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Speaker: Guido van Rossum, creator of Python
Distinguished Speaker Series Python: Building an open Source Project and Community
 


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DATE & TIME
Thursday, February 17, 2005

Registration and Networking: 6:00pm
Program: 7:00pm

LOCATION
PARC-George E. Pake Auditorium
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ABSTRACT OF TALK
In 1991, Guido van Rossum made his creation, the Python programming language, open source. Today, Python is one of the three P-languages which enjoy massive popularity among developers as part of the open source LAMP platform (Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP/Perl/Python). In this retrospective, Guido looks back on the early days of the Python community, describes its development into maturity, and explains why he is still having a good time after 13 years of herding cats.

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