July 13–16, 2020

Intermediate Python: The Python features you overlooked

Trey Hunner (Python Morsels)
10:00am–5:30pm Monday, 07/13/2020
Location: E145

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So you've been using Python for a while, and you understand how to use functions, loops, dictionaries, lists, tuples, and classes. But your code doesn't feel "Pythonic" yet. Trey Hunner explains Python's intermediate-level features. You'll go hands-on to write comprehensions and generators and experience some of Python's advanced object-oriented programming features.

What you'll learn, and how you can apply it

  • Learn how to embrace often-overlooked Python philosophies, such as duck typing, lazy looping, avoiding in-place mutation, and using operator overloading to make "Pythonic" classes

Who is this presentation for?

  • You're a software engineer.




  • A working knowledge of Python's `if` statements, `for` loops, functions, various dictionary methods and uses of dictionaries, lists, tuples, tuple unpacking, list slicing, classes, and class inheritance

Hardware and/or installation requirements:

  • A laptop with Python 3.7+ installed


  • Intro and quick review: Tuple unpacking; asterisks; variables are pointers; everything is an object
  • List comprehensions
  • Generator expressions and next
  • Generator functions, iterators, iterables
  • Advanced OOP: Data classes; properties; operator overloading
  • Decorators

About your instructor

Photo of Trey Hunner

Trey Hunner is a technical trainer at Python Morsels, a service for hands-on weekly Python learning, where he helps Python professionals level up their skills. Trey also helps software teams turn their turn professional developers into professional Python developers through on-site training with his company Truthful Technology. He specializes in helping Django teams turn their frontend developers into full stack Django developers.

Twitter for treyhunner

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