EuroPython, PyCon UK and a John Pinner Award

I’ve been lucky enough to have been able to attend (and speak at) two great Python conferences – EuroPython and PyCon UK – (almost) every year since 2014. I’ve been to EuroPython in Berlin, Bilbao and Rimini, and this year it came to the UK – specifically, the beautiful city of Edinburgh.

I presented a new iteration of my Python and Raspberry Pi poster at both conferences this year (click to download):

The talk I developed for this year’s conference season was entitled Programming paradigms for physical computing and IoT. It introduces four programming concepts I feel are necessary for writing effective and meaningful code for describing how devices behave.

Here’s the video from me giving the talk at EuroPython:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRtpXzS2Weo

I evolved the talk a bit (and cut some stuff out for a shorter talk slot) for PyCon UK:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2R1JAnL7-I

I also gave a lightning talk about piwheels:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7w_qgGZM4ao&feature=youtu.be&t=303

And part way through a very busy week of PyCon UK, in between running the education summit, presenting my poster, giving a lightning talk and my scheduled talk, I was announced as one of the recipients of the John Pinner Award, which was a really nice way to be recognised by the community that’s given me so much. Thanks to Daniele, Peter, all the other organisers and congratulations to all other recipients.

PyCon Russia keynote – Physical computing with Python and Raspberry Pi

I was invited to give the closing keynote at PyCon Russia, which took place in Moscow in July. It was my first visit to Russia – and I had a great trip.

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Today I am mostly being the Raspberry Pi Community at @PyConRu

I travelled with David McIver, the author of property-based testing framework, hypothesis. I also got to spend some time with other international speakers including Jackie Kazil (whom I met on my 2014 US Tour), Python core developer Raymond Hettinger, Google developer Nathaniel Manista, and (local) Armin Ronacher, the creator of the Flask web framework.

 

Here’s the video of my talk on Physical computing with Python and Raspberry Pi. I spoke about the Raspberry Pi, the Foundation and its mission, and lots of technical detail about the GPIO Zero library:

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You’ll find my slides on speakerdeck.

All the Python Conferences

In the last two months I’ve attended and spoken at five Python conferences around Europe.

EuroPython – Berlin

I submitted a proposal to EuroPython in Berlin for a talk explaining what the Raspberry Pi Foundation are doing in education. Luckily it was accepted and I got to go to Berlin for a week (which I’d done for my holiday the year before) and got to see some great talks, catch up with friends and get to know people in the Python community.

This was the first Python conference I’d attended, and my first major conference talk!

Here’s the video of my talk Pioneering the Future of Computing Education:

You’ll find the slides on slideshare

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EuroSciPy – Cambridge

I was invited to give the keynote on the second day of EuroSciPy (the European Scientific Python conference) held in Cambridge.

They’d originally asked me to speak on the topic of Scientific Programming but as that’s not really what we do, I decided to focus on what makes learning with Python and Raspberry Pi interesting and engaging and particularly how they can be used in science education.

Here’s the video of my talk Python Programming in Science Education:

You’ll find the slides on slideshare

PyConUK – Coventry

I’d always wanted to go to PyConUK, but with a normal developer job (and not in Python) it would have meant taking time off work to go.

PySS – San Sebastian

I was invited to give a keynote at a new Python conference in Spain, held at the university in San Sebastian. My talk was Python on Pi – Interesting Python Projects with the Raspberry Pi

There’s no video recording but you’ll find the slides on slideshare.

I also gave a lightning talk on mkdocs, a tool for documenting your project using Markdown.

PyCon Ireland – Dublin

I submitted a proposal to PyCon Ireland and it was accepted, which gave me the chance to visit Ireland again (I went in 2011).

I gave my talk Pioneering the Future of Computing Education – you’ll find the slides on slideshare.