It's time to go back to school and also for us, pythonistas from Montreal to have again our monthly meetups. We are changing a bit the tradition of having our meetup on the second Monday of the month and we are ready for an amazing edition full of great presenters.

This time, our friends of Shopify will welcome us on Tuesday, the 23th of September, at their amazing offices of the Saint-Laurent street (not so far away from the Benelux). It's an opportunity to meet the best of the python community in Montreal.

Don't forget that the call for speakers of PyCon is ending in less than a week, on September 15th. If you want more details, please have a look at the following page:

Flash Presentations (5 minutes each):

  • Rory Geoghegan: L Module of the month: pyp
  • Jordi Gutiérrez Hermoso: doitlive: shell demo magic for the masses Amaze your friends! Type like a hacker! Smash the keyboard and witness l33t h4xx0rz c0adz unfold before your eyes! Great parlour trick, and if you want something more boring, great way to do live shell demos
  • Simon Génier: Pyston, An open-source Python implementation using JIT techniques.
  • Mathieu Leduc-Hamel: Proctor, a swarm of Tor to protect your privacy

Main Presentations:

  • Thibault Cohen: Québec 24/7, le Québec supervisé. Québec 24/7 est un tableau de bord, Open source, basé sur des applications Python, présentant l'état Live du Québec.

  • Jonathan Doyle: Python Laser Lab in the Far North CANDAC RMR lidar (CRL) is a laser radar capable of measuring aerosol, cloud, and thermodynamic properties over Eureka, Nunavut (79.99N, 85.94W) operated remotely using Python. Two high powered Nd:YAG lasers are powered on, diagnostic tests performed, co-aligned to approximately 20 km, and then set to collect data via satellite link. Python is used (almost) exclusively to run the lidar system, including serial drivers, unittest suite with real-world conditions, XML-RPC/GUI or script based interfaces, babysitters, and data-analysis suite. In this talk I review the development and operation of the CRL highlighting the role of Python, as well as the problems we confronted while working in such a remote location.

  • Rory Geoghegan and Luis Rojas: Python and Docker How to get your python services running in docker.

  • Cameron Davidson-Pilon, Data Analyst at Shopify: Lifelines: Survival Analysis in Python While tools like linear regression and logistic regression moved from statistics to machine learning, the field of survival analysis was unfortunately left behind. This talk introduces survival analysis, how it is used, and a pure Python implementation: Lifelines.


Tuesday, the 23th of september 2014


Shopify Montréal Offices

3575 Boul. Saint-Laurent Suite 110 (1st level) Montreal, Quebec H2X 2T7


  • 6:00pm — Doors open
  • 6:30pm — Presentations start
  • 7:30pm — Break
  • 7:45pm — Second round of presentations
  • 9:00pm — One free beer offered at Bénélux

We’d like to thank our sponsors for their continuous support:

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

And we would like to thanks Shopify for their support and to welcome us at their offices !

This event will be held during the week of the free softwares. To get more information about the other events held during the week, head your browser to the following website:

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