Be prepared for the greatness that is to be, Montréal-Python 19: Collectivized Cucumber. It will take place on the 28th of February, 2011 at the one and only, Pavillion Sherbrooke de l’UQAM room SH-R810.

In a blaze of unair-conditioned heat, scalding your minds with their awesomeness, our two main presenters will be:

  • Sean Braithwaite: Operations and decision making
    For better or worse benchmarks are available for many of the web servers we would use in a typical python stack, but how do these metrics apply to our applications as whole? The talk will focus on looking at performance based on several dimensions and taking action on the results.
  • Sébastien Pierre: The putative Watchdog, master of the Kitchen Fabric, and other topics of server administration
    This presentation is all about server administration and monitorying using Python. We'll fsee how to setup, configure and administer remote machines using Fabric and Cuisine, a library of functions that bring a lot of Opscode's Chef's functionality to Fabric. As once your machine is properly setup, you'll probably want to monitor it, we'll introduce Watchdog, a flexible tool to monitor local or remote machines and processes.

Thus far, one flash presentation is confirmed. Yannick Gingras will be interviewing Blaise Laflamme, one of the developers for the Pyramid web framework. We want to ask only the very best questions, so we request that you send yours to the mailing list or via Twitter @mtlpy.

There is still room for more flash presenters. If you’re interested, email

Montréal-Python 19 will start at 5:00 PM with an advanced Python workshop (conditional to interest manifested, stay tuned on the mailing list) and continue afterwards with our regular schedule :

  • 18h00: Doors open
  • 18h20: Announcements
  • 18h30: Flash presentations
  • 19h00: Break
  • 19h20: Main presentations
  • 20h30: Discussions and refreshments at Benelux

The event is free to attend and no registration is required. Some snacks will be provided but do not expect a complete meal.

Thanks to our sponsors for making Montréal Python 19 possible:

  • Benelux
  • UQAM
  • Le Site
  • Ecometrica
  • Apress