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The same week that we released our first episode of Podcast.\\init\\, +Michael Kennedy was publishing the very first episode of +Talk Python. The years long drought of podcasts about Python has been quenched with a veritable flood of quality content as we have both continued to deliver the stories of the wonderful people who make our community such a wonderful place. This week we interviewed Michael about what inspired him to get started, his process and experience as Talk Python continues to evolve, and how that has led him to create online training courses alongside the podcast. He also interviewed us, so check out this weeks episode of Talk Python To Me for a mirror image of this show!
Summary. The same week that we released our first episode of Podcast.__init__, Michael Kennedy was publishing the very first episode of Talk Python To Me. The years long drought of podcasts about Python has been quenched with a veritable flood of quality content as we have both continued to ...
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Announcing new online course: Write Pythonic Code Like a Seasoned Developer #Python #Course

I’m thrilled to announce the second online Python course in my grand plan to create an amazing online resource for Python developers. Write Pythonic Code Like a Seasoned Developer You can buy the course for just $39, own it forever, and get started…
I’m thrilled to announce the second online Python course in my grand plan to create an amazing online resource for Python developers. Write Pythonic Code Like a Seasoned Developer You can buy…
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Blogged: Away from the keyboard podcast: Michael Kennedy Goes Around The World With Python

Hi all, I had the honor to spend an hour with Cecil Phillip and Richie Rump on their laid back technical, but casual podcast Away From The Keyboard. I really enjoyed the conversation and I think you will too. Give them a listen.  
Hi all, I had the honor to spend an hour with Cecil Phillip and Richie Rump on their laid back technical, but casual podcast Away From The Keyboard. I really enjoyed the conversation and I think yo…
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Just blogged: Hear the story of my career and what inspires me on Developer on Fire podcast

I had the honor to share my story of how I became a ‘Developer on Fire‘ with Dave Rael on this podcast. If you’re trying to grow your software career or become an entrepreneur, you’ll probably find it interesting. Listen to Episode 112 | Michael Kennedy –…
I had the honor to share my story of how I became a ‘Developer on Fire’ with Dave Rael on this podcast. If you’re trying to grow your software career or become an entrepreneur, yo…
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On my podcast, Talk Python To Me, I’m working on an episode highlighting PyCharm, the amazing IDE from JetBrains. Here’s a blog post to accompany that episode (direct link to appear when episode goes live). Many developers, especially in open source…
On my podcast, Talk Python To Me, I'm working on an episode highlighting PyCharm, the amazing IDE from JetBrains. Here's a blog post to accompany that episode (direct link to appear when episode go...
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Just blogged: Stitcher and Talk Python Podcast: A Farewell Letter

I have decide to remove my Talk Python To Me podcast from Stitcher. This has probably caused some grief to a number of my listeners and to you all I apologize about that. This post explains why I did this. If you run a podcast yourself, you might want to…
I have decide to remove my Talk Python To Me podcast from Stitcher. This has probably caused some grief to a number of my listeners and to you all I apologize about that. This post explains why I d…
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Just blogged: Python for the C# developer (live from NDC Oslo 2016)

Are you spending your days writing .NET and C# code? What is it you love about C# and the .NET ecosystem? Do you love Entity Framework and the hyper productivity of a great ORM? How about ASP.NET MVC as a web framework for artisains? True properties on…
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Just blogged: @TalkPython Courses, You've asked, I've listened (and coded)

Hi everyone. My Python Jumpstart by Building 10 Apps course has been out for awhile now. I’ve already started on the next one which I’m calling Python for Entrepreneurs. I’ll keep you posted as that develops. Today I wanted to tell you about a few…
Hi everyone. My Python Jumpstart by Building 10 Apps course has been out for awhile now. I’ve already started on the next one which I’m calling Python for Entrepreneurs. I’ll keep…
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Just blogged. The Final 36 Hours: Python Jumpstart Video Course Kickstarter

There are just 36 hours left in my online Python course Kickstarter. Python Jumpstart by Building 10 Apps I want to thank everyone who has either backed the project or shared it with someone who might be interested. Here are a few updates and a final call…
There are just 36 hours left in my online Python course Kickstarter. Python Jumpstart by Building 10 Apps I want to thank everyone who has either backed the project or shared it with someone who mi…
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Just blogged: I'm Building 20 Online #Python Courses and I need your help today.

When I started the Talk Python To Me podcast almost a year ago, I had modest expectations and more than a little uncertainty about how it would be received by the community. And honestly, everyday I’m blown away by how many people’s lives I touch and help…
When I started the Talk Python To Me podcast almost a year ago, I had modest expectations and more than a little uncertainty about how it would be received by the community. And honestly, everyday ...
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Just blogged: Land your first Python software development job on @talkpython - a call for help

I’m looking for a handful of people to put together a unique episode of my podcast Talk Python To Me. Can you help? There are two groups of people who I’m looking to spend 10 minutes talking with: Newly hired Python developers: Did you just get your first…
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Software Developer and Trainer
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.NET, Python, MongoDB, ASP.NET MVC, JavaScript, Web Design
Employment
  • DevelopMentor
    Author, Instructor, Technical Curriculum Director, 2011 - 2015
  • PDX Web Properties, LLC
    Founder, 2010 - present
  • DevelopMentor
    Instructor, 2006 - present
  • United Binary, LLC
    Cofounder, 2001 - 2012
  • EyeTracking, Inc
    Software Developer, 1998 - 2006
  • Talk Python
    Founder and Host, 2015 - present
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Portland, OR
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Stilwell, KS - Lawrence, KS - West Lafayette, IN - San Diego, CA - Highland Park, NJ
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I'm an instructor for DevelopMentor, a .NET enthusiast, an agile pioneer, an entrepreneur, a father of three girls, a husband, a student, and a teacher.
Education
  • Blue Valley High School
    1986 - 1991
  • University of Kansas
    Mathematics, 1994 - 1997
  • Purdue University
    Mathematics, 1997 - 1998
  • San Diego State University
    Mathematics, 1998 - 1999
  • University of California, San Diego
    Mathematics, 1999 - 2001
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