A Brief Tour of Python by JR Rickerson

A Brief Tour of Python by JR Rickerson

Topic: A Brief Tour of Python by JR Rickerson

Speaker Bio: JR Rickerson is a software developer and founder of Red Rivet Studios, his software consulting business. JR was set on his path when he was introduced to the LOGO language on an Apple IIe in the 2nd grade, and has now been developing software professionally for 15 years. In his spare time, JR is a co-organizer of the Python Atlanta Meetup group and hosts the PyATL "Jam Sessions" where members can collaboratively work on projects and learn Python. JR enjoys continuing to explore and learn the craft of software development and strives to provide his clients with high-quality, well-built solutions that meet their needs.

Summary: While it's been around for over 20 years, the Python language has been more recently gaining attention due to its readability, flexibility, and power. Python is a high-level, dynamic language currently being used for anything from simple server administration scripting to large, complex web applications. Python has also seen growing popularity in the data analytics and scientific fields due to its ease of use and strong community support. We will tour some of Python's version of standard languages constructs, the convenience of several of the languages built-in features not always seen in other languages, and briefly look at the power of the Python standard library and well-supported third-party modules. Examples will also be given of popular libraries to use for various types of development, including data processing, web development, database development, and server administration.

Date: Tuesday, March 12th at 6:30pm

Location: 950 East Paces Ferry Road NE, Suite 2155 (21st floor), Atlanta, GA 30326

Parking: FREE Parking is available in the MARTA Parking Lot located directly across the street from the building. Please do not park in the One Atlanta Plaza building parking lot because parking is no longer free there.

RSVP: Food and drinks will be provided, so please RSVP to this event ONLY is you are able to attend. If your status changes, please make sure to update the website!

Website: http://www.meetup.com/AMDEV-Atlanta-Microsoft-Developers/

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  • LaTrelle

    Great meetUP- gave me a really good idea of what Python was and how it could be used.

    March 13, 2013

  • Mike M.

    Stuck in traffic. :(

    March 12, 2013

  • Jason F.

    Only bad traffic should prevent me from going.

    March 11, 2013

  • Michael A.

    I'm really going to try to make this one --- mean it.

    1 · March 6, 2013

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