4th Annual Holiday Party with Raymond Hettinger and Lightning Talks

San Francisco Python Meetup Group
San Francisco Python Meetup Group
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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 main-talk from Raymond Hettinger, live music, awesome food, raffles and more...

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. At the door (if available) - $25

Sign up to volunteer: https://goo.gl/b7cB5z

Submit Lightning Talks: https://bit.ly/sfpythoncfp



- Quicksort without recursion, or even a stack by Henry Chen
- Debugging distributed Python applications by Or Weis
- Use Python to Parse HTML for Book Quotes with Beautiful Soup by Lissie Siegle
- Lightkurve: a new Python package to discover planets! by Christina Hedges
- How to turn your scrap hardware into a machine learning workstation by *Linda Zhou*
- Give the Gift of Python by Grant Jenks
- Social skills for the introverted by Tyler Suard


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.


Our music this year mimics our favorite language and community: Flexible, inclusive, and diverse

Enjoy world music and some holiday tunes with a twist and groove, made especially for us, by notable musicians DJ Hey Love, award winning Pianist/Composer Jack Perla, and Bassist/Composer Aaron Germain. These musicians have recently played for Dreamforce too!


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 but you can transfer your ticket to other people.

**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.