VilniusPy #10: Meet, Hack, Show, Ask

For the summer months we will not host any more talks and instead have regular, more informal meetups. So if you match any one of the descriptions below, come join us:

  • Have a project you have been hacking and want to show it for feedback;
  • Found a new library or new technology you want to share;
  • Have questions about Python.
  • Just want to enjoy casual company of other like-minded Pythonistas;

In case you have something to show or want to present a lighting talk, please fill the form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeVBDyPYLQRb1-OAEsx2ZGrjtlYGD5WoS9rGMDnYBv5TukTMw/viewform?usp=sf_link. and we will give you the spotlight!

Agenda

There is no real agenda but if there are any presentations, we will arrange them in the first half of the meetup.

Where?

Switch Bar, Labdarių 8, Vilnius

When?

July 25th, 18:00 (moved from July 13th due to rainstorms)

Registration

Registration at meetup.com/vilniuspy.

VilniusPy #9: Meet, Hack, Show, Ask

For the summer months we will not host any more talks and instead have regular, more informal meetups. So if you match any one of the descriptions below, come join us:

  • Have a project you have been hacking and want to show it for feedback;
  • Found a new library or new technology you want to share;
  • Have questions about Python.
  • Just want to enjoy casual company of other like-minded Pythonistas;

In case you have something to show or want to present a lighting talk, please fill the form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeVBDyPYLQRb1-OAEsx2ZGrjtlYGD5WoS9rGMDnYBv5TukTMw/viewform?usp=sf_link. and we will give you the spotlight!

Agenda

There is no real agenda but if there are any presentations, we will arrange them in the first half of the meetup.

Where?

Switch Bar, Labdarių 8, Vilnius

When?

July 13th, 18:00

Registration

Registration at meetup.com/vilniuspy.

Slides from VilniusPy #8

The last meetup attracted a crowd of 40-50 people (photo below) and the talks were very informative and even entertaining when the 'Boom Boom Shake Shake' app that gathers sensor data was demonstrated.

If you want to see those slides again or you've missed the meetup you can review them here:

Thank you all for attending!

the attendees

VilniusPy #8: Asynchronous WebSockets and Deep Learning

Hi Python Charmers,

As the summer is coming along and we have many other exciting events ahead like PyconLT 2017, the upcoming meetup will host only one talk.

While last meetups did not include any web development topics which many of you are interested in, in this one we will talk more about Django and its Asynchronous WebSockets. Also, we have Romeo Kienzler presenting about parallelisation strategies of large-scale deep learning neural networks.

Agenda

  1. “Asynchronous WebSockets using Django” (EN) Albertas Gimbutas

Albertas Gimbutas will introduce the concept of Asynchronous WebSockets. Then he will review the functionality of the Django channels package and will show a short example how can it be used in practice.

  1. “Building Brains - Parallelisation strategies of large-scale deep learning neural networks on parallel scale out architectures like ApacheSpark” (EN) Romeo Kienzler

Abstract of the talk provided by Romeo:

New DeepLearning frameworks are being developed on a monthly basis. Most of them have in common that the inventors didn’t have scale-out parallelisation in mind. ApacheSpark and other data parallel frameworks on the other hand are becoming the de-facto standard for BigData analysis. In this talk we will have a look at different DeepLearning frameworks and their parallelisation strategies on ApacheSpark. We’ll start with DeepLearning4J and ApacheSystemML as 1st class citizens. Will then have a look on TensorSpark and TensorFrames and finish with CaffeOnSpark to explain concepts like Inter- and Intra-model parallelism, distributed Cross-Validation and “Jeff Dean” style parameter averaging.

A bit about Romeo:

Romeo Kienzler works as Chief Data Scientist in the IBM Watson IoT World Wide team helping clients to apply advanced machine learning at scale on their IoT sensor data. His current research focus is on scalable machine learning on Apache Spark. He is contributor to various open source projects and works as associate professor for artificial intelligence at a swiss university. Romeo Kienzler is a member of the IBM Technical Expert Council and the IBM Academy of Technology - IBM’s leading brain trusts.

  1. Continue the meetup at a nearby bar for open discussion

Where?

Thanks Wix for letting us host the meeting in their Vilnius office at Didžioji st. 28. Call +370 678 18722 in case you need help finding the place.

When?

May 18th, 19:00

Invite for speakers

Want to give a talk at VilniusPy? Contact organisers at info@vilniuspy.lt, “Contact” button to the left or #vilniuspy channel on UserGroups slack!

Registration

Registration at meetup.com/vilniuspy.

VilniusPy #7: Concurrency and Games

Hi Python Charmers,

After last time success where "on paper" over 80 people turned up, we are completely overwhelmed by the size of Python community in Vilnius and are super excited about it!

The only downside of such interest is that it's hard to find a good location for the meetups, so the next one is going to be at Wix which should be able to host all of us comfortably.

In contrast to the last meetup, we are going to dig deeper and more technical this time.

Agenda

  1. “Concurrent Programming in Python” (EN) Povilas Balčiūnas

Povilas Balčiūnas will try to prove that concurrent programming in Python does not suck. He will demonstrate how to build concurrent networking application in Python and we will all see how fast it can perform. Finally, he will give an overview of the new async/await syntax and show how nicely it fits into concurrent programming.

  1. “Let's do some PyGame” (EN) Donatas Kučinskas

Donatas Kučinskas will introduce the power within PyGame library and how can you use it not only for games, but for other applications as well. Also, prepare to watch some live-coding in action.

  1. Continue the meetup at a nearby bar for open discussion

Where?

Thanks Wix for letting us host the meeting in their Vilnius office at Didžioji st. 28. Call +370 678 18722 in case you need help finding the place.

When?

April 19th, 19:00

Invite for speakers

Want to give a talk at VilniusPy? Contact organisers at info@vilniuspy.lt, “Contact” button to the left or #vilniuspy channel on UserGroups slack!

Registration

Registration at meetup.com/vilniuspy.

VilniusPy #6: The Return

Hi fellow Python Charmers,

We are excited to announce that after over a year long break VilniusPy is back!

Agenda

  1. “Why learn Python in 2017?” (EN) Karolis Ramanauskas

Karolis Ramanauskas will be giving a semi-motivational talk about why today is a great time to learn Python. He will give an overview of the current state of the language, its application areas, and in the end will discuss Python’s future.

  1. “Python - the last language you’ll need to learn” (EN) Justas Trimailovas

A more technical walkthrough about Python’s extensive standard library and great ecosystem of third party libraries.

  1. Continue the meetup at a nearby bar for open discussion

Where?

Thanks UBER for letting us host the meeting in their Vilnius office at Lvovo st. 25, 8th floor.

When?

March 15th, 19:00

Invite for speakers

Want to give a talk at VilniusPy? Contact organisers at info@vilniuspy.lt, “Contact” button to the left or #vilniuspy channel on UserGroups slack!

Registration

Registration at meetup.com/vilniuspy.

VilniusPy #5: Summer drinkup

This time we'll meet for beverages at Šnekutis bar in Šv. Mikalojaus street. We won't have any formal talks this time as everyone's busy enjoying remaining days of summer.

Nevertheless everyone's invited to bring their tales from the trenches and share new tools and techniques they've learned over the summer.

We meet at 19:00, there will be a table reserved for "python community".

More info and RSVP here: meetup.com/vilniuspy/events/224125698/.

VilniusPy #4: Celery

For the 4th VilniusPy meetup we will have Victor Poluksht speaking about Celery distributed task queue. Celery is the de-facto way of doing background jobs and asynchronous tasks in Python web applications. The talk will be in English.

Location is same as last time, POV Office at Kudirkos g. 6A, next to German embassy.

We still have one speaker slot open for this meetup. If you have an idea for a talk drop a line to one of the organizers on meetup.com or let us know at info@vilniuspy.lt.

Registration at meetup.com/vilniuspy.