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.

148 Episodes

#147 Quart: Flask, but 3x faster

There has been a bunch of new Python web frameworks coming out in the past few years. Generally, these have been focused solely on Python 3 and have tried to leverage Python's new async and await features.

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19 January 2018 • 51 minutes

#146 Building Alexa Skills with Python and Flask

Voice assistants and voice interfaces are quickly becoming the new, hot way to interact with computers. Two of the notable ones are amazon echo devices and google home devices. Wouldn't it be great if we could program these with Python? Even better if we could use well-known APIs such as Flask.

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11 January 2018 • 1 hour, 1 minute

#145 2017 Python Year in Review

It's been an amazing year for Python. We've seen its meteoric growth continue to become the most popular, major programming language. We've seen significant grants and funding come in for open source. And this just might be the year that the Python 2 or Python 3 question was finally settled.

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31 December 2017 • 58 minutes

#144 Machine Learning at the Large Hadron Collider

We all know Python is becoming increasingly important in both science and machine learning. This week we journey to the very forefront of Physics.

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26 December 2017 • 58 minutes

#143 Tuning Python Web App Performance

Do you run a web application or web service? You probably do a couple of things to optimize the performance of your site. Make sure the database response quickly and more. But did you know a well of performance improvements live in your web servers themselves?

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20 December 2017 • 1 hour, 3 minutes

#142 Automating the web with Selenium and InstaPy

Is there some task you find yourself performing frequently, repetitively on the web? With Python and modern tooling, virtual every website has become easily scriptable.

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13 December 2017 • 1 hour

#141 Python tricks

How many Python developers do you know that learned Python quickly but then plateaued pretty quickly as well. Maybe this is someone you worked with or maybe it's even you. Python's clean and simple syntax can mean it's easy to learn but hard to master.

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7 December 2017 • 1 hour, 11 minutes

#140 Level up your Python with #100DaysOfCode challenge

How do you learn libraries or parts of Python itself that you don't have actual work projects involving them? Whether that's SQLAlchemy, Slack bots, or map APIs, actually building projects (small and large) with them is really the only way to gain true competency.

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29 November 2017 • 57 minutes

#139 Paths into a data science career

Data science is one of the fastest growing segments of software development. It takes a slightly different set of skills than your average full-stack development job. This means there's a big opportunity to get into data science. But how do you get into the industry?

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22 November 2017 • 1 hour, 2 minutes

#138 Anvil: All web, all Python

Have you noticed that web development is kind of hard? If you've been doing it for a long time, this is easy to forget. It probably sounds easy enough

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15 November 2017 • 1 hour