Special Guest: Alex Martelli (+ lightning talk)

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Topic: Ask me (almost) anything.

For our March meeting, Alex will hold an extended Q&A. Ask him questions about Python, software engineering, Google Cloud, writing books, or anything else on your mind. We plan to gather about 50% of the questions in advance, so he has time to prepare for some of them. The rest of the questions will be asked by the live audience.

Here is a form you can use to submit questions for Alex: https://goo.gl/forms/3dcXVdSNlYXleu8A2

There will also be a lightning talk from Jayson DeLancey: "Visualizing 10M+ 3D Points with Point Processing Toolkit"

Main Speaker Bio:
Alex Martelli has been programming for over thirty years, mainly in Python for the recent half of that time. He wrote the first two editions of Python in a Nutshell, and co-wrote the third one; he also co-authored the first two editions of the Python Cookbook. He’s a PSF Fellow, and won the 2002 Activators’ Choice Award and the 2006 Frank Willison Memorial Award for contributions to the Python community. He's active on Stackoverflow and a frequent speaker at technical conferences. He's been living in Silicon Valley with his wife and co-author Anna for fourteen years, and working at Google throughout this time, currently as Senior Staff Engineer leading "long tail" tech support for the Google Cloud Platform.