Talk Python To Me - Python conversations for passionate developers

by Michael Kennedy (@mkennedy)

Talk Python to Me is a weekly podcast hosted by Michael Kennedy. The show covers a wide array of Python topics as well as many related topics (e.g. MongoDB, AngularJS, DevOps).The format is a casual 45 minute conversation with industry experts.

119 Episodes

#118 Serverless software

Let's consider the progression we've been on over the past 15 or so years. We've gone from software and operating systems that we manage running on hardware that we own (and babysit), to virtual machines on our hardware, to IaaS in the cloud and PaaS in the cloud. Then onward to containers, usu...

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27 June 2017 • 54 minutes

#117 Functional Python with Coconut

One of the nice things about the Python language is it's at least 3 programming paradigms in one: There's the procedural style, object-oriented style, and functional style. This week you'll meet Evan Hubinger who is taking Python's functional programming style and turning it to 11. We're talking...

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21 June 2017 • 1 hour, 3 minutes

#116 10 top talks of PyCon 2017 reviewed

Whether you got to attend PyCon, there were just too many good talks to attend them all. Luckily our friends at the PSF were on top of publishing the videos online for the whole world to watch for free. On this episode, we'll meet up with Brett Slatkin and replay his path through PyCon. We touch...

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12 June 2017 • 1 hour

#115 Python for Humans projects

When you think of popular Python packages, what comes to mind? There's a good chance that this week's guest, Kenneth Reitz, wrote that package you just thought of. He's the author of so of Python's most popular libraries, including Requests, Records, Maya, and pipenv just to name a few. I got a...

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8 June 2017 • 53 minutes

#114 Empowering developers at the Hidden Genius project

As most of you know, learning to program opens doors. It takes every day people and turns them into creators. Once you know programming, and Python, you've passed through a door to a place with much more opportunity. Now, consider the impact this could have if you grew up in an environment with...

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30 May 2017 • 38 minutes

#112 Geeking out in the golden years

I've always thought that if I retired, I'd more or less do what I had been doing as my job - except without the meetings and reports. That is, write interesting and fulfilling software. In this episode of Talk Python To Me, we are back together with Philip Guo to discuss his research project a...

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18 May 2017 • 1 hour, 7 minutes

#111 Pythonic Career Advice and More

Time for some Pythonic job and career advice with Matt Harrison. Listen in as we discuss how most developer jobs never make it to full job listings and how you can get in on them. We also discuss his books and his avalanche research with the Pandas library. Links from the show: Matt on Twitter: @_...

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13 May 2017 • 57 minutes

#110 Data Democratization with Redash

Are you asked to generate reports from your company's data? Has someone suggested that you buy / deploy massive BI software that expensive, closed source, and generally underwhelming? Well it's Redash and Python to the rescue. Today you'll meet Arik Fraimovich, the creator of Redash, whose goal...

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2 May 2017 • 56 minutes

#109 MongoDB Applied Design Patterns

Database design and decisions use to be fairly straightforward. Pick your relational database engine, map out the general entities, apply the third-normal-form (3NF) to them and you're basically done. With the Cambrian explosion of database options and variations created from 2009 to present, it...

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29 April 2017 • 1 hour