[Chicago] Python Hype

Michael Tamillow mikaeltamillow96 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 28 11:36:23 EDT 2016

I have looked at that Gartner hype curve before and other Gartner tools and
am fully convinced that Gartner is a $7.3 billion dollar company that just
makes up stuff and then brands it effectively.

I think this falls perfectly in line with what Data Science is all about.
Looks awesome!


On Thu, Apr 28, 2016 at 10:03 AM, Skip Montanaro <skip.montanaro at gmail.com>

> "So if I were to position Python at the peak, which I'm not going to
> spoil the results you will see at my talk, then it would be right on
> "Activity beyond early adopters", and before "Negative press begins"."
> Brian,
> The "problem" with Python (if you can call it that) is that it is
> mature technology. It's not like a Unicorn whose weaknesses have yet
> to be revealed. To the extent that there is negative press, it
> happened a long time ago. The big problems are/were the GIL and
> general performance (hard to optimize). Projects like PyPy, Nuitka,
> Cython and others are making headway in these areas I think. Future
> negative press will probably only emerge if all of them flop.
> Just my 2¢
> Skip
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