[svlug] ACCU meeting tonight

Walter Vannini walterv at gbbservices.com
Wed Sep 12 07:18:28 PDT 2007

Feel free to forward this notice to anyone who is interested.

When:      Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Topic:     Some Python Patterns for Multitasking
             and Event-Driven Processing
Speaker:   Alex Martelli
Time:      7:00pm
Where:     VMware
                3210 Porter Drive
                Palo Alto, CA 94304
               (Please don't go to the other VMware building
                on the same street.)
Map:       <http://tinyurl.com/3965zb>
Cost:      Free
More Info: <http://www.accu-usa.org>
Speaker:   Alex Martelli

Doing multiple things at once -- or, at least, giving the appearance of
so doing -- is an obvious and inescapable necessity in almost all
programming areas today. This talk shows some architecture, design and
coding patterns (focused on the Python programming language) supporting
such needs, from event-driven processing, to threading (preemptive and
non), to some highly scalable approaches based on multiple processes
possibly running on multiple processors.

The talk's audience should have at least some modest previous exposure
to Python, but will not necessarily need previous knowledge of either
event-driven processing or multitasking.

Alex Martelli is Uber Technical Lead at Google, Inc. Alex holds a laurea
in Ingegneria Elettronica from Bologna University. He wrote Python in a
Nutshell, and also co-edited the Python Cookbook. He's a member of the
Python Software Foundation, and won the 2002 Activators' Choice Award
and the 2006 Frank Willison Memorial Award.

Alex spent 8 years with IBM Research (earning three Outstanding
Technical Achievement Awards), 12 years as senior consultant (Win32,
Fortran, C, C++, Java, etc) at Think3 inc, and 3 years as a Python
freelance consultant (mostly for AB Strakt). He has taught Programming,
Numerical Computing, and Object Oriented Design at Ferrara University
and other venues.

The ACCU meets monthly. To suggest topics and speakers please email
Walter Vannini via walterv at gbbservices.com

Walter Vannini

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