NYLUG meeting: 10/26 The Python Object Model with Alex Martelli &Google (open bar and food!)

Discussion in 'Python' started by Ron Guerin, Oct 17, 2005.

  1. Ron Guerin

    Ron Guerin Guest

    (date and time inadvertently omitted last time. sorry!)

    The New York Linux User's Group invites you to a special presentation
    by Alex Martelli of Google, on the Python Object Model. This
    presentation will be held at P.J. Clarke's Sidecar, rather than our
    usual location, and Google is picking up the tab for an hour and a half
    of open bar and food. Additionally, if you're looking for a job as a
    Python developer, bring your resume.

    Please RSVP at http://rsvp.nylug.org to attend, as seating is limited.

    PS: You may wish to bring ID and a GPG fingerprint for keysigning.

    - Ron

    (announcement follows)

    The New York Linux User's Group Presents
    Alex Martelli
    - on -
    The Python Object Model

    Held at P.J. Clarke's Sidecar
    October 26, 2005 6:00pm-10:00pm
    915 Third Avenue @ 55th Street - NY

    Python is a multi-paradigm programming language, but, out of the
    paradigms it supports, there is no doubt that OOP (Object Oriented
    Programming) is the paradigm that forms Python's core. If you have done
    any substantial programming with Python, you have, most likely, used
    some of its OOP features. But -- have you ever stopped to really think
    about those OOP features, the mechanisms that Python uses (and exposes!)
    to implement them, and how best to make use of the possibilities this
    state of things offers?

    This subject is generally known as the "Object Model" of a language.
    This talk stops a bit short of examining every level of Python's Object
    Model -- in particular, it does not get into metatypes (metaclasses) and
    similar levels of "Black Magic". Rather, the talk sticks to the most
    practically interesting aspects of Python's Object Model as seen from
    the point of view of a programmer using Python -- understanding exactly
    what's going on in all kind of everyday OOP-usage situation, what
    alternatives and trade-offs these mechanisms imply (for example, when
    should you use closures, and when should you use functors instead? when
    to inherit, and when to delegate instead?), and how Design Patterns play
    into the mix (Python subsumes and build-ins some classic DPs, and makes a
    few others irrelevant due to its highly dynamic typing, but other classic
    DPs yet remain extremely relevant and important for optimal day to day
    use of OOP in Python).

    About Alex Martelli
    Alex Martelli is Uber Technical Lead at Google, in Production Software.
    He wrote Python in a Nutshell and co-edited the Python Cookbook, and is
    a member of the Python Software Foundation. Before joining Google,
    Martelli spent 8 years with IBM, 12 with think3 inc, and 3 as a Python
    freelance consultant, mostly for AB Strakt (Sweden).

    P. J. Clarke's Sidecar
    915 Third Avenue @ 55th Street - NY

    Sidecar is PJ Clarkes handsome semiprivate upstairs dining room. You
    enter Sidecar through a distinct yet discreet door on East 55th Street.

    Take the E, V or 6 Subways to 51st Street, cut over to Third Avenue and
    walk north 4 blocks.

    Take the 4, 5 or 6 Trains to 59th Street, cut over to Third and walk 4
    blocks south.

    Take the 101, 102 or 103 Buses to 55th. If you're coming downtown on
    Lexington, cut across to Third. If you're coming up on Third, it's right
    across the street.


    About NYLUG
    NYLUG is the New York Linux Users Group, which has met every month
    without fail for the last six years. Meetings are free and open to the
    public, but require advance RSVP due to fire code and security
    requirements at our usual meeting space at the IBM Building.

    Our announcements mailing list at
    http://nylug.org/mailman/listinfo/nylug-announce provides a low-volume
    but steady stream of Linux, Free and Open Source, and related community
    and other user group announcements for the tri-state area.

    Our technical discussion list is a moderate-volume list featuring a
    diverse group that from home users to enterprise security experts.

    Ron Guerin, Oct 17, 2005
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