A self driven community of Python enthusiasts spreading good vibes.

Event details

[VIRTUAL] Py.Amsterdam from home! #StayAtHome

Wednesday 25 March 2020 19:00

Are you dealing with isolation due to COVID-19? Are you missing your friends from the Python community? PyAmsterdam is also moving online to help you!

This is going to be our first online meetup and we have two amazing speakers!

Python Online meetup March 2020

Join the meetup using this Zoom meeting link [1]

About Optiver

Optiver [2] hosted our first meetup in 2019 and a year later they are sponsoring our first online meetup. Thank you! Optiver is a leading technology-based trading firm with over one thousand people globally, united in our mission to improve the market. We provide liquidity using our capital, at our own risk, trading in tens of thousands of financial instruments on more than 50 exchanges around the world. Engineering is at the core of our trading strategies. We build and maintain low latency trading systems that respond to market events in nanoseconds. Crucial to our success is the precision, reliability and speed of our systems. Our engineers continually refine, store, and analyse hundreds of terabytes of data, enabling us to automatically price large, diverse sets of financial instruments with extremely low error tolerance. To do this we use sophisticated technology and large-scale systems. Our infrastructure is a combination of 10 000 highly customised components and 600 different applications running on 1500 servers, distributed globally. Check their current open positions [3]:


19:00 Intro
19:15 How to be Pythonic? Design a Query Language in Python (Cheuk Ting Ho)
20:00 Building community and the impact of COVID-19 on the PSF/PyCon and its community work (Naomi Ceder)
21:00 Lightning talks
21:30 Closing (if no further interest)

How to be Pythonic? Design a Query Language in Python

About Cheuk Ting Ho [4]:

After having a career in data science, Cheuk now brings her knowledge in data and passion for the tech community into TerminusDB as the developer relations lead. Cheuk constantly contributes to the open-source community by giving AI and deep learning workshops and organize sprints to encourage diversity contributions. You can also find her at twitter via @cheukting_ho [7]


We created Python API calls that let you can make queries and manipulate data in our graph database. We thought about what will be best for Pythonistas? What will be the most Pythonic way to do it? (Is it a thing?) Here’s our journey in making WOQLpy and we want to make it useful to you.

Building community and the impact of COVID-19 on the PSF/PyCon and its community work

About Naomi Ceder [5]:

Naomi Ceder earned a PhD in Classics several decades ago but switched from ancient human languages to computer languages sometime in the last century. Since 2001, she has been learning, teaching, writing about, and using Python.

An elected fellow of the Python Software Foundation, Naomi currently serves as chair of its board of directors. She also speaks internationally about the Python community, and on inclusion and diversity in technology in general.

By day she leads a team of Python programmers for Dick Blick Art Materials, and in her spare time, she enjoys sketching, knitting, and deep philosophical conversations with her dog. You can follow her at twitter @NaomiCeder [6]


The past few weeks have been difficult for tech communities in general and for the Python community. I'll talk a little about the importance of building communities and give some background on how the PSF is dealing with the current situation, and answer questions.

Plain text version