Ever wonder how big the .NET and Python communities are?

Do you ever wonder how big .NET and Python communities are? I’m working on an article about Python and .NET and this comparison definately came to mind. So I did some research on meetup.com.

I chose seven locations:

  1. Chicago, IL
  2. Los Angeles, CA
  3. New York, NY
  4. Seattle, WA
  5. Portland, OR
  6. San Francisco, CA
  7. Silicon Valley, CA

And did a search for meetups on .NET and on Python. Here is a graph of the results:

Relative size of python and ,net communities via user groups.[click image to enlarge] Continue reading

Python and .NET in Portland

If you live in Portland, OR and are interested in Python, you might want to drop by my user group talk at PADNUG February 20, 2014. I’ll be speaking on Python for .NET developers and it’s hosted by the Portland Area .NET User Group. Here are the details. The event is free and held downtown at the Microsoft office. Hope to see you there!

Python for .NET Developers – Feb 20, 2014
Michael Kennedy
http://www.padnug.org/

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Special Event: MongoDB in New York from DevelopMentor

I’m excited to announce that I will be teaching MongoDB for .NET developers from DevelopMentor in New York City at MongoDB Inc.’s headquarters on Times Square. The class is March 11, 2014 to March 13, 2014.

If you are interesting in learning MongoDB or bringing MongoDB and NoSQL to your team, this is the perfect opportunity. Not only is it an amazing class, you will have the opportunity to mingle with developers at MongoDB.

Space is limited, so register now.

Contact me directly and I can likely get you a discount on admission especially if you are sending more than one developer. Continue reading

Part 7: Lambda Expressions in Python for .NET Developers Series

This post is part 7 of my many-part series entitled Python for .NET Developers. View the entire series here.

This video explores Python’s equivalent of C#’s lambda expressions. Continue reading

Part 6: Anonymous Types in Python for .NET Developers Series

This post is part 6 of my many-part series entitled Python for .NET Developers. View the entire series here.

This video explores Python’s equivalent of C#’s anonymous types including a custom class to make things smoother on the Python side. Continue reading

Part 4: foreach and IEnumerable in Python for .NET Developers Series

This post is part 4 of my many-part series entitled Python for .NET Developers. View the entire series here.

This video explores Python’s equivalent of C#’s foreach loops and IEnumerable interface. Continue reading

Part 3: A single, common base-type in Python for .NET Developers Series

This post is part 3 of my many-part series entitled Python for .NET Developers. View the entire series here.

This video explores Python’s equivalent of C#’s ‘everything derives from System.Object’ common type system. Continue reading