The Python community in Argentina is large and active, thanks largely to the motivated individuals who manage and organize it. In this episode Facundo Batista explains how he helped to found the Python user group for Argentina and the work that he does to make it accessible and welcoming. He discusses the challenges of encompassing such a large and distributed group, the types of events, resources, and projects that they build, and his own efforts to make information free and available. He is an impressive individual with a substantial list of accomplishments, as well as exhibiting the best of what the global Python community has to offer.
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- Your host as usual is Tobias Macey and today I’m interviewing Facundo Batista about his experiences founding and fostering the Argentinian Python community, working as a core developer, and his career in Python
- How did you get introduced to Python?
- What was your motivation for organizing a Python user group in Argentina?
- How does the geography and culture of Argentina influence the focus of the community?
- Argentina is a fairly large country. What is the reasoning for having the user group encompass the whole nation and how is it organized to provide access to everyone?
- What are some notable projects that have been built by or for members of PyAr?
- What are some of the challenges that you faced while building CDPedia and what aspects of it are you most proud of?
- How did you get started as a core developer?
- What areas of the language and runtime have you been most involved with?
- As a core developer, what are some of the most interesting/unexpected/challenging lessons that you have learned?
- What other languages do you currently use and what is it about Python that has motivated you to spend so much of your attention on it?
- What are some of the shortcomings in Python that you would like to see addressed in the future?
- Outside of CPython, what are some of the projects that you are most proud of?
- How has your involvement with core development and PyAr influenced your life and career?
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