Past Meetings, events and meetups

Dec. 11th 2012

Randall Degges: "Introduction to OpenCNAM, Justin Hampton: "The Role and Representation of Python in the Online Education Boom"

Sept. 27th 2012

Danny Greenfeld: "An Extreme Talk about the Zen of Python"; Jonathan LaCour (DreamHost): "Introduction to OpenStack" (DreamHost offices downtown)

July 20th 2012

Josiah Carlson (author, "Redis in action"): "On the power of Python + Redis" (GraphEffect offices, 1447 Cloverfield Blvd #200, Santa Monica, CA 90404)

Mar. 15 2012

Michael Foord: "Mock testing in Python with the Mock module"

Disney Animation Studios, Burbank

Feb. 22 2012

Craig Kairsterns (Heroku): "Recent and emerging trends for the future of application development - A Heroku perspective"; Joshua Timberman (Opscode): "Application Deployment is System State"

Jan. 19th 2012

Roy Shea (Parking in Motion): "Introduction to debugging in Python with pdb"; Rob Zinkov: "Scikit.learn - Machine Learning in Python" -- a gentle tutorial on writing machine learning programs in Python

Nov. 10th 2011

Jonathan LaCour (VP of Software Development @ DreamHost) - "Python Metaclasses"; David Litwin (founder @ cinely.com): "Approaching technical challenges from a startup's perspective"; Tommi Virtanen (Senior Developer @ DreamHost) - "Concurrency, Parallelism, Events, Asynchronicity, Oh My"

DreamHost offices

July 21st 2011

Code examples: "Examples of unit tests that saved the day"

Evite offices on Sunset Blvd

June 18, 2011

SoCal Piggies/PyLadies Hackathon: A fun day of coding and hanging out with fellow Python developers. Mentors will be going around helping with Python, Git, Sphinx docs, PyPI packaging, and more.

Border Stylo office in Hollywood (see http://bit.ly/j8NXBW)

June 16, 2011

Jathan McCollum: "Python@AOL: The Snake Behind the Walled Garden" - presentation on AOL's revamped open source strategy and how Python is used at AOL; Jeff Schenck: "Knowing Things (with Blingalytics)" - Jeff will talk about how to use Blingalytics (business intelligence tool developed at Adly) and take-home lessons they learned while building it.

The meeting was held at AOL Beverly Hills, 331 N. Maple Dr (at 3rd St), Beverly Hills, CA 90210

May 26, 2011

Raymond Hettinger: Medley of talks starting with "Fun with the Newer Tools in Python" and following with brand new material on using super() and on the descriptor protocol; Paul Hildebrandt: "Where we use Python at Walt Disney Animation Studios", Todd Scopio: "How we use Python at Walt Disney Animation Studios"

The meeting was held at the Walt Disney Animation Studios, Burbank (Google Map / Street View)

April 28, 2011

Steve Wedig: "Python Tricks Used at Lingospot" (Slides and Code); 10-minute lightning talks: Daniel Greenfeld: "Python Worst Practices", Audrey Roy: "Introducing the PyLadies"; Round table: PyCon reflections

February 17, 2011

Grig Gheorghiu: "Working in the multi-cloud with libcloud"; Roundtable on deployment/config mgmt tools @ Evite offices (8800 Sunset Blvd., 3rd floor, West Holywood, CA 90069)

January 20, 2011

Jessica Stanton and Warren Runk: Nudge: "Is your service a 'goer', know what I mean?"; Evite dev team: discussion on how Python is used at Evite

November 2010

Some of us went to the R/Data Analysis User Group meetup on "Software tools for data analysis; The future of R" at UCLA.

Thursday August 20, 2010

Merlin Corey: "Autopythonomation - Automating away all your concerns with a powerful Python" Flask application that runs the slides will be released from an upcoming update to the slides so you can automate your next talk

Held at Technical Connections office, 11400 Olympic Suite 700, Los Angeles, California

Thursday June 17th, 2010

Howard Golden: "The Python Hitchhiker's Guide to Haskell"

Michael Pan: "Report on pomsets (selected to be showcased at Structure2010)"

Held at Language Weaver office, Howard Hughes Center, 6060 Center Drive, Ste 150, Los Angeles, CA 90045-8808.

Thursday May 27th, 2010

Good turnout.

Jathan McCollum presented "Intro to Twisted"

Adam Bernier showed us "Intro to Flask framework"

Christopher Mahan demoed "Python on Android Incredible with ASE" http://christophermahan.com/hacking/2010/may.html

Held at Technical Connections

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Steve Wedig presented "Dependency Inversion in Python" (Slides and Code)

Michael Elkins presented "Intro to Functional Programming in Python"

Held at Technical Connections

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Lots of people showed up to this meeting. We had to get more chairs.

Paul Hildebrandt presented "Pythoscope"

Michael Pan showed "Overview and demo of pomsets: a workflow management system for your cloud". See the presentation slides.

Jathan McCollum showed AOL's Simian, a python tool to manage firewall configurations, and a whole bunch more.

The meeting ran late and there was no time to talk about PyCon. Next time.

Held at Technical Connections.

Thursday, February 11 2010

We met at the Language Weaver office in the Howard Hughes Center from 7 pm to 9:30 pm.

Language Weaver developers: 'How we use Python'; Members of the SoCal Piggies: FiveMinutePresentations.

Thursday, January 14 2010

We met at the Technical Connections office in West Los Angeles from 7 pm to 9:30 pm.

Dan Stromberg presented "The treap module". Grig Gheorghiu presented "Deploying Tornado in production"

Discussions included:

* We should all get together on a project.

< more to come >

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Meetup at Will's house. Chris Mahan, Brian, and Will attended. (Great food says Chris)

The meetup was small but enjoyable. Here are some tid-bits...

Meeting minutes from Will:

2009 Meetings

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11/19

John Mitchell: "Introduction to the RabbitMQ AMQP message queuing service"; All: lively discussions on Google's go language (see Michael Elkin's code samples), the Python moratorium, etc

Technical Connections office, West L.A. (11400 Olympic Boulevard, Suite 700, CA 90064)

N/A

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10/08

Greg Abbas: "Automated Testing for Rendering"; Chris Mahan: "Self-documenting XMLRPC service in Python"

Technical Connections office, West L.A. (11400 Olympic Boulevard, Suite 700, CA 90064)

N/A

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08/13

Dan Stromberg: "Python tools -- looper (run multiple commands in parallel) and pnetcat (a netcat lookalike)"; Grig Gheorghiu: "Developing a RESTful Web service in restish, with a Tokyo Cabinet/Tyrant backend"

Technical Connections office, West L.A. (11400 Olympic Boulevard, Suite 700, CA 9006)

N/A

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04/16

Mark Kohler: "Unit testing wxPython applications"; John Mark Schofield: "Command-line kung-fu"; Free discussion: PyCon 2009 retrospective

Technical Connections office, West L.A. (11400 Olympic Boulevard, Suite 700, CA 9006)

N/A

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02/12

James Robey: "Introduction to the pyroglyph and wildfire projects"; Benjamin Bush: "The Pyevolve evolutionary algorithms package"

Technical Connections office, West L.A. (11400 Olympic Boulevard, Suite 700, CA 9006)

N/A

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2008 Meetings

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11/13

Tommi Virtanen: Selection from talks given at EuroPython

Yellow Pages, Glendale

http://eagain.net/blog/2008/07/07/ep2008-pythonic-fs.html; http://eagain.net/blog/2008/07/19/europython2008.html; http://eagain.net/blog/2008/08/11/ep-talk-videos.html

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09/18

Michal Kwiatkowski: "Generating unit tests automatically with Pythoscope"; Joe Shochet: "Python and Toontown"

Disney Animation Studios, Burbank

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07/24

Clint Bidlack: "Using Nginx with multiple Quixote servers via WSGI"; Grig Gheorghiu: "Encrypted backups to Amazon S3 using boto and duplicity"

"Caltech, Kerckhoff 101"

N/A

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05/01

Pablo M.: "Google App Engine chat application demo"; Ben Bangert: "Introduction to Pylons"

Gorilla Nation office, Culver City

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03/27

Disney Animation engineers: "How we use Python at Disney"

Disney Animation Studios, Burbank

N/A

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02/28

Chuck Esterbrook: "Introduction to the Cobra programming language"; Steven Wagner and Saravana Reddy: "Django reports with JQuery -- how to build a report system in 60 minutes"

Gorilla Nation office, Culver City

Blog post

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2007 Meetings

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12/13

Titus Brown: "Overview and highlights of the GHOP contest"

"Caltech, Kerckhoff 101"

See the GHOP site

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10/10

Meet and greet with core MoinMoin developers Thomas Waldmann and Alexander Schremmer

"Caltech, Kerckhoff 101"

N/A

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08/22

Tommi Virtanen: "Git for Computer Scientists", Michael Carter: "Introduction to Twisted", Grig Gheorghiu: "Selenium RC demo"

"Caltech, Kerckhoff 101"

Blog post

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07/25

Michael Carter: "Introduction to Orbited", Diane Trout: "Hacking Jabber and Jabber Bots"

"Caltech, Kerckhoff 101"

Blog post

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05/31

Titus Brown: "Introduction to pyparsing"; Brandon King: "How I wrote a Django non-wiki wiki in 5 days"

"Caltech, Kerckhoff 101"

N/A

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04/26

Clint Bidlack: "Using Python with Pylons, JQuery, EXT and simplejson to build a rich UI Web app"

"Caltech, Kerckhoff 101"

N/A

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03/15

Michael Carter: "Introduction to stackless and pyevent"

"USC Salvatori Computer Science Center, room 222"

N/A

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02/15

Chris Hughes: "Using Python to manage applications deployed on Amazon EC2"; Titus Brown: "figleaf goodness", Grig Gheorghiu: "Pybots and the Cheesecake Service"

"Caltech, Kerckhoff 101"

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01/18

Daniel Arbuckle: "NumPy tutorial"; Benedikt Reiter (intern at ActivePrime): "Controlling VMWare from Python with pyvix"

"USC Salvatori Computer Science Center, room 222"

N/A

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2006 Meetings

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11/16

Diane Trout: "Investigating Mono with Iron Python"; George Bullis: "A first look at .NET programming with Iron Python by a non-GUI programmer" (based on Matt Griffith's "Installing Iron Python in 5 min." screencast and on Jon Udell's interview/screencast with Jim Hugunin)

"USC Salvatori Computer Science Center, room 222"

N/A

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10/19

Darius Bacon: "Introduction to the E scripting language"; Brandon King: "Ubuntu coolness"

"Caltech, Kerckhoff 101"

N/A

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09/12

Michael Carter: "Introduction to SQL Alchemy"; Steve Wedig: "PyJS: Turning Javascript into Python"

"Caltech, Kerckhoff 101"

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07/13

Daniel Arbuckle: "Erlang for Python programmers"; Greg Abbas: "Introduction to Django"

"USC Salvatori Computer Science Center, room 222"

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06/01

Mark Kohler: "Using Python for Linux kernel debugging" and "subprocess module overview"; Titus Brown: "scotch: recording and playback tools for WSGI-aware applications" and "nose-fu: advanced hacks with the nose unit testing framework"

"USC Salvatori Computer Science Center, room 222"

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04/25

Daniel Arbuckle: "Python and Domain Specific Languages", Titus Brown: "twill and WSGI", Grig Gheorghiu: "Unit testing with mock objects"

"USC Salvatori Computer Science Center, room 222"

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03/23

Diane Trout: "Boost Python overview"

"USC Salvatori Computer Science Center, room 222"

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02/15

Grig Gheorghiu and Titus Brown: Dry-run of PyCon tutorial presentation on "Agile development and testing in Python"

"USC Salvatori Computer Science Center, room 222"

See http://agile.idyll.org agile.idyll.org wiki

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01/17

Howard Golden: "metakit overview", Grig Gheorghiu: "Testing a Python Web app with Selenium"

"USC Salvatori Computer Science Center, room 322"

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2005 Meetings

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11/10

Daniel Arbuckle: "Python and Unicode", Mark Kohler: "What You Can Do with Python in 90 Minutes"

"USC Salvatori Computer Science Center, room 222"

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10/13

Brian Leair: "PIL tutorial", Diane Trout: "matplotlib overview", Grig Gheorghiu: "Creating sparklines with matplotlib"

"USC Salvatori Computer Science Center, room 222"

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9/13

Diane Trout: "Experiences with Trac", Titus Brown: "Why I like Darcs"

"USC Salvatori Computer Science Center, room 222"

SeventhMeeting

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8/16

Steve Williams: "Demo/presentation of a commercial wxWindows-based Python application", Daniel Arbuckle: "Sets and decorators"

"USC Salvatori Computer Science Center, room 222"

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7/21

Grig Gheorghiu: "py library overview"

"USC Salvatori Computer Science Center, room 222"

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6/21

Diane Trout: "SimpleTAL tutorial" and "Pyrex tutorial"

"USC Salvatori Computer Science Center, room 222"

FourthMeeting

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5/17

Titus Brown: "Quixote Tutorial Part 2", Daniel Arbuckle: "Iterators, Generators and Continuations"

"USC Salvatori Computer Science Center, room 222"

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4/19

Daniel Arbuckle: "Metaclasses for fun and profit", Titus Brown: "Creating Web apps with Quixote 2.0"

NewportBeach

SecondMeeting

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3/8

Grig Gheorghiu: "Agile Testing with Python Test Frameworks" , Titus Brown: "Dapper/June"

NewportBeach

FirstMeeting

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