• Dynamic Languages Series: Python Wednesday, January 25, 2006 - 09:00AM
    Network Meeting Center
    5201 Great America Parkway
    Santa Clara, CA 95054
    Software Architecture and Platform

Dynamic Languages Series: Python



  • Pre-registration is now unavailable. Please register at the door.

    Program Overview

    For the last five years, software development has undergone a dramatic shift away from statically-typed, compiled languages towards dynamic languages like Python. Proponents of Python claim that the language is easier to learn than Java or C# and enables faster development cycles with more transparent code. Entrepreneurs can deliver products to market faster and respond quicker to market changes. Developers can stop fighting with IDE’s and get to see their families on the weekends. Everyone wins.

    Are you an Engineer or Engineering Manager in a statically typed environment such as Java or C#, and looking to leverage new language technologies? Are you an Entrepreneur looking to gain a competitive advantage for your new startup? SDForum invites you to spend a half-day learning about what some consider being the language of the future: Python.

    • Learn from the early adopters. New technologies involve risk, pain, and a learning curve. Avoid the most disastrous mistakes, and learn how to quickly reap compelling benefits by hearing war stories from early adopters.
    • Hear from founders who are risking it all. Thinking about a new startup? Wondering if Python makes sense? Hear from founders who decided to bet the farm on Python.
    • Understand what’s coming down the pipeline. It’s not enough to understand where Python is today. You also need to understand where Python will be tomorrow.


    8:30am – 9:00am Registration and Continental Breakfast

    9:00am - 9:45am Keynote: Guido van Rossum, Creator of Python

    10:00am - 10:45am - Python and the Enterprise
    Alex Martelli, Uber Technical Lead, Google and Author Python in a Nutshell
    Munwar Shariff – CTO, Cofounder, Cignex

    Alexandra Weber Morales

    11:00am - 11:45am - Building your startup using Python
    Steve Kirsch, Founder, Chairman and CEO, Propel
    Francis Kelly, Founder, Director of Engineering, Loomia
    Peter Yared, Founder, CEO, ActiveGrid

    Bram Cohen, Creator of BitTorrent and founder of BitTorrent, Inc.

    12:00pm - 12:45pm Keynote: Greg Stein, Engineering Manager, Python at Google


    Program Chairs:

    Rand Bradley
    Bill Grosso

    Event Logistics


    Network Meeting Center
    5201 Great America Parkway
    Santa Clara, CA 95054



    $15 SDForum Members
    $25 Non - Members
    *at the door add $10 to member and non-member prices

    Pre-registration is now unavailable. Please register at the door.