Make beautiful Python code (talk at PyCon IE ’13)


Another year, another amazing PyCon. I guess I repeat myself, but I keep being impressed about the quality of the talks and the friendly, vibrant atmosphere. It is always a pleasure to spend some time with people interested in code and technology… There was also an increase in the number attendees, and quite a lot students. I said that on Twitter, but Python Ireland, you guys rock.

Of all the talks I attend to, I’d like to comment two that were especially interesting. The first was one of the keynotes, PRISM-as-a-Service: Not Subject to American Law, by Lynn Root. All this think is pretty scary when you think about it. Definitively worth a read. The other one was The Clean Architecture in Python, by Brandon Rhodes, about ways of designing code and make them data-centric.

I also gave a talk, and other than a problem with the project that made me rush a little, I think it went good. Just in case you’re interested, here are the slides. Here is also the PDF version with notes.

Oh, and another thing. there are launching the pyLadies Dublin group this wednesday 15th October, so if you’re interested, show up.

 

UPDATE: Added slides for Brandon Rhodes talk

Talks on PyCon Ireland 2012


Well, as usual, this year’s PyCon Ireland has been amazing. I always get impressed by the high quality of the talks and, in general, how much the attendants know. It is always a pleasure to share some thoughts about technology with incredibly talented people. Python Ireland is doing a great job.

This year I didn’t give one talk, but TWO! It was very exhausting, but fun. I am posting the slides here, in case someone find them interesting…

You can also download the source Keynote file, which includes notes.

EDIT: Videos added

Django and Rails and Grails, Oh my!


On the PyCon Ireland I give a talk comparing between Django, Ruby on Rails and Grails framework… I just forget to put a link on this blog!

The presentation can be found at Prezi, and there is even a video, if someone wants to make funny comments on my exotic accent :-P A problem with the projector doesn’t allow me to display the slides, so I felt a little weird taking the laptop and pointing at the screen, but the people making the video has make their homework and shows the proper slides on place. Nice!

Presentation

Video

The original idea was to show the same simple application (a simple posting service) make with the three frameworks, but not being able to display on the projector really ruined it. Anyway, the code can be downloaded here, if you want to take a look.

Let me know what do you think!

Database madness with mongoengine and SQLAchemy


Yesterday I gave a presentation in the Python Ireland October meeting about some work we are doing with mongoengine and SQLAchemy and how we are managing three databases (MS SQL server, MySQL and MongoDB) on an online football management game we are working on.

So, here are the slides, so feel free to make comments, ask questions and even criticize them!

You can also download the presentation on PDF here.

PD: When I talk about football game, I’m referring to soccer.