Hello, Community


A language's popularity can be as much about the community behind the language as it is about the language's features.

“Come for the language, stay for the community” is a common motto with Python. Python’s rise in the 2000s is not just because of its technical features, but also the people and community behind it. In this keynote, Al Sweigart, author of beginner’s programming book Automate the Boring Stuff with Python, explains his path into computing, the duty to smash the barriers that block the paths of others, and how the most important aspect of technology is not the tech but the community we build around them.

About the Talk

About the Author

Al Sweigart is the author of "Automate the Boring Things with Python", a practical introduction to programming with Python, and the founder of Invent with Python, which you can find at inventwithpython.com.