Tornado bugfixing

We will use this Gitter channel during the sprint.

In this event, we will have a quick introduction to Tornado (including some information about concurrency and parallelism), and we will work on different bugs, including:

Also, we can work on Tornado documentation, updating all the examples to Python 3, including the use of async def.

For first time contributors, we’ll have a parallel track. We’ll show a presentation about what’s a pull request, and how to send one. And we’ll work on the Python Sprints website, to get some practice in an easier environment, before you start worrying about the implementation of more complex projects like Tornado.

Remember to bring your own laptop, as usual.

Pizzas and beers will be served during the sprint.

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Thanks to Touch Surgery for hosting this event!

The Touch Surgery platform is an interactive surgical simulator for healthcare professionals; providing a realistic and detailed guide to every step of a procedure. Users can quickly learn surgery, instantly test their knowledge, and rehearse for surgery.

Tornado is a Python web framework and asynchronous networking library, originally developed at FriendFeed. By using non-blocking network I/O, Tornado can scale to tens of thousands of open connections, making it ideal for long polling, WebSockets, and other applications that require a long-lived connection to each user.

More information about Tornado:

Set up instructions

Just fork and clone Tornado from


RSVP: Click here

Level: All levels

Date: 10 April 2018

Time: 18:30

Touch Surgery
230 City Road
London, EC1V 2QY, UK