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3rd Annual Holiday Party with Raymond Hettinger and Lightning Talks

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It's that time of the year to have our 3rd 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...

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We are still flushing out the details, including looking for video sponsors and a live band, but here is what we got so far:

Lightning Talks

• Linting for beginners by Ahsan Zahid

• Zebras and Lasers by Jonas Neubert

• 2FA, OTP, WTF? by Kelley Robinson

• How to discover a planet using 12 lines of Python code? by Geert Barentsen

• Bot Racing! by John Ellis

• Docker but for data: Quilt is an open source Python project by Aneesh Karve

• Datasette - publish an instant JSON API for a SQLite database by Simon Willison

Main talk on Python 3.7's new dataclasses from Raymond Hettinger

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.


5:45pm Check-in / reception

6:15pm DJ Vision and/or 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)

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 ( 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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