Just in time for the returns of a new season of meetup we've organized and found speakers that we think will open you Python mind. As previously announced, this time we are visiting our friends from Ubisoft Montreal, they will start the evening by showcasing their usage of our favorite language and then introduced one of their key technology based on Python.

We'll also invite 2 other presenters this time: Rami will tell us how we could build amazing microservices with Python, Docker and Kubernetes. Roberto will then show us to scrape the web with the well known and very powerful Selenium library.

Let us know if you are planning to attend on our meetup page: http://www.meetup.com/fr-FR/Montreal-Python/events/233763249/, it always help in our planning.

Thanks to our sponsors we are planning to serve some food.


Benoit Gagnon: Flare, Ubisoft’s Scalable Video Transcoding Platform

We’ll zoom in on a few Python modules of Flare, Ubisoft’s internal and globally distributed video reviewing and collaboration platform. We’ll see how Python, FFMPEG, Numpy, Redis and Twisted can work together to create a robust and scalable backend using portable Python code. Caution: a gratuitous use of cat videos may or may not be featured in the demos.

Rami Sayar: Building Python Microservices with Docker and Kubernetes

Python is powering your production apps and you are struggling with the complexity, bugs and feature requests you need. You just don't know how to maintain your app anymore. You're scared you have created the kraken that will engulf your entire development team!

Microservices architecture has existed for as long as monolithic applications became a common problem. With the DevOps revolution, it is the time to seriously consider building microservice architectures with Python. This talk will share strategies on how to split up your monolithic apps and show you how to deploy Python microservices using Docker. We will get hands-on with a sample app, walk step-by-step on how to change the app's architecture and deploy it to the cloud.

No longer shall you deal with the endless complexities of monolithic Python apps. Fear the kraken no more!

Roberto Rocha: Selenium for scraping

Selenium is a package used to test websites with its versatile web driver. But it's also very useful as a data scraping tool when dealing with dynamic websites and user input. It allows you to simulate a user by submitting forms and clicking buttons. It's also handy for fetching web elements in multiple ways, whereto by CSS selector or XPath. I propose to demonstrate how to scrape the Soquij legal document website using Selenium.


Ubisoft Offices
5480 St-Dominique
Montréal, H2T 1V4


Tuesday, September 27th 2016 at 6pm


  • 6:00pm — Doors open
  • 6:30pm — Presentations start
  • 7:30pm — Break
  • 7:45pm — Second round of presentations
  • 9:00pm — End of the meeting, have a drink with us

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

  • Ubisoft
  • UQÀM
  • Bénélux
  • w.illi.am/
  • Outbox
  • Savoir-faire Linux
  • Caravan
  • iWeb