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We are the Silicon Valley-San Francisco Bay Area Python Interest Group. No membership is required, and beginners are welcome!

Next Meeting:  Jan. 22, 2015 @ LinkedIn, Mtn. View


Topic: How Your Brain Tricks You!


Speaker: Anna Martelli Ravenscroft



Your brain is an amazing, wonderful, awesome thing. It's also a practical joker. We evolved powerful cognitive survival mechanisms, which can lead to unexpected consequences in today's world. It even can mess with your beautiful code! Come learn about how your brain tricks you, and how you can avoid falling for the tricks.


Anna Martelli Ravenscroft has a background in training and mentoring. Her focus is on practical, real-world problem solving and the benefits of diversity and accessibility. Anna graduated in 2010 from Stanford University with a degree in Cognitive Science. She is a member of the Python Software Foundation, a program committee member for several open source conferences, winner of the 2013 Frank Willison Award, and co-editor of the Python Cookbook 2nd edition. She has spoken at PyCon, EuroPython,OSCON, and several regional Python conferences.

Meeting Schedule:

7:00pm Networking and Dinner (pasta, salad, bread and cookies, provided by LinkedIn)

7:30pm Presentation


LinkedIn Corporation

2025 Stierlin Ct (aka Bldg 3).

Mountain View, CA 94043

Meeting Room: Unite conference room (subject to change monthly)


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Special note to presenters using a Mac:

If you will be giving a presentation using a Mac, please bring your own Mac to VGA adapter. LinkedIn does not provide these and this is the one accessory which Mac users sometimes forget to bring.
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