[CentralOH] Why Python

Brian Costlow brian.costlow at gmail.com
Fri Oct 11 16:38:32 CEST 2013

Hi All,

I am working on a short talk, titled Why Python?

This talk is aimed at adults new to programming, or who are thinking about
it, but have not even started yet, often those trying to learn outside a
traditional academic environment.

In an environment where certain other languages/skills will probably make
it easier to find an internship or entry-level job (just because there are
more of them out there, especially in "flyover country") why should they
bother to learn Python instead of Java, C#, Ruby, PHP, or JavaScript + CSS

Or, even if not "instead of", why should they exert effort to learn Python
"in addition to". After all, to people entirely new to this, Ruby and
Python seem to be basically the same.

I don't want this to just be my ideas, I want to solicit ideas from the
community. So, jump in on the thread, and tell me what I should be
including in the talk.

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