Past Meetup

CPython Workshop

Hosted by Celia L. and James P.
From The New York Python Meetup Group

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NYC Python ( (@NYCPythonMeetup ( and BuzzFeed ( (@BuzzFeed ( are hosting a CPython workshop this coming Tuesday, November 19th, at BuzzFeed's Manhattan HQ!

This will be a hands-on workshop, exploring the CPython run-time and internals.

We'll look at how to read the CPython source, how to contribute to the CPython project, and how to motivate a stronger understanding of the Python language via understanding of the reference implementation.

James Powell (@dontusethiscode ( will be instructing.

Julian Berman (@JulianWasTaken ( will also give a short presentation on the PyPy project and PyPy internals.

Watch this space (& the comments) for more information!

This workshop is intended to be very hands on. We'll be posting some preparatory materials here shortly!

While we will have a number of remote virtual machines available for use during tomorrow's workshop, if you would prefer to work locally, a repository has been added to GitHub with a Vagrant setup for the event. Please download and install everything ahead of time so you can hit the ground running.


  • James P.

    Those of you having trouble with the included `gdb` macros, here's the reason:

    The `gdb` that ships with our VM (Ubuntu 13.10) uses Python 3:
    $ gdb -v
    GNU gdb (GDB) 7.6.1-ubuntu
    $ ldd $(which gdb) | grep python => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007f0f0c0e8000)
    $ gdb
    (gdb) python
    >from sys import version_info
    >sys.version_info(major=3, minor=3, micro=2, releaselevel='final', serial=0)

    When you try to load the helpers, it gives an error, because is only Python 2 compatible!
    (gdb) source Tools/gdb/

    4 years ago
  • Nick G.


    4 years ago
  • Dmitry


    just wanted to belatedly thank you for your amazing _tour de force_ of a presentation on Tuesday -- this was one of the best, most inspiring and expertly presented technical talks I've seen in a long time. Kudos!

    4 years ago