[svlug] BayPIGgies meeting Thursday, January 28, 2010: Unladen Swallow

jim jim at well.com
Wed Jan 27 13:50:28 PST 2010


BayPIGgies meeting Thursday, January 28, 2010: Unladen Swallow 

Tonight's talk is 
* Unladen Swallow 
by Collin Winter and Jeffrey Yasskin 

Meetings usually start with a Newbie Nugget, a short discussion 
of an essential Python feature, especially for those new to 
Python. 
Tonight's Newbie Nugget: Comprehensions and Other Such Stuff 

LOCATION 
Symantec Corporation
Symantec Vcafe
350 Ellis Street
Mountain View, CA 94043
http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&ie=UTF8&fb=1&split=1&gl=us&ei=w6i_Sfr6MZmQsQOzlv0v&hl=en&t=h&msa=0&msid=116202735295394761637.00046550c09ff3d96bff1&ll=37.397693,-122.053707&spn=0.002902,0.004828&z=18

BayPIGgies meeting information is available at 
http://www.baypiggies.net/ 


------------------------ Agenda ------------------------
 
..... 7:30 PM ...........................
General hubbub, inventory end-of-meeting announcements, any 
first-minute announcements. 


..... 7:35 PM to 7:45 PM ................
Newbie Nugget: Comprehensions and Other Such Stuff 
by Wesley Chun 


..... 7:45 PM to 8:40 PM (or so) ................
* Unladen Swallow 
by Collin Winter and Jeffrey Yasskin 

Abstract: A discussion about optimizing dynamic languages generally,
optimizing Python specifically, and how Google's Unladen Swallow
project is speeding up CPython. 
   This talk will cover Google's motivation for UnladenSwallow, the 
approach being taken, results so far, challenges faced, cancers cured, 
and plans for merger with CPython.

Bio: Collin Winter is a software engineer on Google's compiler team,
where he serves as tech lead for Unladen Swallow, a Google-sponsored
open-source project to speed up CPython. He's a long-time core Python
developer, having contributed to the development of Python 3000 and
having co-authored the 2to3 tool with Guido van Rossum.

Bio: Jeffrey Yasskin is a software engineer on Google's compiler team,
where he works on Unladen Swallow, a Google-sponsored open-source
project to speed up CPython. He's a Python and LLVM committer, having
contributed to the development of Python 3000 and fixed several
critical bugs in LLVM's JIT infrastructure.

Links: 
http://code.google.com/p/unladen-swallow/ 
http://code.google.com/p/unladen-swallow/wiki/ProjectPlan 
http://code.google.com/p/unladen-swallow/wiki/GettingStarted 


..... 8:30 PM to 9:20 PM  ................
Mapping and Random Access

Mapping is a rapid-fire audience announcement of issues, hiring, 
events, and other topics. 

Random Access follows people immediately to allow follow up 
on the announcements and other interests.






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