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Glyph on Ethics in Software - Episode 17

In this episode we had a nice long conversation with Glyph Lefkowitz of Twisted fame about his views on the need for an established code of ethics in the software industry. Some of the main points that were covered include the need for maintaining a proper scope in the ongoing discussion, the responsibilities of individuals and corporations, and how any such code might compare with those employed by other professions. This is something that every engineer should be thinking about and the material that we cover will give you...

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Holger Krekel on Py.Test - Episode 16

In this episode we talked to Holger Krekel about the py.test library. We discussed the various styles of testing that it supports, the plugin system and how it compares to the unittest library. We also reviewed some of the challenges around packaging and releasing Python software and our thoughts on some ways that they can be improved.

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Damien George Talks To Us About MicroPython - Episode 15

We talked to Damien George about his work on the Micro Python interpreter and the PyBoard SOC (Systom On a Chip). The combination of the interpreter and SOC allows Python developers to get involved in hardware hacking, as well as letting electronics afficionados try their hand at development. Damien explained to us where this fits in with the expanding landscape of low cost embedded devices and why you should get one to start playing with it.

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Allen Downey on Teaching Computer Science with Python - Episode 14

Find past episodes and more information about the show at iTunes, Stitcher or TuneIn Give us feedback! (iTunes, Twitter, email, Disqus comments) You can donate (if you want) Overview – Interview with Allen Downey, Prolific Author and Professor of Computer Science Interview with Allen Downey Introductions How did you get introduced to Python? – Chris...

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Jacob Kovac on KivEnt - Episode 13

Listen to past episodes and find out more about the show at our website pythonpodcast.com Synopsis In this episode we talked to Jacob Kovac, creator of the KivEnt game engine and one of the Kivy core developers. He told us about what inspired him to create the KivEnt project, some of the ways that he...

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Eric Schles on Fighting Human Trafficking with Python - Episode 12

Listen to past episodes, read about the hosts or donate to the show at podcastinit.com Brief Introduction Date of recording – June 10th, 2015 Hosts Tobias Macey and Chris Patti Follow us on iTunes, Stitcher or TuneIn Give us feedback! (iTunes, Twitter, email, Disqus comments) You can donate (if you want)! Overview – Interview with...

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Naomi Ceder, Lynn Root and Tracy Osborn on Diversity in the Python Community - Episode 11

Listen to past episodes, read about the show and check out our donations section at podcastinit.com Brief Introduction Date of recording – Jun-10th, 2015 Hosts Macey and Chris Patti Follow us on iTunes, Stitcher or TuneIn Give us feedback! (iTunes, Twitter, email, Disqus comments) You can donate (if you want)! Overview – Interview with Tracy...

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Brian Granger and Fernando Perez of the IPython Project - Episode 10

You can find past episodes and other information about the show at podcastinit.com Brief Introduction Date of recording – June 3rd, 2015 Hosts – Tobias Macey and Chris Patti Overview – Interview with Fernando Perez and Brian Granger, core developers of IPython/Project Jupyter Follow us on iTunes, Stitcher or TuneIn Give us feedback! (iTunes, Twitter,...

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David Baumgold on Flask-Dance, WebhookDB and Open EdX - Episode 9

You can find out more about us and view previous episodes at podcastinit.com. Brief Introduction Date of recording – 2015-06-02 Hosts – Tobias Macey and Chris Patti Follow us on – iTunes, Stitcher or TuneIn Give us feedback on iTunes, Twitter, email or Disqus Interview with David Baumgold Introduction How did you get introduced to...

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Mark Baggett on Python for InfoSec - Episode 8

Read all of our show notes and find more information about us at Beautiful Soup Brief Introduction Date of recording – May 28th, 2015 Hosts – Tobias Macey and Chris Patti Overview – Interview with Mark Bagett Follow us on iTunes, Stitcher or TuneIn Give us feedback! (iTunes, Twitter, email, Disqus comments) You can donate...

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