My notes from P. Büchelr’s presentation at EuroPython 2013.
Car analogy - people who go to BMW will get different quality than Fiat. Same with software, but not appreciated.
Right mix of people important. Pointless to have lots of all-stars ‘cause they will all have their own idea of how it should be done.
Why Python? Too many languages = uncomfortably hot. Python is platform independent, has big community, good traction/adoption/future plans, good learning curve
Rough notes from EuroPython 2013, also available in PDF format 437KB.
The Next 20 Years of Python — V. Van Lindberg Chairman of the Python Software Foundation, works for Rackspace and OpenStack.
Opinionated language. Guido managed to build a community. Sense of values. import this. Zen of Python == core part of ethos. Standards language for bioinformatics. Primary teaching language for most universities, finally replacing Java (thank goodness). Community needs to scale.
I’m in Firenze this week to attend EuroPython 2013. I will be updating this site daily with thoughts and observations from a newbie rookie — this is my first experience in an extended conference (one week!), and my Python power is only ★ ✩ ✩ ✩ ✩.