On this event Czech Republic joined us; Brno–based startup Skypicker, if some of you haven’t heard about them yet, they solve the problem of booking the cheapest possible route from point A to point B.
Weighting at about $100m and raising a million, in February last year, in their third round of fundraising, is good enough of a proof that they know a great deal on solving the problem in question.
The meetup was consisted of lightning talks with a short Q/A as standard.
Talk 1: Jozef Képesi : PostgreSQL
Jozef headlined the talks by giving us some insight on a database some of us have considered as a just plain old relational database of choice. Not only is it a swiss army knife database, but it can do so much more than just keep track of our relational data.
Talk 2: Jiří Beneš : Websockets in Python
For a while now python has been crippled for a good implementation of websockets. We saw tons of custom solutions from implementations on the network framework Twisted to some custom gevent solutions. Jiří will gave us an introduction on how Skypicker solves this issue by using a modern stack of Python 3 + Tornado + AsyncIO and covered some of the general pitfalls as well as best practices.
Talk 3: Ondrej Vesely : BigML ( bigml.com )
BigML makes machine learning easy by taking care of the details required to add data-driven decisions and predictive power to your company. Ondrej gave us a crash course on how to get us quickly up and running with this cloud machine learning platform.
Talk #4: Tomas Mikulec : Python OCR
Tomas gave us an insight into a python solution that encompasses scanning of receipts and storing them away into Database for a handy way of pipelining it for further analytics software.
Talk #5: Martin Polednik : Python X Golang: when to switch to the dark side
Go is getting a lot of attention in the world of Python. When starting a project or improving (not only) Python codebase, it’s good time to consider switching to Go. We went over the tooling, libraries and language features to try and figure out when leaving Python behind could lead to happier developers and better code.
As usually, after the event everyone moved on to the Silicon Drinkabout , which was located at mr. ms. mood, a pub nearby for beers and networking.