Friday Hacks Talk April 13th - Introduction to an Agile Python!

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We have talks by Owen Jones (from Google) and Andras Kristof on the 13th of April 2012. Feel free to spread the word—and the email—to hackers, coders, and anyone who might be interested but isn’t in the mailing list. Please note that registration is required.


Talk 1 : The Python Programming Language

Python is a general-purpose, high-level programming language whose design philosophy emphasizes code readability. Python claims to combine “remarkable power with very clear syntax”, and its standard library is large and comprehensive. Fans of Python use the phrase “batteries included” to describe the standard library, which covers everything from asynchronous processing to zip files. The language itself is a flexible powerhouse that can handle practically any problem domain. Build your own web server in three lines of code. Build flexible data-driven code using Python’s powerful and dynamic introspection capabilities and advanced language features such as meta-classes, duck typing and decorators.

Talk 2 : Resource Management Games — Starcraft II vs. Agile Development

Agile software development is a group of software development methods based on iterative and incremental development, where requirements and solutions evolve through collaboration between self-organizing, cross-functional teams. It promotes adaptive planning, evolutionary development and delivery, a time-boxed iterative approach, and encourages rapid and flexible response to change. It is a conceptual framework that promotes foreseen interactions throughout the development cycle.

Speaker Profiles

Owen Jones, Customer Solutions Engineer, Google Singapore Owen works with various Google technologies and APIs, such as Google Maps, YouTube brand channels and AdWords API. Prior to joining Google in 2010, Owen worked in the UK and Australia as a software developer, building websites and web applications using technologies such as Python, JavaScript and HTML/CSS.

Andras Kristof is the VP of Engineering at Viki More: //

Date: 13th April 2012 Time: 6pm Venue: Seminar room 2 @ University Town. map: //

Our regular Friday Hacks will commence after the talks. During the hacking session, you are free to work on your personal projects — or even homework — with fellow programmers around to help if you need an extra pair of eyes


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Registration is required so that we may tailor the talk to the expected audience, as well as prepare the necessary logistics. Refreshments will be served at 6pm to all registered attendees.

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