Just when you thought there would no more of our great presentation nights planned because PyCon was at our door, we are here to prove you wrong with one more meetup before PyCon and this one is going to be big. This edition once again will show how diverse and widely representative the Python scene is in Montreal.

This time, we'll have talks on comparing Rails and Django. Also, we'll discover some neat features of Mercurial, learn more about how to make your code better and hear more about some great initiative of PyCon. To finish the night with a bang, we will have the creator of ArkOS talk about ... ArkOS!

Please note that this time, we are going to visit our friends from Busbud in the Mile-End.

Lightning talks:

  • Rory Geoghegan - Module of the Month: q
  • Éric Araujo: Person of the Month
  • Martin Gadbois - Paramiko in 5 minutes: SSHv2 in Python
  • Brydon Gilliss - Snakes On A Train


  • Greg Ward - Unit Testing Makes Your Code Better

  • Annaelle Duff et Martin Provencher - Rails et Django

  • Jordi Gutiérrez Hermoso- Changeset Evolution in Mercurial

  • Jacob Cook - ArkOS AarkOS is an operating system and front-end software stack dedicated to setting up easy self-hosted servers on inexpensive hardware. Targeting platforms like the Raspberry Pi, arkOS' flagship tool Genesis manages all aspects of a system and its software, and is based entirely in Python. Lead programmer Jacob Cook will walk through the software and its frameworks, how they work, and how to develop for them using the simple Python plugins API.


Monday, the 10th of March 2014


Busbud Offices, 5425 Casgrain, Suite 901 http://goo.gl/maps/zpLKT


  • 6:00pm — Doors open
  • 6:30pm — Presentations start
  • 8:15pm — Break
  • 8:30pm — Second round of presentations

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