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Meetup tonight: Python tips, tricks, and idioms by Raymond Hettinger (Core python developer) - pls fill out building access form

From: Grace L.
Sent on: Wednesday, November 10, 2010 11:46 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for San Francisco Python Meetup Group!

What: Python tips, tricks, and idioms by Raymond Hettinger (Core python developer)

When: Wednesday, November 10,[masked]:30 PM

Where: Lolapps
116 New Montgomery Street, #700
San Francisco, CA 94105

sfpython will close the year with our last meet-up featuring a few lightning talks from our members and Raymond Hettinger (core python developer and PSF member) on Wed Nov 10. We are really excited that Raymond will be visiting us from Southern Cal and I'd like to thank Lolapps for making that happen and for offering up their office to host this gathering and provide food, beer, games .... Thank you! It should be a fun time.

Please fill out this form to make our building security guard happy or he will deny your entry.

Topics for Lightning Talks includes Persistence DataStructure, Distributed Computing for everyone and more. Click here if you are wondering what the heck lightning talks are :-)

Abstract for main talk:
Using syntax well: slices, tuple unpacking, for-else, for-break.
Take advantage of language dynamics: introspection, bound methods, and getattr()
Non-java python: duck-typing, abstract base classes, easier-to-ask-forgiveness, and super().
Using iteration as glue: iterator pipelines, itertools, and generators.
Higher-level python: set(), sorted(), heapq, etc.

Featured Speaker's Bio:
Raymond Hettinger is a core developer for the Python language and serves as a board member for the Python Software Foundation. He is responsible for introducing generator expressions, creating the itertools module, optimizing the implementation, and designing several builtin functions including any(), all(), set(), frozenset(), sorted(), reversed() and enumerate(). He is active in the developer newsgroup and maintains several third-party Python tools including a matrix/eigenvalue package and a generic puzzle solving framework. He is the author of 40+ recipes in the ASPN Python cookbook and recently published The Python Programming Language along side Guido Van Rossum and others. He has also been featured as the keynote speaker at Italian PyCon 2008.



Agenda
6:30p - Check-in and mingle, with Pizza and Beer provided by our sponsor Lolapps
7.10p - Welcome and Lightning Talks (5 minutes each)
8.00p - Featured Speaker
9.00p - Q & A and more Mingling, Ping pong/beer pong...
9:30p - Door close and moving the party to John Colins

Sounds good? Feel free to ping me with questions or suggestions -

Cheers,

Grace

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