Office Hour with Steve Holden and Peter Scott

Steve Holden (Holden Web LLC), Peter Scott (Pacific Systems Design Technologies)
Location: Expo Hall (Table 1)

Camel or Snake? Are you torn between the competing syntax, libraries, communities, and philosophies of Perl vs Python? The combatants from the OSCON 2011 Perl-Python Smackdown come together again, this time to bury their differences in order to help you decide what’s best for your application, environment, and inclination.

Send in your questions in advance to or just come along and join in the discussion as Steve and Peter offer answers and perspectives tailored to your own situations on the better choice between these two dynamic languages.

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Steve Holden

Holden Web LLC

Consultant, trainer and software designer of many years standing. Director of the Python Software Foundation and author of “Python Web Programming”, Steve has given many popular Python talks and classes over the years, and continues to work to build open source communities.

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Peter Scott

Pacific Systems Design Technologies

Author of “Perl Medic” (2004), “Perl Debugged” (2001), “Perl Fundamentals” (DVD, 2007), and O’Reilly School of Technology’s on-line Perl courses. Perl trainer and consultant. Speaker at OSCON, YAPC, and the Perl Whirl cruise. Now launching an additional career as a business coach for technology professionals.


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