together people interested in statistics, machine learning, and deep learning to share ideas and learn from each other. The focus will be Python's scientific stack - NumPy, SciPy, Pandas, scikit-learn, PyTorch, TensorFlow, Keras, and related packages. Beginner SIG -------------------------------------------- Just getting started learning Python or programming in general? Come to the beginner SIG and work to up your Python skills. ##This event is produced by SF Python, a volunteers-run organization aiming to foster the Python Community in the Bay Area. Please check out their flagship event, [PyBay2019](https://pybay.com), 4th Annual Regional Python Conference in SF this August. *Venue and reception is through the generosity of [Optimizely](https://www.optimizely.com/), the world’s leader in digital experience optimization, allowing businesses to dramatically drive up the value of their digital products, commerce and campaigns through its best in class experimentation software platform*

SF Python Presentation Night at Checkr

On the second Wed of each month, join ~180 devs at SF Python's presentation night. If you'd like to present at future meetups, please submit your talk ideas [here](https://bit.ly/sfpythoncfp) Our generous sponsor Checkr will also provide pizza and drinks for this evening. ##PROGRAM ###Lightning talks Could Be You! Could Be You! Could Be You! Please submit your talk ideas [here](https://bit.ly/sfpythoncfp) ###Short talk(~10 mins + Q&A) Could Be You! ###Main talk (30 mins) Could Be You! ##AGENDA 6:00p - Check-in and mingle, with food provided by our generous sponsor! 7:05p - Welcome 7:30p - Door close 7:10p - Announcements, lightning talks and main talk 8:15p - More mingling 9:30p - Hard stop This event is produced by: *SF Python, a volunteers-run organization aiming to foster the Python Community in the Bay Area. Please check out their flagship event, [PyBay2019](https://pybay.com), 4th Annual Regional Python Conference in SF on August 15-18.* Food, drinks, and venue for this meetup is through the generosity of **Checkr, modernizing background checks to build a fairer future by improving the understand of the past. Please consider their [job opportunities](https://checkr.com/careers/?gh_src=gi63rn5r1) if you or someone you know are looking!.*

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