For this next meetup we have invited a very special guest. We don't want to spoil too much but when we saw her (yes!! it is a she) talk at Djangocon last April in Copenhagen we were as highly impressed as entertained. Obviously, we were very happy that she has accepted our invitation to come to Amsterdam specially for this event, while living in London, so we hope to see many of you on September, Wednesday 25th.
If you also feel there is something interesting and Python related you wish to share, please do get in touch. We might be able to squeeze you in, either this meetup or the next.
Furthermore, the only option meetup offer to pay the fee is Paypal. If you do not have a Paypal account but you sure wish to join us, please do drop us a message.
The program for September 25th:
* Door opens at 18:00
* Food and drinks at 18:15
* 19:00 - 19:10 Welcome
* 19:15 – 19:45 Talk 1: Benchmarking Python Heaps by Shane Kerr
"I was doing some work on some software that needs a cache. This is pretty common in the DNS world, and indeed caches with a timeout have many uses. In Python, we have a built-in dictionary data structure which works fine for looking up an entry by a key. We also have the heapq module as part of the standard Python library, which implements a heap; this works fine for adding, removing, and updating based on the expiration time. Unfortunately these two data structures don’t work so well together. The basic problem is that when an item changes position in the heap, the object does not know it, so if you reference it from the dictionary you have to search through the entire heap to remove the entry." In his speech, Shane will further address this issue and offer some insight on how to overcome these issues.
* 19:45 - 20:15 Short break
* 20:15 - 20:45 Talk 2: Gamification of algorithms by Iulia Avram
"I am a software developer and computer science enthusiast currently exploring the widths and depths of Django. I usually call myself a Python fangirl because it's the language I keep coming back to despite the fact that my journey has taken me through a fair share of other technologies. In my spare time, I love algorithms and pushing myself to get better at them, puzzles and the cosmos. My tech motto is that if you can dream it, you can probably code it in Python."
* 21:00 - 22:00 Drinks
Make sure your RSVP is right and please check our attendancy policy on the main page.
We're looking forward to see you all again this next September 25th!