The whole Montréal-Python team wishes to invite you to Montréal-Python 37: Universal Usufruct on Monday, the 13th of May, 2013 at UQÀM.

Here is the lineup:

  • Two Special Head-to-head presentations:
    • Greg Ward with "Why You Should Use Mercurial Instead of Git"
    • Rory Geoghegan with "Why You Should Use Git Instead of Mercurial"
  • Josef Perktold with "Introduction to statsmodels"statsmodels is now the main general purpose statistics and econometrics package in Python.
  • Michaël Ricart with "Domogik, un logiciel de domotique"
  • Mathieu Martin with "Cloudflare: World-class security and performance tools for your web app"Cloudflare is a SaaS tool that offers CDN, WAF (web application firewall), downtime mitigation and more, to help make your web app more awesome. Their free tier is great for blogs and personal projects (do you have a CDN for your blog?). The paid plans are powerful and flexible enough to be a great asset for a lot of companies with a presence on the web. I will summarize what Cloudflare can do for you, how to use it (with live demos) and discuss a few caveats.
  • Luis de Bethencourt with "from GStreamer import Multimedia.Unlimited_Potential"Will show by example how to use GStreamer in Python. Starting with a very easy way to write an mp3 player, then will use that as a base and by slowly adding changes have more in depth playback control, music streaming, music mixing, then to video, video filtering, and even simple video editing if time allows it. All with self-contained Python examples, 100 lines of code in each step and thorough explanation of what at each line from a bird view.
Along with our beloved regular features: Module of the Month: difflib, given by Mathieu Leduc-Hamel, and a very special double-sized Person of the Month: Fernando Pérez and John Hunter given by Éric Araujo..

Location: UQÀM Pavillon Sherbrooke, 200 Sherbrooke West, Room SH-2620.

(Please stay tuned to the blog for the room)


  • 6:00pm — Doors open
  • 6:30pm — Presentations start
  • 7:30pm — Break
  • 7:45pm — Second round of presentations
  • 8:30pm — One free beer offered at Bénélux just across the street
We’d like to thank our sponsors for their continued support: See you on the 13th for a great evening!