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

Microsoft Portland Office (Pearl District)
1414 NW Northrup St
Portland, OR 97209-2798

Welcome to the PADNUG !West meeting! We’ve had people clamoring for some content on the other side of the hills and there are now people who can help make that happen! This is an experiment, for sure, but one we hope can be a regular feature.

Don’t fear, though, we’re not eliminating our westside meetings. We will continue to meet at our (mostly) regular time out west. These downtown/east meetings will be added to our regular schedule.

If you love C# and .NET, you may be surprised to see how many of the features you love also exist in Python (often first). Python is a wonderful language. It is a clean high-level language which values readability over many trade-offs. You can build web applications serving billions of monthly page views. You can build cross-platform GUI applications such as DropBox. You can access amazingly powerful database servers such as MongoDB and SQL Server. But did you know many of the things you absolutely love about C# also exist in Python? Lambda expressions – check. foreach loops – check. Rich class library – check. Iterators – check. And there is more. Come learn about all the things you love from C# and see how they are accomplished in Python.

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