It's been a difficult task to create a program, considering we received 38 proposals and time only allows for a maximum of 9 slots. Many promising proposals had to be left out to our regret, but we are certain that we managed to put together an amazing and very diverse program!
|08:15 – 09:00||Registration + Coffee (open until 09:15)|
|09:00 – 09:15||Welcome|
|09:15 – 10:00||
Writing Code for Science and Data
Scientific research or data science need rapid experimentation and
building intuitions from data. Yet, in academia or in the industry, the
code must live on to be useful for future enquiries or in production.
Always experimenting yet writing production-ready robust code may seem a
conundrum. However it shares a lot with agile or extreme programming
techniques. It is an interesting test bed of programming practices.
|10:00 - 10:30||
Hobby Electronics with MicroPython
A gentle introduction into the world of hobby electronics. Robots, art, gadgets, monitoring, tools, toys, home appliances, wearables -- with microcontrollers you can make anything. And now, that MicroPython is here, you can easily learn to program them.
|10:30 - 11:00||Coffee break|
|11:00 – 11:40||
RevDB, a Reverse Debugger
RevDB is an experimental "reverse debugger" for Python, similar to UndoDB-GDB or LL for C. You run your program once, in "record" mode, producing a log file; once you get buggy behavior, you start the reverse-debugger on the log file. It gives an (improved) pdb-like experience, but it is replaying your program exactly as it ran---all input/outputs are replayed from the log file instead of being redone.
|11:40 – 12:10||
Scraping the Federal Administrative Court's Database and Analysing the Verdicts
For years, lawyers and attorneys working in Switzerland have sensed that cases of migrants appealing deportation weren't treated equally by the 24 judges of the Swiss Federal Administrative Court.
|12:10 – 12:40||
Python is Weird
A lot of people think that Python is a really simple and straightforward language. Python hides a lot of peculiarities very well, but for the sake of this talk we will try to uncover them.
|12:40 – 14:00||Lunch|
|14:00 – 14:30||
Massively Multiplayer Online Game Servers in Twisted Python
How we designed and built back-end servers for MMO games on the web like Thunder Run (www.thunderrun.com), using Python to handle 100,000+ monthly players. How to take advantage of the Twisted library and asynchronous I/O for low-latency networking.
|14:30 – 15:00||
Scalable Python with Docker, Kubernetes and Openshift
New technologies like Docker, Kubernetes and Openshift make it much easier to run python applications on multiple servers for redundancy and load-balancing. In this talk I will explain how the 100% open-source Docker, Kubernetes and Openshift work and how to run python applications on this stack. I will show two or more live examples how to combine them with Git into a complete continuous delivery pipeline.
|15:00 – 15:45||Coffee break|
|15:45 – 16:15||
Python, Locales and Writing Systems
Python 3 removes a lot of the confusion around Unicode handling in Python, but that by no means fixes everything. Different locales and writing systems have unique behaviours that can trip you up. Here's some of the worst ones and how to handle them correctly.
|16:15 – 16:45||
Python in the Hardware Industry
This talk will be about the usage of Python inside of Sensirion, a hardware company producing sensors. We will see where and how we rely on Python and how the usage evolved from collections of small Python scripts in each department to a stack of gerrit, Jenkins and devpi to develop, test and deploy Python packages to 100+ non software engineers in the lab.
|16:45 – 17:00||Closing|
|17:00 – 20:00||Social Event / Apéro|
Right after the conference we'll have a small aperitif at HSR's cafeteria, sponsored by 4teamwork. There will be soft drinks, water, beer and sandwiches free of charge for all conference attendees.