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Python Interviews

By : Michael Driscoll
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Python Interviews

By: Michael Driscoll

Overview of this book

Each of these twenty Python Interviews can inspire and refresh your relationship with Python and the people who make Python what it is today. Let these interviews spark your own creativity, and discover how you also have the ability to make your mark on a thriving tech community. This book invites you to immerse in the Python landscape, and let these remarkable programmers show you how you too can connect and share with Python programmers around the world. Learn from their opinions, enjoy their stories, and use their tech tips. • Brett Cannon - former director of the PSF, Python core developer, led the migration to Python 3. • Steve Holden - tireless Python promoter and former chairman and director of the PSF. • Carol Willing - former director of the PSF and Python core developer, Project Jupyter Steering Council member. • Nick Coghlan - founding member of the PSF's Packaging Working Group and Python core developer. • Jessica McKellar - former director of the PSF and Python activist. • Marc-André Lemburg - Python core developer and founding member of the PSF. • Glyph Lefkowitz - founder of Twisted and fellow of the PSF • Doug Hellmann - fellow of the PSF, creator of the Python Module of the Week blog, Python community member since 1998. • Massimo Di Pierro - fellow of the PSF, data scientist and the inventor of web2py. • Alex Martelli - fellow of the PSF and co-author of Python in a Nutshell. • Barry Warsaw - fellow of the PSF, Python core developer since 1995, and original member of PythonLabs. • Tarek Ziadé - founder of Afpy and author of Expert Python Programming. • Sebastian Raschka - data scientist and author of Python Machine Learning. • Wesley Chun - fellow of the PSF and author of the Core Python Programming books. • Steven Lott - Python blogger and author of Python for Secret Agents. • Oliver Schoenborn - author of Pypubsub and wxPython mailing list contributor. • Al Sweigart - bestselling author of Automate the Boring Stuff with Python and creator of the Python modules Pyperclip and PyAutoGUI. • Luciano Ramalho - fellow of the PSF and the author of Fluent Python. • Mike Bayer - fellow of the PSF, creator of open source libraries including SQLAlchemy. • Jake Vanderplas - data scientist and author of Python Data Science Handbook.
Table of Contents (25 chapters)
Python Interviews
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Brett Cannon
Steve Holden
Carol Willing
Glyph Lefkowitz
Doug Hellmann
Massimo Di Pierro
Alex Martelli
Marc-André Lemburg
Barry Warsaw
Jessica McKellar
Tarek Ziadé
Sebastian Raschka
Wesley Chun
Steven Lott
Oliver Schoenborn
Al Sweigart
Luciano Ramalho
Nick Coghlan
Mike Bayer
Jake Vanderplas

Chapter 3. Carol Willing

Carol Willing is an American software developer and former director of the Python Software Foundation. For the last seven years, she has provided open source software and hardware development for Willing Consulting. Carol is a geek in residence at Fab Lab San Diego, a non-profit education center. She is a core developer for CPython and helps to organize both PyLadies San Diego and the San Diego Python User Group. Carol is also a research software engineer for Project Jupyter and an active contributor to open source Python projects. She is passionate about teaching tech as a speaker and writer.

Discussion themes: CPython, Jupyter, the PSF.

Catch up with Carol Willing here: @WillingCarol

Mike Driscoll: Could you give me a little background information about yourself?

Carol Willing: I am someone who got involved in computing in elementary school back in the 70s. I actually grew up in the shadow of Bell Labs. In a similar way to the Python community, they had outreach...