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The podcast about Python and the people who make it great
The podcast about Python and the people who make it great

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Location is an increasingly relevant aspect of software systems as we have more internet connected devices with GPS capabilities. GIS (Geographic Information Systems) are used for processing and analyzing this data, and fortunately Python has a suite of libraries to facilitate these endeavors. This week Sean Gillies, an author and contributor of many of these tools, shares the story of his career and contributions, and the work that he is doing at MapBox.

Special thanks to our sponsors +Linode and +Rollbar for helping make this show possible! Use the code podcastinit20 to get a $20 credit on Linode, and then sign up for Rollbar with the code podcastinit to get 90 days and 300,000 errors tracked for free on your shiny new server!

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K Lars Lohn has had a long and varied career, spending his most recent years at Mozilla. This week he shares some of his stories about getting involved with Python, his work with Mozilla, and his inspiration for the closing keynote at PyCon US 2016. He also elaborates on the intricate mazes that he draws and his life as an organic farmer in Oregon.

Special thanks to our sponsors +Linode and +Rollbar for helping make this show possible! Use the code podcastinit20 to get a $20 credit on Linode, and then sign up for Rollbar with the code podcastinit to get 90 days and 300,000 errors tracked for free on your shiny new server!
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One of the great strengths of the Python community is the diversity of backgrounds that our practitioners come from. This week Lorena Mesa talks about how her focus on political science and civic engagement led her to a career in software engineering and data analysis. In addition to her professional career she founded the Chicago chapter of PyLadies, helps teach women and kids how to program, and was voted onto the board of the PSF.

Special thanks to our sponsors +Linode and +Rollbar for helping make this show possible! Use the code podcastinit20 to get a $20 credit on Linode, and then sign up for Rollbar with the code podcastinit to get 90 days and 300,000 errors tracked for free on your shiny new server!
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Podcasts are becoming more popular now than they ever have been. +PodBuzzz is a service for helping podcasters to track their reviews and imporove SEO to reach a wider audience. In this episode we spoke with Kyle Martin about his experience using Python to build Podbuzzz and manage it in production.

Special thanks to our sponsors +Linode and +Rollbar for helping make this show possible! Use the code podcastinit20 to get a $20 credit on Linode, and then sign up for Rollbar with the code podcastinit to get 90 days and 300,000 errors tracked for free on your shiny new server!
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We're delving into the complex workings of your mind this week on Podcast.__init__ with Jonathan Peirce. He tells us about how he started the PsychoPy project and how it has grown in utility and popularity over the years. We discussed the ways that it has been put to use in myriad psychological experiments, the inner workings of how to design and execute those experiments, and what is in store for its future.

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+Sandstorm.io is an innovative platform that aims to make self-hosting applications easier and more maintainable for the average individual. This week we spoke with +Asheesh Laroia about why running your own services is desirable, how they have made security a first priority, how Sandstorm is architected, and what the installation process looks like.

Special thanks to our sponsors +Linode and +Rollbar for helping make this show possible! Use the code podcastinit20 to get a $20 credit on Linode, and then sign up for Rollbar with the code podcastinit to get 90 days and 300,000 errors tracked for free in the app that you're running on your shiny new server!
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Open source has proven its value in many ways over the years. In many companies that value is purely in terms of consuming available projects and platforms. In this episode +Zalando Technology describes their recent move to creating and releasing a number of their internal projects as open source and how that has benefited their business. We also discussed how they are leveraging Python and a couple of the libraries that they have published.

Special thanks to our sponsors +Linode and +Rollbar for helping make this show possible! Use the code podcastinit20 to get a $20 credit on Linode, and then sign up for Rollbar with the code podcastinit to get 90 days and 300,000 errors tracked for free on the app that you're running on your shiny new server! After all that you can use the code podcastinit at signup get a new job with Hired to work on interesting and challenging projects and double your signing bonus!
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+Alex Martelli has dedicated a large part of his career to teaching others how to work with software. He has the highest number of Python questions answered on Stack Overflow, he has written and co-written a number of books on Python, and presented innumerable times at conferences in multiple countries. We spoke to him about how he got started in software, his work with Google, and the trends in development and design patterns that are shaping modern software engineering.

Special thanks to our sponsors +Linode and +Rollbar for helping make this show possible! Use the code podcastinit20 to get a $20 credit on Linode, and then sign up for Rollbar with the code podcastinit to get 90 days and 300,000 errors tracked for free on the app that you're running on your shiny new server! After all that you can use the code podcastinit at signup get a new job with Hired to work on interesting and challenging projects and double your signing bonus!
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+Dave Beazley has been using and teaching Python since the early days of the language. He has also been instrumental in spreading the gospel of asynchronous programming and the many ways that it can improve the performance of your programs. This week I had the pleasure of speaking with him about his history with the language and some of his favorite presentations and projects.

Special thanks to our sponsors Hired, Linode and Sentry for helping make this show possible! Use the code podcastinit20 to get a $20 credit on Linode, and then sign up for Sentry with the code podcastinit to get $50 for tracking errors in the app that you're running on your shiny new server! Then get a new job on Hired and use the code podcastinit at signup to double your bonus!
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Being able to understand the context of a piece of text is generally thought to be the domain of human intelligence. However, topic modeling and semantic analysis can be used to allow a computer to determine whether different messages and articles are about the same thing. This week we spoke with Radim Řehůřek about his work on GenSim, which is a Python library for performing unsupervised analysis of unstructured text and applying machine learning models to the problem of natural language understanding.

Special thanks to our sponsors +Linode and Sentry for helping make this show possible! Use the code podcastinit20 to get a $20 credit on Linode, and then sign up for Sentry with the code podcastinit to get $50 for tracking errors in the app that you're running on your shiny new server!
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