[Baypiggies] Jim and Alex

Shannon -jj Behrens jjinux at gmail.com
Fri Jun 12 17:52:09 CEST 2009

On Mon, Jun 8, 2009 at 11:29 PM, Alex Martelli<aleax at google.com> wrote:
> 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.
> Great!
>> 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,
> http://defcraft.blogspot.com/2009/04/notes-from-alex-martellis-talk-pycon.html
> 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
> growth;-).

Thanks Alex,

So all we need to do to be fully prepared for your talk is read all of
Donald Knuth's work?  I might give that a shot this weekend ;)


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