PyCon Ireland 2010. (Dublin School of English on Sat 17th July)
Following a game show format made popular by Joshua Bloch and Neal Gafter's Java Puzzlers this talk intends to both entertain and inform. Snippets of Python code the whose behaviour is not entirely obvious are shown, the audience will then be asked to pick from a number of options what the behaviour of the program is. The correct and sometimes non-intuitive answer will then be given along with a brief explanation of the idea the puzzle exposes. Only a modest working knowledge of the Python language is required to understand the puzzles, but the puzzles may also entertain the more experienced Python programmer.
Remember that the goal is instruction, see javapuzzlers.com, *not* obfuscation, for that see ioccc.org/main.html.
All slides can be found at: bit.ly/9O7TZa
- Robert Murphy and Susan Bourke for videoing the talks on Saturday.
- Tim Kersten for cycling back home so we can have another roving camera on the day.
- Post-Production: Robert Murphy
- All the volunteer session chairs
- And you, who made this conference possible by attending! :-)
More details: python.ie/pyconireland/