**UPDATE** Due to a scheluding mix-up our event will be at UQAM

For our 50th edition of our Monthly meetups we wanted to offer you an amazing evening with an amazing lineup. That's why this time we have the chance to be welcome at Notman Housse by our friends from Real Ventures.

We would like to thanks all the sponsors and Datacratic to support us for this special evening.

In the mean time, don't forget to join us on Tuesday for our http://montrealpython.org/en/2014/11/python-night-xiii/

And also don't forget, if you have anything you would like to present or announce, just show up and tell us, we are always happy to give a chance to anyone !

Flash Presentations (5-10 minutes each):

George Peristerakis: How openstack automated the software development process.


The Openstack system is a collection of open source services that helps you setup a cloud infrastructure. It is also one of the largest and most active code base. I will talk about how openstack automated most of its development process.

**David Taylor: Top 10 'Python idioms it took me way too long to figure out **


Since I adopted Python after learning programming in Visual Basic, I gradually found out features that, had I known them before, would have saved me from having to reinvent the wheel, like collections.Counter, dict.get(), list.enumerate(), etc.

Slides: http://prooffreaderplus.blogspot.ca/2014/11/top-10-python-idioms-i-wished-id.html

Main Presentations:

**Nicolas Kruchten: Data Science and Machine Learning with PyData **


Nicolas will walk through a demonstration of ways to explore, visualize and extract insights from data using PyData tools like IPython Notebook, numpy, pandas and scikit-learn.

Slides: http://opensource.datacratic.com/mtlpy50/slides.html

Sources: https://github.com/datacratic/mtlpy50

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lpS6gUwiJQ

**Stéphane Guidoin: CKAN plateforme de données ouvertes en python: forces et défis **


Lancé par l'Open Knowledge Foundation et développé en Python, CKAN a vocation a servir de portail de données ouvertes, notamment pour les gouvernements. CKAN a acquis une position dominante, surtout auprès des gouvernements nationaux. Malgré cette position, le développement de l'outil n'est pas aussi rapide que beaucoup souhaiteraient et plateformes comme Socrata demeurent très présentes, notamment auprès des municipalités, malgré leur prix nettement supérieur. La présentation couvrira l'architecture technologique de CKAN, ce qui lui a permis de devenir une solution dominante, mais aussi les défis de croissance auxquels fait face ce projet.

**Cameron Davidson-Pilon: What is PySpark and When Should I Use it? **


Spark is being called the next generation of Hadoop: it's faster, more accessible and has a large community behind it. PySpark is a Python interface to Spark. In this talk, we'll discuss what MapReduce is, PySparks API, and when to use PySpark versus another tool.


Monday, the December 1st 2014


UQÀM, Pavillion PK

201, avenue du Président-Kennedy

Room PK-1140


It's free, just join us !


  • 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 just across the street

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

  • Datacratic
  • Real Ventures
  • UQÀM
  • Bénélux
  • w.illi.am/
  • Outbox
  • Savoir-Faire Linux
  • Caravan
  • iWeb