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Brian RayBrian Ray (recently named one of top tech in Chicago) will show how to use vim for editing Python files and Komodo for a full fledge IDE with debugging and more. Use VIM key bindings on Komodo to take full advantage of VIM time saving key strokes. Now VIM has three modes: beep, break stuff, and debug :P Finally, VIM now is a great editor AND an operating system-- take that EMACS!
Greg BauguesGreg is a programmer turned sales guy. The presentation is about how I learned how to talk to people by treating it as an engineering challenge, and hacks I learned for face-to-face interaction. He will share specific techniques for how to start a conversation with anyone and have them feel it was the most interesting conversation they've had all day. This presentation is a *MUST SEE* for everyone!
Kumar McMillanPlaydoh is Mozilla's starter kit for new Django projects. It aims to be secure-by-default and set up all the same goodies we use to scale for high traffic, perform background tasks, localize our sites in many languages, and other cool things.
Paul PagelParallel *live* Katas programming done in Ruby, then mirrored in Python followed by a brief history of code katas and why deliberate practice is important to the professional software developer. Then an exercise (in kata) that we will be done as a group, both in Python and in Ruby-- with a comparison of different solutions (both Ruby and Python). We want to exaggerate the difference between the languages as small and the larger difference is how we approach problems and self improvem...