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Python Programming: PyCon India, Python 3.8.2rc2 and More

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  • PyCon India 2019 :: Late Report

    Personally, I think the venue choice this year was great again, as we were able to accommodate 20+ sponsor stalls while still not overloading the halls and having ample space to conduct multiple tracks of the conference scheduled for the attendees.


    Apart from these, there also are some monetary benefits to volunteering at a conference- registration fee for volunteers is generally waived off at paid-ticket based conferences and some quite generous conferences also have accommodation options for volunteers during the conference days, free of cost.
    Also, organizers usually have free goodies to give away to the volunteers at the end of the conference.

    The volunteers met at the convention centre a day before the conference to prepare the goodies bags for the attendees. These bags simply consisted of a schedule page, a pen, a notebook and a couple of PyCon India stickers- one for you, and one for sharing with your pal.

  • Python 3.8.2rc2 is now available for testing

    Python 3.8.2rc2 is the second release candidate of the second maintenance release of Python 3.8. Go get it here:

  • Productivity Mondays - 5 tips that will boost your performance

    The following things are relatively easy to do, but also easy not to do. Do them consistently and they can change your career and life.

  • Roberto Alsina: Learning Serverless in GCP

    Usually, when I want to learn how to use a tool, the thing that works best for me is to try to build something using it. Watching someone build something instead is the second best thing.

    So, join me while I build a little thing using "serverless" Google Cloud Platform, Python and some other bits and pieces.

  • Uniquely Managing Test Execution Resources using WebSockets

    Executing tests for simple applications is complicated. You have to think about the users, how they interact with it, how those interactions propagate through different components, as well as how to handle error situations gracefully. But things get even more complicated when you start looking at more extensive systems, like those with multiple external dependencies.

    Dependencies come in various forms, including third-party modules, cloud services, compute resources, networks, and others.