Talks

This page lists some of the talks I've presented at conferences, user groups etc.

Never Write Shell Scripts Again

A discussion of the strengths and weaknesses of shell scripts and why you might want to consider using Python instead.

Go For Pythonistas

An introduction to the Go programming language from the perspective of a Python developer. Presented at the Christchurch Python meetup.

Advice for Success as a Technology Geek

A lecture I gave to University of Canterbury Data Science students about career in the workforce.

Python virtualenvs

A discussion of the problem that virtualenvs solve, some gotchas and the tools people use to create and manage them. Presented at the Christchurch Python meetup.

Python async

A tour of Python's (then) new asynchronous programming features. Presented at the Christchurch Python meetup.

IMAPClient: Easy IMAP for Python

An introduction to the IMAPClient project which I maintain. Presented at the Christchurch Python meetup.

Application Development Using IronPython

An introduction to creating desktop applications using IronPython. Presented at the 2nd PyCon Italia in 2008.

Python on the Openmono Neo FreeRunner

Developing applications for the (now defunt) Openmoko Neo FreeRunner open phone platform. Presented at PyCon UK in 2008.