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Riding The Rising Tides Of Python

Riding The Rising Tides Of Python

Update: 2019-12-161
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The past two decades have seen massive growth in the language, community, and ecosystem of Python. The career of Pete Fein has occurred during that same period and his use of the language has paralleled some of the major shifts in focus that have occurred. In this episode he shares his experiences moving from a trader writing scripts, through the rise of the web, to the current renaissance in data. He also discusses how his engagement with the community has evolved, why he hasn’t needed to use any other languages in his career, and what he is keeping an eye on for the future.


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  • Your host as usual is Tobias Macey and today I’m interviewing Pete Fein about his voyage on the rising tide of Python


Interview



  • Introductions

  • How did you get introduced to Python?

  • I understand that you have used Python exclusively in your professional life. What other languages have you been exposed to and taken inspiration from?

  • What are some of the projects that you have been involved with which you are most proud of?

  • How has the community and your involvement with it changed over the years?

    • In your experience, how has the growth in the size and breadth of the community impacted its accessibility to newcomers?



  • You have been using Python and participating in the community for quite some time now, and there have been significant changes in both within that period. What are some of the most significant technological shifts that you have noticed and been a part of?

    • How have those shifts influenced the direction of your career?



  • As you have moved through the different phases of your career with different areas of focus, what are some of the aspects of the work which have remained constant?

    • What have been the biggest differences across the different problem domains?



  • What are some of the aspects of the language or its ecosystem which you feel are lacking or don’t get enough attention?

  • What are some of the industry trends which you are keeping a close eye on and how do you anticipate them influencing the direction of the community and your career in the upcoming years?


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The intro and outro music is from Requiem for a Fish The Freak Fandango Orchestra / CC BY-SA







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Riding The Rising Tides Of Python

Riding The Rising Tides Of Python

Tobias Macey