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Mini-Reviews to Pycon 2017

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In the following lines I will state my opinion about the talks of PyCon 2017 in no more than three sentences per talk. On the one hand this is what I will use to keep track of the sessions that really sparked my interest, on the other hand you can use this as a quick guide to figure out which talks might interest you !

DISCLAIMER: All the talks are created with love and worth watching. Especially with the star ratings I don't want to describe whether a talk is bad or good, but rather it is to encapsulate how interesting it was TO ME. Take everything with a grain of salt.

To see last years lise check here.


Talks

★★☆☆☆ - Jake VanderPlas - The Python Visualization Landscape

Offers a nice high level overview about the many, many tool to visualize in Python. Details on the basics, like Matplotlib and easy and nice to follow. Switches to talk about his pet project in the last ten minutes - very highlevel.

★★★☆☆ - Daniele Proccida - What Nobody Tells You About Documentation

Some initial technical problems, speaker seemed nervous. Otherwise interesting, communicates ideas well. Not too many concrete examples sadly.

★★★★★ - Jon Banafato - What's in your pip toolbox

Great talk about managing dependencies. Lot's of useful information and the Q/A is nice as well.

★☆☆☆☆ - Jiaqi Liu - Fuzzy Search Algorithms How and When to Use Them

In general a good overview about soundex and n-grams, but some examples were rather handwavy and no real usecase was presented. Not recommended without prior knowledge.

★★★★★ - Dave Forgac - Share Your Code! Python Packaging Without Complication

Loved it. Will link a blogpost related to the talk here.