February Newsletter

Wed 05 February 2014 by David Fischer

Local sun-loving-in-winter pythoneering individuals,

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We are also looking for a speaker for this month's San Diego Python monthly meetup. If you'd be willing to give a Python related tech talk, please let us know. Soliciting speakers is becoming a regular occurrence.


Two scoops of Django updated for Django 1.6 (twoscoopspress.com)
Two scoops of Django, a popular book from and for the Django community, has been revised for Django 1.6. This is a great book written by great people.

Upcoming events

Test-driven web development with Django II (meetup.com)
San Diego Python and PyLadies will be having another test-driven Django workshop in mid March. The first one was a big success by our humble expectations and we are expanding our content for this one. We are still finalizing the location and sponsors.

Pycon US (pycon.org)
Pycon US, the largest Python interest conference, is coming up (counter-intuitively) in Montréal on April 11-13. There will be additional events, such as tutorials and sprints on either side of those dates. The schedule won't be out for a bit, but registration is open.


Sr. software engineer (brightscope.com)
BrightScope, a local financial information company in UTC, is looking for exceptional engineers to expand their development team. They are also looking for a less than senior software engineer just in case.

Python developer (github.com)
Gildshire, a startup from the La Jolla UTC area, is about to launch in beta and is looking for enthusiastic part time and full time Python web developers familiar with the web2py framework.

Python programmer (email)
Vijay from CA Technologies is looking for a Python developer for a contract to hire role. Specifically he is interested in a person with machine learning experience and the corresponding relevant Python packages. This job posting is not publicly posted on CA's website so email us and we'll put you in touch.

Python software engineer wanted (independa.com)
Independa, a Carmel Valley based independent care technology solutions provider is looking for a Python developer familar with Django, MySQL and cloud deployment such as EC2 or Heroku. This was referred to San Diego Python by Laura and Steve of Steel Point Search who mentioned that there were trying to fill eight positions.

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