[Baypiggies] September ACCU meeting

Walter Vannini walterv at gbbservices.com
Sat Aug 25 22:28:01 CEST 2007

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When:      Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Topic:     Some Python Patterns for Multitasking
             and Event-Driven Processing
Speaker:   Alex Martelli
Time:      7:00pm
Where:     VMware
                3210 Porter Drive
                Palo Alto, CA 94304
               (Please don't go to the other VMware building
                on the same street.)
Map:       <http://tinyurl.com/3965zb>
Cost:      Free
More Info: <http://www.accu-usa.org>
Speaker:   Alex Martelli

Doing multiple things at once -- or, at least, giving the appearance of 
so doing -- is an obvious and inescapable necessity in almost all 
programming areas today. This talk shows some architecture, design and 
coding patterns (focused on the Python programming language) supporting 
such needs, from event-driven processing, to threading (preemptive and 
non), to some highly scalable approaches based on multiple processes 
possibly running on multiple processors.

The talk's audience should have at least some modest previous exposure 
to Python, but will not necessarily need previous knowledge of either 
event-driven processing or multitasking.

Alex Martelli is Uber Technical Lead at Google, Inc. Alex holds a laurea 
in Ingegneria Elettronica from Bologna University. He wrote Python in a 
Nutshell, and also co-edited the Python Cookbook. He's a member of the 
Python Software Foundation, and won the 2002 Activators' Choice Award 
and the 2006 Frank Willison Memorial Award.

Alex spent 8 years with IBM Research (earning three Outstanding 
Technical Achievement Awards), 12 years as senior consultant (Win32, 
Fortran, C, C++, Java, etc) at Think3 inc, and 3 years as a Python 
freelance consultant (mostly for AB Strakt). He has taught Programming, 
Numerical Computing, and Object Oriented Design at Ferrara University 
and other venues.

The ACCU meets monthly. To suggest topics and speakers please email 
Walter Vannini via walterv at gbbservices.com

Walter Vannini

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