Past Meetup

Selenium for pythonistas

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For May's meetup, Santiago Suarez Ordoñez (, committer for Selenium will show you the best practices for writing automated functional tests for your Python Web Apps.


6:15p - Check-in and mingle,with Pizza and Beer provided by our generous sponsor Yelp!

7:00p - Welcome and announcements

7:10p - 3-4 Lightning Talks (5 minutes each)

7:30p - Featured Talk

8:15p - Q & A and more mingling, ping pong, pool

10:00p - Doors close. Late owls continue on to Thirty Bear

*Please take note of the important check-in details at Yelp*

Lightning talks line-up:

Scott Lobdell - How to generate collages using python imaging library and binary trees

Brain Rue - Things you might not know about Python Exceptions

Shannon -jj Behrens - Using Python to control Minecraft

Main talk:

Selenium for pythonistas is aimed at full-stack python web developers, who although aren't QA engineers, would still like to produce higher quality code by incorporating functional tests to their toolkit. You will get a solid understanding of why and when Selenium should be used as well as best practices for writing robust and maintainable tests for your python web apps that can be run in any continuous integration setup.

Main Speaker's Bio:

Santiago Suarez Ordoñez ( is currently a Lead Backend Developer at Sauce Labs and a committer for Selenium, an open-source automated testing framework. For almost four years now, he has helped Sauce's biggest customers improve their test automation skills, played a key part in building Sauce Labs' cloud-based browser testing service and contributed to making Selenium reach the level of quality we all enjoy today. He has also presented at numerous testing conferences and tech meet-ups.

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