[Baypiggies] Jim and Alex

Alex Martelli aleax at google.com
Tue Jun 9 08:29:11 CEST 2009

On Mon, Jun 8, 2009 at 6:36 PM, Glen Jarvis<glen at glenjarvis.com> wrote:
> I am *very* interested in this talk. This will be very *very* interesting.


> Alex,
>     If you get a chance, can you either give us some slides to preview or
> send out a "preparation homework?"  I'd like to have all the background
> knowledge (e.g., what is Spolsky's Law) personally researched so I can get
> the *most* out of what you're going to talk about....

If you can follow Italian,
http://www.viddler.com/explore/zinanni/videos/1/ is the Italian
version of this presentation (video) and
http://www.aleax.it/itpyc_abst.pdf the PDF with the slides from it.
http://www.aleax.it/pycon_abst.pdf are the slides for the shorter,
rougher version I did at Pycon 2009,
are sriram's notes from it... video's somewhere on blip.tv but I can't
find it right now (Anna? help?).

The Baypiggies presentation is the penultimate try-out to the final
episode where I'll be presenting this very subject at OSCON'09 in San
Jose in July.

Suggested readings for those who want to prep, besides Spolsky,
Attwood and Fried, include Korzibsky (General Semantics), the Book of
Five Rings, D. Knuth, and all of the sources of the open-source SDK
for Google App Engine, at code.google.com.  Even if you can't make it
to the talk, reading through this material can't help prompting your


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