[Chicago] Introduce Yourself

Tom Yarrish tom at yarrish.com
Thu Oct 11 22:56:13 CEST 2012

Hey all,
So I guess it's my turn for introductions.

My name is Tom, I've been slowly learning Python over the last few
years via different methods (Learn Python the Hard Way, O'Reilly,
etc...latest is with a Coursera course).  I'm a Digital Forensic
Examiner like Mr. Nides, working for a large financial company in the
loop area.  I basically look to use Python for programs to help me in
my examinations and such.

I haven't been able to make it to a meeting, primarily because of
family commitments.  But I'll probably make one someday. :)  If
there's a User Group in the NW Suburbs I'd probably have a better
chance of going to that.  I've been to one of the Lake County meetings
but that's a bit far for me on a regular basis.


On Fri, Oct 5, 2012 at 3:43 PM, Brian Curtin <brian at python.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 1, 2012 at 3:00 PM, Kevin Harriss <special.kevin at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hey all,
>> I noticed some new list members introducing themselves in the ChiPy
>> Love thread earlier and thought an Introduction thread would be a good
>> way to introduce ourselves and our interests in python. I will get
>> this fun started and look forward to some more introductions from
>> others.
> I'm Brian Curtin and I've been going to meetings for a few years and
> have presented a few times. My dad actually started going to meetings
> a while before I joined up.
> For a day job, I'm a developer at Canonical working on Ubuntu One,
> mostly on the Windows client. I'm currently porting a bunch of our
> stuff to Python 3, which is fun.
> On the side, as a hobby, whatever you want to call it, I'm on the
> board of directors at the Python Software Foundation. I do a bunch of
> PSF activities, a lot of work on PyCon, and I'm a core CPython
> developer.
> Speaking of PyCon - you should register:
> https://us.pycon.org/2013/registration/ - tickets are still in early
> bird pricing so they're even more affordable than the already cheap
> regular rate.
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