It is with great pleasure that we invite you to the 46th edition of Montreal Python's meetup.

We have the great privilege to host 2 talks on operating systems. Frédéric Harper will present Firefox OS for mobile and Jacob Cook will present ArkOS for the Raspberry Pi.

Following the panel discussion on Python 2 - 3, Rory Geoghegan from Ecometrica will present a lighting talk in unicode. Followed by Davin Baragiotta from Savoir-Faire Linux will talk about How to deploy an application on Heroku based on the Heroku 101 workshop presented at PyCon. Finally George Peristerakis will talk about career advice to new software developer graduates.

Please register on Eventbrite, before Sunday noon, in order to help us better organize the event.

Flash Presentations:

  • Davin Baragiotta : Déployer une application web sur Heroku
  • George Peristerakis: A guide through the modern developer career landscape.
  • Hadrien David: Key versioning caching.

Main presentations:

  • Frédéric Harper - Firefox OS: HTML5 to the next level If you are like me, your spectrum of interest is large when it comes to technology. You may be a Python developer, but that does not mean you have not any interest in HTML, and it’s a good coincidence as it’s the foundation of my presentation. In this talk, Frédéric Harper will show you how you can use HTML5 with the power of JavaScript to build amazing mobile applications as to brush up what you previously published. Learn about the open web technologies, including WebAPIs, and tools designed to get you started developing HTML apps for Firefox OS, and the web.

  • Jacob Cook - ArkOS arkOS is an operating system and front-end software stack dedicated to setting up easy self-hosted servers on inexpensive hardware 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 why self-hosting in principle is becoming more and more important.

  • Rory Geoghegan: Unicode is ∂© in python 2, but way better in python 3 This talk will try to explain the decisions about encoding and unicode in python 2 and the splitting of strings in python 3 into bytes and unicode strings.


Monday, May 12, 2014 at 6:00pm


Google Offices at 1253 McGill College (#150) -


  • 18:00 — Doors open
  • 18:30 — First half of the presentations
  • 20:15 — Break
  • 20:30 — Second half of the presentations
  • 22:00 — Beers at Bénélux

We would like to thanks our sponsors for their continuous support:

  • Google
  • Bénélux
  • Outbox
  • Savoir-Faire Linux
  • Caravan
  • iWeb