I have a portion of a talk at Silicon Valley Code Camp! I’ll be discussing Python w/ Azure. So far, I’ve been ramping up on Python so I can keep the talk relevant. In my learning I’ve come across some really awesome cultural tidbits that contribute to the awesomeness of Python Development.
Python is written as Guido intended er… indented it.
PEPs or Python Enhancement Proposals are the way the Python community provides design documentation. Some contain Easter eggs and/or philosophical life lessons. They drive the progress of Python.
The Zen of Python. This is what really blew me away about Python’s culture. PEP 20 is the Zen of Python. A philosophical view of how Python is written and helps developers maintain readable, beautiful code. Its absolutely wonderful maybe worth memorizing, and totally worth reading. You can access the Zen of Python simply by entering “import this” in the REPL. Ahhh so relaxing.
There are many great resources to get started with Python if this seems to align your Chakra. (Tobiah said this earlier today and it made me laugh)
TechCrunch Disrupt is an awesome event. Everyone I met was intelligent, hard working, and creative. The caliber of work produced blew me away. I look forward to participating in the future, but this weekend I was on the sidelines at the Microsoft booth giving away T-Shirts and learning how to tweet. Still, the potential for learning and practice was great. So, I’ve compiled a short list of things I would have like to know before my first Hackathon.