[Chicago] Introduce Yourself

Tal Liron tal.liron at threecrickets.com
Tue Oct 2 02:49:44 CEST 2012

I'm Tal. I own my own little consultancy named Three Crickets, which 
does free software specializing in high-scalability data services, and 
have created various free software projects based around Jython and 
CPython. My main work these days is on the Three Crickets stack, which 
will soon include a very exciting new addition that I'm excited to 
present to ChiPy.

I've presented at ChiPy on topics as diverse as writing RESTful web 
services, packaging Python applications for Debian/Ubuntu, and GObject 
introspection with Python (and Vala). I don't come to meetings often 
enough, but luckily when I do they just happen to be the best meetings 

I love Python-the-language, with its culture of keeping things 
straightforward and explicable (unfortunately not always followed). 
Python is the perfect tool for just getting shit done, if you pardon my 
French. I'm not, however, a fan of CPython-the-platform, and think it's 
crazy that people deploy production web services of it. (I'm a JVM 
advocate through and through, though I don't love Java-the-language.) I 
also think the lack of a coherent repository format for Python (egg 
links on PyPI are a disaster) is unfortunate. Take the good with the 
bad, innit.

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