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Mark Graves mgraves87 at gmail.com
Thu Feb 18 18:42:26 EST 2016

I echo all of the above sentiments and these are all things I'm interested

I am personally here to learn from other's mistakes.  In my career (if you
can call it that), its been less painful than re-creating them myself.

I often code-shame
myself and typically suffer from impostor syndrome
when people talk about the zen of python.  This has led me to contribute
less to the open source community than I would have liked because I'm
afraid people will ridicule my code.  I have even gone so far as to create
fake github/bitbucket accounts and send pull requests.  Yep.  I'm that

Python is such a fantastic and beautiful language, and I usually feel like
my code doesn't live up to being called "pythonic".

In that sense, I truly enjoy civil discussions around real world problems
and how others approach them.  Seeing anti-patterns and how they are
corrected to work is really useful to me as I try to grow my skills.

While I find stack overflow / documentation / tutorials useful, there is
just something useful about hearing feedback where the solution isn't
In particular, I don't have a formal computer science background, so topics
of python's internals and effective memory management are particularly
interesting to me.

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On Thu, Feb 18, 2016 at 12:55 PM, Bob Haugen <bob.haugen at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Feb 18, 2016 at 12:42 PM, kirby urner <kirby.urner at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > By "lurker" I don't mean I'm completely quiet, but rather that I'm
> nowhere
> > near Chicago, though I was born there and went to a Djangocon in some
> swank
> > hotel along the river (where I led a workshop before taking off on a
> > pilgrimage to the home town of our O'Reilly School of Technology [1]).
> Hey! I went to that workshop. It was my introduction to Python. Helped
> enormously! Thanks a lot, Kirby Urner!
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