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Going to PyCon 2014? See Hearsay Social engineer talks and join us for a beer

Screen Shot 2014-04-07 at 11.37.22Over the next week, developers and technologists will converge on Montreal for PyCon 2014, the largest annual gathering dedicated to the Python programming community. Once again, the Hearsay Social team is proud to be a major part of the event.
This weekend, see presentations from two Hearsay Social software engineers giving talks, and also drop by our beer bash on Saturday evening. Details here:

Programming an Autonomous 20 Foot Blimp with Python

WHO: Scott Lobdell, Hearsay Social software engineer (Be sure to read our special interview with Scott here.)
WHAT: This talk documents the journey of a less than conventional robotics application in which python is used as the logical controller of an autonomous 20 foot blimp. The blimp’s autopilot features, prolonged air time, large size, and smooth motion make it the ideal platform for aerial photography. Giving the blimp an onboard controller reduces the overall costs and requirements of the operation. (More details here.)
WHEN: Saturday, 5:10 p.m. – 5:40 p.m.


Localization Revisited


WHO: Ruchi Varshney, Hearsay Social software engineer

WHAT: Is your web app ready for a global audience? Internationalizing your codebase with gettext ( might just be the simpler part of the puzzle. It’s hard to maintain translations in a fast paced deployment environment without constant manual intervention. This talk covers tools and strategies you can adopt to automate your localization process and ensure high translation coverage. (More details here.)

WHEN: Sunday, 2:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.


Hearsay Social’s PyCon Beer Bash

On Saturday evening at 7:00 PM, join Hearsay Social’s engineering team and other PyCon attendees for food and drinks at the Reporter Room (The Westin Montreal). Come discuss your favorite sessions from the conference and share any interesting ideas you’ve learned. Anyone attending PyCon is welcome and drinks and food are on us, so we look forward to seeing you there!

Ronny Kerr

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