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GatorLUG Meeting | 2009-10-21 | 6-8pm | Zero to Python in 40 minutes

Oct 21 2009 6:00 pm
Oct 21 2009 8:00 pm
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GatorLUG Meeting Agenda for October 21, 2009

6:00 - 6:20 Announcements / General Discussion

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6:20 - 7:00 Zero to Python in 40 minutes | Jim Wilson

(Editor's note: Jim hates it when I edit his stuff, so the following is his unedited copy. And, since he is doing the presentation, I figure all the programmers who disagree with his assertion can regale him with their arguments.- cbc)

A typical programmer can write and debug only about ten lines of code each day, independent of the language she uses. In contrast to low-level languages like Java, C++ or assembly, a dynamic, high-level language can make the most of those ten lousy lines.

Of course there are tradeoffs: A dynamic language usually runs substantially slower than a language that lives closer to the hardware.

Python is a high-level dynamic language that touts a crystal-clear syntax that's so easy to learn, Jim Wilson will attempt to teach it in well under an hour. He will also discuss several speed up tricks to get Python programs to run about as fast at hand-optimized C.

http://python.org

7:00 - 8:00 Tech Talk - all you can eat!

Location: 
Virtually Cuban (2409 SW 13th St, Gainesville, FL 32608)
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Meeting content attached to October 2009 meeting

The signal going into my laptop mic port was too strong but the recording is ok. It's a little harsh sounding but still pretty easy to follow. View the open office impress presentation while listening to the audio. The presentation runs about 66 minutes.

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