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Fwd: Thu Feb 14 6:30PM: NYLUG presents: The Ups and Downs of Migrating to Python 3: A Pragmatic Approach

From: Brian G.
Sent on: Monday, January 14, 2013 12:39 PM
Please note, that yes this will be the evening of Valentine's Day. Please bear that in mind when RSVPing.

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From: Brian Gupta <[address removed]>
Date: Mon, Jan 14, 2013 at 3:17 AM
Subject: Thu Feb 14 6:30PM: NYLUG presents: The Ups and Downs of Migrating to Python 3: A Pragmatic Approach

Although RSVP won't open till Thursday January 31,[masked]:00pm I wanted to give folks a heads up on our next talk on Thu Feb 14 6:30 PM.

More details and RSVP info here: http://www.meetup.com/nylug-meetings/events/82181832/ (You need to join to get notified when RSVP opens).

Julian Berman
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The Ups and Downs of Migrating to Python 3: A Pragmatic Approach

Deciding whether to use Python 2 or Python 3 for new projects has been a touchy subject for the past few years in the Python community. Julian will overview the pros and cons of choosing to use each version, surveying the major novelties (and frustrations) introduced in Python 3 and the reasons why one might want to think hard before picking one or the other. Julian will also discuss a case study (or two) that shed light on how porting existing projects to Python 3 can prove non-trivial. Finally, no discussion on why or if to move to Python 3 would be complete without some  speculation on where the future of the language lies, and what Python might have in store for us in the next few years.

More information:
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Python (http://python.org)
Python 2 vs Python 3 (http://wiki.python.org/moin/Python2orPython3)
The Python 3 Wall of Superpowers (http://python3wos.appspot.com/)
What's New in Python 3.0 (http://docs.python.org/3.0/whatsnew/3.0.html)

About Julian Berman:
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Julian Berman is a freelancer and consultant who has been programming in Python as a primary language for the last 6 years. He has written and contributed to a number of popular open source Python projects, and teaches or mentors a number of newcomers to Python and software development. He's also a Freenode #python regular and occasional speaker at NYC Python and most recently, organizer of a beginner's project tutorial at the monthly hack night.

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Cheers,
Brian

P.S. - We are opening RSVPs exactly two weeks before the meeting in an effort to combat noshows, since we have been regularly going to a waiting list. (Although the waiting list has a fairly high turnover, we still see a significant percentage of noshows.)

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