Python in Action at USENIX LISA'07
dave-announce at dabeaz.com
Mon Oct 1 04:25:25 CEST 2007
All Python programmers already know that Python is a secret weapon
for solving impossible problems while still giving you time to go on
vacation, play in a band, and enjoy fine meals with your significant
other. However, do your coworkers know the real reason why you are
so well-adjusted and happy? Are they still skeptical curmudgeons?
Perhaps they would be interested in the "Python in Action" tutorial
being presented at the USENIX LISA'07 conference in Dallas, November
16th. Further details about this tutorial are available here:
Even if you already know Python, this tutorial is for you! Fully
updated to Python 2.5, this tutorial will show you how to make
effective use of modern Python features for all sorts of practical
tasks related to data processing and systems programming. Special
emphasis is placed on Python's very powerful support for iteration
including list comprehensions, generator functions, and generator
expressions. You will even see how to build a distributed data
processing system using nothing but a single for-loop (well, okay, a
few other things are in there, but it's mostly the for-loop).
Presented in two parts, the tutorial starts with an introduction to
Python with a special emphasis on tasks related to data processing.
The second half of the tutorial takes you on a tour of systems
programming in Python including topics related to files, the file
system, systems interfaces, interprocess communication, concurrency,
and networks. The class would be especially appropriate for
programmers experienced in other programming languages who would like
to know what Python programming is all about.
Hope to see everyone in Dallas!
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