July 20–24, 2015
Portland, OR
Anna Ravenscroft

Anna Ravenscroft
Urban Homesteader, Self

Website | @annaraven

Anna Martelli Ravenscroft has a background in training and mentoring. Her focus is on practical, real-world problem solving and the benefits of diversity and accessibility. Anna graduated in 2010 from Stanford University with a degree in cognitive science. She is a member of the Python Software Foundation, a program committee member for several open source conferences, winner of the 2013 Frank Willison Award, and co-edited the Python Cookbook 2nd edition. She has spoken at PyCon, EuroPython, OSCON, and several regional Python conferences.


1:40pm–2:20pm Thursday, 07/23/2015
Foundations Portland 252
Anna Ravenscroft (Self), Alex Martelli (Google)
Many classic design patterns and traditional Python idioms remain relevant today. However, the language has grown, the problem spaces we address keep shifting, and best practices for software development have matured. Thus, the set of best-of-breed patterns and idioms has changed, some classics fading, new stars emerging. This talk explores today's realities in Python patterns and idioms. Read more.