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

Thursday, April 28, 2016 Meeting


Note: We are meeting at 7:30pm instead of 7pm due to room scheduling


PyCon is almost here

Who's going to tutorials? Who's running in the 5k? Who's staying for sprints?

Let's celebrate by getting a taste of what is to come. We have two speakers giving us a peek at their talk, and we have lightning talks.


Topic: Exception and error handling in Python 2 and Python 3

Speaker: Alex Martelli


Handling errors and exceptions optimally is crucial in solid Python programs. Some technical details have changed in Python 3, and the talk covers those, but the core of "best practices" is quite enduring, and the talk focuses on presenting and explaining them.


Topic: SQLite: Gotchas and Gimmes

Speaker: Dave Sawyer



Python's sqlite module provides access to the most deployed database engine in the world. We'll go beyond the docs to discover how to unlock the full power of SQLite without additional libraries. We'll identify deadly pitfalls and produce clean Pythonic code. Find out why the creators say to think of SQLite not as a replacement for Oracle, but as a replacement for open().

Meetup available to register

BayPiggies has a group on Please RSVP at: .  Although it is not strictly necessary, the more people that RSVP, the more newcomers will be interested in attending (no one likes being the first one at a party). Thanks!

Meeting Schedule:

  • 7:30 doors open / Socializing

  • 7:45 - 8:30  Exception and error handling in Python 2 and Python 3, Alex Martelli
  • 8:30 - 8:45 Lightning Talks / Break
  • 8:45 - 9:15 SQLite: Gotchas and Gimmes, Dave Sawyer
  • 9:15 - 9:30 Random Access 

Location:                 LinkedIn

2025 Stierlin Ct., Mountain View, CA (map)

Meeting Room:       Unite (On the second floor)



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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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