Friday PyCon Dinners

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# PyCon Dinners! Join us **Friday April 10th** at **6pm** after the first day of talks for great food, great company, and great speakers. If you are new to PyCon, this is a great opportunity to make new friends early on in the conference. Both dinners have an audience participation aspect designed to get people talking — which we hope will be especially valuable to first-timers at PyCon, which was 60% of attendees last year based on the post-conference survey! If PyCon is already an annual event for you, then you know that the conference continues with great conversations long after the talks end for the day — so pull up a chair! ------------------------------------------------ ## PyCon Dinner Speakers

Brandon Rhodes
Brandon was surprised last year when he was asked to run PyCon’s first-ever trivia night, and almost as surprised when asked to do the same thing again this year. In between the three courses of the meal, Brandon will ask questions about the Python language. Some attendees will thoughtfully sip their drinks, others will gesture and debate, but in the end a member of each team will come forward with their team’s completed answer sheet to learn — at the end of three rounds — which team’s knowledge of Python has indeed proved the most trivial! Brandon himself is a regular speaker at PyCon as well as at regional Python and Django conferences, and will be serving as the PyCon Chair when the conference goes to Portland in 2016–17.

Jessica McKellar
Jessica McKellar is an entrepreneur, software engineer, and open source developer from San Francisco. She is a veteran open source contributor and a maintainer for several open source projects, including OpenHatch and the Twisted event-driven networking engine; she wrote a chapter on Twisted for The Architecture of Open Source Applications Volume II and the second edition of O'Reilly's Twisted Networking Essentials.
------------------------------------------------ ## PyCon Dinner #1 - Hosted by Brandon Rhodes #### Location: - **InterContinental Montreal**
360 Rue Saint Antoine Ouest
Vieux-Montreal, Québec
H2Y-3X4 - Canada
#### Menu: - **Starter**: Seafood and saffron croquettes, yuzu spiced mayo and julienned radishes with wakamé - **Main**: Chicken stuffed with mushrooms, fried olive polenta and thyme juice - **Dessert**: Lavendar crème brulée, maple tile and melon sherbet
Note: Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free meals will be provided to those that request such meals on their registration. ------------------------------------------------ ## PyCon Dinner #2 - Hosted by Jessica McKellar #### Location: - **Le Place D'Armes Hotel & Suites**
55, Saint-Jacques West
Vieux-Montreal, Québec
H2Y 3X2 - Canada
#### Menu: - **Starter**: Cherry tomatoes, pearl Bocconcini served on a bed of micro basil and arugula - **Main**: Salmon filet on bed of wild rice, ratatouille & olive tapenade - **Dessert**: Homemade verrine (chocolate & caramel with sea salt, vanilla & pistachio or vanilla pana cotta with seasonal fruits)
Note: Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free meals will be provided to those that request such meals on their registration. ------------------------------------------------ ## Registration Head on over to your existing PyCon registration to add a PyCon Dinner to it! Note that these dinners are at the same date/time so you'll only be able to pick one. The Python Software Foundation has kindly agreed to subsidize these dinners, reducing the ticket price by 25%. - **$45.00 Per Person** - Advance registration required: 1. Edit your existing PyCon registration 1. Click "Continue" 1. Click "Add Conference Dinners" 1. Enter Quantity, click "Continue"

Note: Please register sooner rather than later so that we can let the restaurants know approximate numbers. ------------------------------------------------------------------- ## Questions? - PyCon Organizers: []( "") -------------------------------------------------------------------
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