The Melbourne Python Users Group

The Melbourne Python Users Group normally meets on every first Monday of the month (except January).

The Melbourne Python Users Group meetings are organised by the community itself. The current organisers include Ed Schofield and Juan Nunez-Iglesias. Other organisers past include Javier Candeira, Graeme Cross, Tennessee Leeuwenburg, and Richard Jones.

If you would like to give a talk at an upcoming event, please email ed@pythoncharmers.com or the mailing list!

Next Meeting

Monday 2017-11-06, 5:45pm for 6:00pm, at Outcome-Hub Co-Working Space, Suite 1, 121 Cardigan Street Carlton

Talks:

1. Robert Lechte: "Your database migrations are bad." (25-30 minutes)

It's really hard to work with database schemas. But schemas are actually good. The trouble is that people get frustrated with the tooling. Existing migration tools (alembig, django migrations etc.) all make it far too hard. Every change is a chore when you have to worry about version numbers and migration files each time. It's tedious, manual, error-prone, and hard to test.

Fortunately, we can do better! Using Python and PostgreSQL, we'll discuss a radically different approach to managing schema migrations, using new tools and workflows to make it much faster, mostly automatic, fully testable, and more reliable."

Bio: Robert created the data warehousing for New Zealand's supercomputing infrastructure, then worked for the Digital Transformation Agency in Sydney. He has been writing Python tools to make working with databases more pleasant.

2. Fred Rotbart: Highlights from PyCon Israel 2017 (15 minutes)

Python wasn't particularly popular in Israel until recently but has exploded in popularity in the last 1-2 years. Fred attended PyCon Israel this year and was surprised at how large the community there is now. He will talk about the event, Python uptake in general, and give highlights from the event.

3. Ed Schofield: publishing with Python (25-30 minutes)

Python has long had Sphinx for generating high-quality technical documentation from reStructuredText (ReST). Many projects have more recently adopted one of many flavours of Markdown as a simple, flexible format, while Jupyter notebooks have taken the Python world by storm. This talk will give an overview of the impressive set of tools in R for publishing (knitr, Rmarkdown) and compare what the Python ecosystem has to offer.

4. Lightning talks & announcements

When: 5.45pm for mingling; talks starting at 6pm

Where:

Outcome-Hub Co-Working Space Suite 1, 121 Cardigan Street, Carlton

How to get there: Walk 12 minutes north from Melbourne Central station.

Afterwards: pizza and maybe drinks on Lygon Street

Sponsorship: many thanks to Outcome Hub for providing the venue and Python Charmers for ongoing Meetup sponsorship.

We hope to see you there! :-D

Mailing List

We also communicate about the meetings and about anything Python via our mailing list.

Newcomers are always welcome to attend or write to the mailing list, we're a friendly bunch!

We have a policy about job offers on the mailing list:

Code of conduct

Though we are not affiliated with Linux Australia or Pycon AU, we've chosen to follow their Code of Conduct for our meetings. Not because we've ever had any problem in the past, but so that we know what to do if any problem should arise in the future.

Meeting topics

If you're not sure on a topic, or don't want to give a presentation, perhaps you could give us an idea of topics or areas that you would like to hear about - that way we can encourage people who have that particular area of expertise, but who might be wavering. Some topics that have been suggested are:

Previous Meetings & Topics

Monday 2017-10-02, 5:45pm for 6:00pm, at Outcome-Hub Co-Working Space, Suite 1, 121 Cardigan Street Carlton

Talks: 1. Renaldi Gondosubroto: "Moving Ahead with Internet of Things Developments in Python"

Abstract:

"In this talk, I will discuss how the Internet of Things is applied in Python at the moment and how it has progressed so far. This will be complemented by examples through some of my own experiences in projects involving the concept. One example of the practice that I will show is its use is through libraries created via TCP / IP connections to generate data collected from devices placed in other locations - and in this practice - measure environmental parameters in the environment through the Raspberry Pi. From here I will also discuss how other third party IoT services such as Amazon Web Services or ThingSpeak can also connect and manage smart devices from there, utilizing the MQTT protocol. Next I will talk more about how this is very useful from the point of view of consumers, and how the methodology of its use can be developed with code architecture in Python. After that, I will discuss the future of this IoT concept for Python, how I see this concept will grow on this platform, and future developments that can still be done at this time."

2. Andrew Peel: All about locking: the why, what, and how.

What to do for a thread-safe file system and how ScramFS implements locking.

Monday 2017-09-04, 5:45pm for 6:00pm, at Outcome-Hub Co-Working Space, Suite 1, 121 Cardigan Street Carlton

Talks: 1. Linus Chang: ScramFS: a cryptographic filesystem in Python

Topics include:

- Meeting legal regulations around encryption, privacy, data breaches. Examples of ScramFS: CLI, API, Fuse mount, and GUI.

- Overview of cloud filesystems and their limitations: Google Drive, Microsoft One Drive, Dropbox. Attacking a filesystem.

- Encoding binary data as text: an overview of base64, uuencode, and alternatives suitable for encoding filenames

- How to implement an encrypted key-value store in 10 minutes flat

2. Ned Letcher: Reactive web visualisations using Dash

- An overview of making dashboards and other interactive data-oriented web interfaces using Dash, an open source library recently released by Plotly.

- Experiences with deploying Dash apps on AWS (and perhaps zappa.io).

Monday 2017-08-07, 5:45pm for 6:00pm, at Outcome-Hub Co-Working Space, Suite 1, 121 Cardigan Street Carlton

Talks:

Monday, 2017-07-03, 6:00pm at One Roof Women, 77-83 City Road, Southbank VIC 3006.

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Monday, 2017-06-05, 6:00pm at VLSCI Seminar Room, Ground Floor, 700 Swanton Street, Carlton.

Talks:

Monday, 2017-05-01: cancelled

Monday, 2017-04-03, 6:00pm at Lab-14 Seminar Room, Ground Floor, 700 Swanton Street, Carlton. (Note: the venue name has changed but not the location!)

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Monday, 2017-03-06, 6:00pm at VLSCI Seminar Room, Ground Floor, 700 Swanton Street, Carlton.

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Monday, 2017-02-06, 6:00pm at VLSCI Seminar Room, Ground Floor, 700 Swanton Street, Carlton.

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Monday, 2016-12-05, 6:00pm at VLSCI Seminar Room, Ground Floor, 700 Swanton Street, Carlton

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Monday, 2016-11-07, 6:00pm at VLSCI Seminar Room, Ground Floor, 700 Swanton Street, Carlton

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Monday, 2016-09-05, 6:00pm at VLSCI Seminar Room, Ground Floor, 700 Swanton Street, Carlton

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Monday, 2016-07-04, 6:00pm at VLSCI Seminar Room, Ground Floor, 700 Swanton Street, Carlton

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Monday, 2016-06-06, 6:00pm at Hub Melbourne, Ground Floor, 673 Bourke Street, Melbourne CBD. (Please come to the side entrance on Godfrey Street).

Talk:

Monday, 2016-05-02, 6:00pm at VLSCI Seminar Room, Ground Floor, 700 Swanton Street, Carlton

Talks:

* Tennessee Leeuwenburg: PyCon AU 2016 (10 mins) * Alexey Kotlyarov: Behaviour-driven development in Python using Aloe (30 mins) * Ed Schofield: What's New in Python (May 2016) (15 mins) * Fred Rotbart: Useful Python tech and the state of Python in Israel (20 mins)

Monday, 2016-04-04, 6:00pm at VLSCI Seminar Room, Ground Floor, 700 Swanton Street, Carlton

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Monday, 29 February 2016, 6:00pm at VLSCI Seminar Room, Ground Floor, 700 Swanton Street, Carlton

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Monday, 1 February 2016, 6:00pm at Inspire 9: Level 1, 41 Stewart Street, Richmond.

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Monday, 7 December 2015, 6:00pm at Inspire 9: Level 1, 41 Stewart Street, Richmond.

Cancelled: Monday, 2 November 2015, 6:00pm at Inspire 9: Level 1, 41 Stewart Street, Richmond.

Monday, 5 October 2015, 6:00pm at Inspire 9: Level 1, 41 Stewart Street, Richmond.

Monday, 7 September 2015, 6:00pm at Inspire 9: Level 1, 41 Stewart Street, Richmond.

August meeting - Cancelled for Pycon AU: Monday, 3 August 2015: no meeting

We will send email to the list if we organise an August meeting later in the month. For the time being, no meeting in August.

Monday, 27 July 2015, 6:00pm at TeamSquare, 1/520 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000

This is a Pycon rehearsal session, please add the times for your presentations so we can organise an overflow session on the 28th if needed!

All talks are PyCon rehearsals, so the speakers would welcome your feedback and criticism! :-)

Monday, 6 July 2015, 6:00pm at Inspire 9: Level 1, 41 Stewart Street, Richmond.

Monday, 1 June 2015, 6:00pm at Inspire 9: Level 1, 41 Stewart Street, Richmond.

Monday, 4 May 2015, 6:00pm at Inspire 9: Level 1, 41 Stewart Street, Richmond.

25 minute talks

April meeting - Cancelled for Easter: Monday, 6 April 2015: no meeting

Monday, 2 March 2015, 6:00pm

25 minute talks

Monday, 2 February 2015, 6:00pm

25 minute talks

Monday, 1 December 2014, 6:00pm at 99 Designs: Level 2, 41 Stewart Street, Richmond.

25 minute talks

Monday, 10 November 2014, 6:00pm at Inspire 9: Level 1, 41 Stewart Street, Richmond.

25 minute talks

45 minute talks

Monday, 6 October 2014, 6:00pm at Inspire 9: Level 1, 41 Stewart Street, Richmond.

25 minute talks

Monday, 1 September 2014, 6:00p.m.

Monday, 11 August 2014, 6:00p.m. at Inspire 9: Level 1, 41 Stewart Street, Richmond.

Special Session

25 minute talks

10 minute lightning talks

5 minute lightning talks

Monday July 21, 6:00pm at 99Designs: Level 2, 41 Stewart Street, Richmond (one floor above Inspire 9) details here

Monday, 7 July 2014, 6:00p.m.

25 minute talks

45 minute talks

Monday 2 June 2014

Monday 5 May 2014, 6:00p.m.

15 minute talks

25 minute talks

Monday, 7 April 2014, 6:00 pm

15 minute talks

25 minute talks

Monday 3rd March 2014, 6PM, Inspire 9: Level 1, 41 Stewart Street, Richmond.

Monday 3rd Feburary 2014, 6PM, Inspire 9: Level 1, 41 Stewart Street, Richmond.

25 minute talks

10 minute talks

Monday 2th December 2013, 6PM, Inspire 9: Level 1, 41 Stewart Street, Richmond.

25 minute talks

10 minute talk

Monday 4th November 2013, 6PM, Inspire 9: Level 1, 41 Stewart Street, Richmond.

25 minute talks

Monday 7th October 2013, 6PM, Inspire 9: Level 1, 41 Stewart Street, Richmond.

25 minute talks

5 minute talks

Monday 2nd September 2013, 6PM, Inspire 9: Level 1, 41 Stewart Street, Richmond.

25 minute talks

5 minute talks

Monday 5th August 2013

45 minute talk

20 minute talk

Monday 1st July 2013

45 minute talks

15 minute talks

Monday 3rd June 2013

15 minute talks

Monday 6th May 2013

15 minute talks

Monday 1st April 2013

No, it was Easter Monday and April Fool's Day, but MPUG didn't happen.

Monday 4th March 2013

5 minute talk

15 minute talks


Monday 5th November 2012

15 Minute Talks

Monday 1st October 2012

5 minute talks

15 minute talks

Message Queueing from an MQ noob's perspective - Richard Jones

Monday 6th August 2012

5 minute talk

15 minute talks

Monday 2nd July 2012

5 minute talk

15 minute talks

Monday 4th June 2012

5 minute talk

15 minute talks

Monday 7th May 2012

5 minute show-and-tell

45 minute talk

Monday 2nd April 2012

15 minute talks

10 minute talks

Monday 5th March 2012

5 minute talks

15 minute talks

Monday 6th February 2012

5 minute talks

15 minute talks

Tuesday 10th January 2012

CANCELLED - First meetup of the new year: Tue 10th January, Mark Atwood Presenting

Unfortunately Mark Atwood has had to cancel his appearance due to travel problems. With most regulars still on holidays and limited response to a call for alternative presentations, this meeting has regrettably been cancelled.

"Platform as a Service" or PaaS is a popular buzz-word in Cloud Computing. But what does it mean, and how can you use it? OpenShift by Red Hat is a free-as-in-beer and soon to be free-as-in-speech PaaS platform that supports several open-source application server environments, including JavaEE6, Python, Ruby, PHP, and Perl. This demo will show you how to sign up for OpenShift, install and use the command-line tools to create an application, and how to use git to download, modify, and upload your own WSGI and Python applications. You can use your WSGI framework of choice, including Django, Flask, and Bottle.


Monday 5th December 2011

5 minute talks

15 minute talks

Inspire9 will be generously hosting this and subsequent meetings, and drinks will be generously provided by Python Charmers.

Monday 7th November 2011

5 minute talks

15 minute talks

Monday 3rd October 2011

15 minute talks

Monday 5th September 2011

15 minute talks

Monday 1st August 2011

5 minute talks

15 minute talks

Monday 4th July 2011

5 minute talks

15 minute talks

Monday 6th June 2011

5 minute talks

20 minute talks

Monday 2nd May 2011

5 minute talks

20 minute talks

I'd like to quickly shoot through an outline presentation/workshop I am giving at Linux Users Victoria Beginner's Workshop later in May, I am not a Python programmer but I'm presenting a 2-3 hour workshop for programming neophytes and currently I think Python is the language of choice.

Looking for feedback and suggestions on my approach.

Monday 4th April 2011

5 minute talks

15 minute talks

So, I started writing a benchmarking package... (Tennessee)

Monday 7th March 2011

5 minute talks

15 minute talks

Monday 31st January 2011

5 minute talks

15 minute talks

Monday 6th December 2010

5 minute talks

15 minute talks

Friday 5th November 2010

5 minute talks

Monday the 10th of May 2010

15 minute talks

5 minute talks

Monday the 12th of April 2010

15 minute talks

5 minute talks

Source code including unit tests, (aged) test files and py2exe setup.py are at http://svn.pczen.com.au/repos/pysrc/gpl3/filemov - userid = public (no password). Drop me a line if you can contribute improvements and would like write access to the repo. Performance needs attention!

Monday the 1st of March 2010

15 minute talks

Monday the 1st of February 2010

Tuesday the 8th of December 2009

Tuesday the 10th of November

No talks.

Tuesday the 13th of October 2009

Tuesday the 8th of September 2009

Tuesday the 11th of August 2009


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