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Fireside Chat w/ PayPal Lead Developer/Innovative Wikipedian

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A Fireside Chat with PayPal Lead Developer / Innovative Wikipedian

November 2nd from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for a candid conversation with Mahmoud Hashemi, the Lead Developer of Python Infrastructure at PayPal. He will be sharing advice on everything from managing developers to corporate scaling.

In addition to his work at PayPal, Mahmoud as received massive recognition for his work as an innovative Wikipedian. Come hear him break down his two most recognized contributions - Listen To Wikipedia ( and the Hatnote Recent Changes Map ( Listen to Wikipedia is a beautiful visual and auditory manifestation of the Wikipedia edits and member adds. The Recent Changes Map also shows visually where Wikipedia changes are coming from around the world. Mahmoud's creative visualizations have taken the developer community by storm and continue to inspire out-of-the-box thinking of all those who work with him.

Mahmoud Hashemi, is lead developer of Python Infrastructure at PayPal, where he focuses on service frameworks, API design, and system resiliency. Outside of work, he is an avid Wikipedian and co-creator of several Wikipedia-based projects, such as Listen To Wikipedia ( and the Hatnote Recent Changes Map ( He is also the author of several other open source libraries, available on Github, ( He finds architecture enthralling, and is always finding ways to blog Chinese and Persian!


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