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.

126 Episodes

#125 Django REST framework and a new API star is born

APIs were once the new and enabling thing in technology. Today they are table-stakes. And getting them right is important. Today we'll talk about one of the most popular and mature API frameworks in Django REST Framework. You'll meet the creator, Tom Christie and talk about the framework, API design...

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15 August 2017 • 1 hour, 7 minutes

#124 Python for AI research

We all know that Python is a major player in the application of Machine Learning and AI. That often involves grabbing Keras or TensorFlow and applying it to a problem. But what about AI research? When you're actually trying to create something that has yet to be created? How do researchers use Pytho...

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7 August 2017 • 55 minutes

#123 Lessons from 100 straight dev job interviews

What if you could take the experience and insight from 100 job interviews and use them to find just the right job. You'd be able to weed out the bad places that are not the right fit. You'd see that low-ball offer coming a mile away and move right along. But, no one could really do 100 consecut...

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31 July 2017 • 46 minutes

#122 Home Assistant: Pythonic Home Automation

The past few years have seen an explosion of IoT devices. Many of these are for the so-called smart home. Their true potential lies in the ability to coordinate and automate them as a group. How can you garage, wifi, chromecast, and window shades work together automatically? Chances are these a...

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26 July 2017 • 58 minutes

#121 Microservices in Python

Do you have big, monolith web applications or services that are hard to manage, hard to change, and hard to scale? Maybe breaking them into microservices would give you many more options to evolve and grow that app. This week, we meet up again with Miguel Grinberg to discuss the trades offs and...

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19 July 2017 • 1 hour, 5 minutes

#120 Python in Finance

This week we'll enter the world of stock markets, trades, hedge funds and more. You'll meet Yves Hilpisch who runs The Python Quants where Python, open-source, education, and finance intersect. Links from the show: Yves on Twitter: @dyjh Personal site: The Python Quants Group:

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12 July 2017 • 1 hour, 7 minutes

#119 Python in Engineering

Think about how you learn most technical or detail-oriented subjects? You start at the bottom, lowest level and you create building blocks and work your way into the actual thing you care about. This happens in engineering, in math, and even in programming. Our guest this week, Dr. Allen Down...

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6 July 2017 • 52 minutes

#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