July 20–24, 2015
Portland, OR
Alex Martelli

Alex Martelli
Senior Staff Engineer, Google


Alex Martelli wrote Python in a Nutshell and co-edited the first two editions of the Python Cookbook. He’s a PSF fellow, and won the 2002 Activators’ Choice Award and the 2006 Frank Willison Award for contributions to the Python community. He works as senior staff engineer for Google. You can read some PDFs and watch some videos of his past presentations.


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.