Office Hour with Alex Martelli and Anna Ravenscroft

Location: Expo Hall (Table 3)
  • perfectionism vs “release early, release often” (in programming, and elsewhere)
  • why and how to do backwards incompatibility as a program evolves
  • how and why Apple Chalkboard is NOT Microsoft Comic Sans
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Alex Martelli

Google

Alex Martelli wrote “Python in a Nutshell” and co-edited “Python Cookbook”. He’s a PSF member, and won the 2002 Activators’ Choice Award and the 2006 Frank Willison Award for contributions to the Python community. He works as Senior Staff Engineer for Google. You can read some PDFs and watch some videos of his past presentations.

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Anna Martelli Ravenscroft

Self

Anna Martelli Ravenscroft has a background in training and mentoring. Her focus is on practical, real-world problem solving and the benefits of diversity and accessibility. Anna graduated in 2010 from Stanford University with a degree in Cognitive Science. She is a member of the Python Software Foundation, a program committee member for several open source conferences, winner of the 2013 Frank Willison Award, and co-edited the Python Cookbook 2nd edition. She has spoken at PyCon, EuroPython, OSCON, and several regional Python conferences.

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