Python 1994

What the hell were we thinking?

Paul Everitt

Community

“Come for the language, stay for the community.” The Python community started in 1994 at a NIST workshop in Maryland. What was the world of Python like in its first years? Did we have any clue whatsoever? A joke-focused tour of early Python, heavy on question-and-answer.

Type: Talk (45 mins); Python level: Beginner; Domain level: Beginner

Paul Everitt

JetBrains

Paul is the PyCharm Developer Advocate at JetBrains. Before that, Paul was a co-founder of Zope Corporation, taking the first open source application server through $14M of funding. Paul has bootstrapped both the Python Software Foundation and the Plone Foundation. Prior to that, Paul was an officer in the US Navy, starting www.navy.mil in 1993.