There were thirty people present for the first Melbourne Python Users Group meeting of the year. Alas, I had work committments and didn’t make it, so no notes, but for the record here are the details of the three speakers and their talks:
Ed Schofield, Update on Python-Future for Python 2/3 compatibility
Tennessee Leeuwenburg, Verification: The Quantitative Science of Knowing how Wrong You Are
Rory Hart, Metaheuristics and Python
Rory posted a useful email to the group today:
Thanks to all those who watched my talk last night. I’ve uploaded the code etc if you would like to take a closer look.
And for extra credit, the paper I based my implementation on:
Christos Voudouris, Edward Tsang, Guided local search and its application to the traveling salesman problem, European Journal of Operational Research 113 (1999) 469-499
 Note the code was written for ease of demoing and explanation rather than performance.
Thanks to Inspire 9 for hosting the meeting.