With a bang, Montréal-Python is coming back to you after the summer break with the loudest MP meeting to date.

Join us on the 17th of September for Montréal-Python 31, Orchestral Onomatopoeia, our first cannon shot of the 2012-2013 season. Come join us at 6pm at Concordia University for topics ranging from build tools to special effect work.

Our main speaker: Greg Ward

The Problem With Build Tools, or, why the heck are people still using Make in 2012?

Contrary to the expectations of language partisans, most programmers expect to bounce from one programming language to another, and expect their tools to support that sort of mobility. So I've started working on a new build tool that will be extensible in whatever language they choose -- including Python, of course. My goal is fast and simple like Make, but powerful and extensible like SCons or Gradle.

The remaining lineup:

  • Sylvain Berger: Python goes Hollywood (Modus FX)
  • Miquel Campos: Python, Softimage and 3d Pipeline (Shedmtl.com)
  • Rory Geoghegan: Module of the Month: dateutil
  • Philippe Gauvin: Comment développer une communauté par de meilleurs emplois (MatchFWD)
  • Francis Piéraut: QMining startup empowered by appengine & amazon pros & cons preview

Where is it: Concordia's main building (1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd) on the 7th floor (H-763)

When is it: 17th of September 2012, starting at 6pm

The schedule:

  • 6:00pm – Doors open
  • 6:30pm – Presentations start
  • 7:30pm – Break
  • 7:45pm – Second round of presentations
  • 8:30pm – Beer
  • We would also like to thank our brave sponsors:

    • Ludia
    • Concordia University
    • Savoir-Faire Linux
    • Outbox
    • iWeb

    Hope to see you there!