[sf-lug] Fwd: [balug-talk] PenLUG next week - Alex Martelli, Python 2.4 and 2.5

jim stockford jim at well.com
Thu Aug 17 17:33:48 PDT 2006

> Date: Thursday, August 24th, 2006
> Time: meeting 7:00 - 9:00 PM, social/networking until 10 PM
> Location: Twin Pines Park, 1225 Ralston Ave, Belmont, CA 94002
> RSVP: Not required, but send mail to rsvp at penlug.org if you can.
> More info: see www.penlug.org for directions and other stuff
> Alex Martelli, Python 2.4 and 2.5
> The Python programming language is well-known and widespread, but many
> developers may be unfamiliar with the latest features, particularly
> those introduced in the 2.5 release (currently in Beta, and scheduled
> for definitive release in August). This talk presents many interesting
> new Python features, focusing on the 2.4 and 2.5 releases.
> Alex Martelli is Uber Technical Lead at Google, Inc. Martelli holds a
> laurea in Ingegneria Elettronica from Bologna University. He wrote
> Python in a Nutshell, and co-edited the Python Cookbook. He's a member
> of the Python Software Foundation, a Python committer, and the winner
> of the 2002 Activators' Choice Award and of the 2006 Frank Willison
> award for outstanding contribution to the Python community. Before
> Google, Martelli spent a year with Texas Instruments, 8 years with IBM
> Research, 12 as senior consultant for think3 inc; and three as a
> Python freelance consultant, mostly for AB Strakt. He has also taught
> Programming, Numerical Computing, and OO Design at Ferrara University
> and other venues.

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