Following will be a brain dump of things I noted of personal value in the Kiwi PyCon 2014 talks I attended.
pypa = Python Packaging Authority = packaging.python.org (opens new window): need help! Gives us the tools we need to install stuff. “If you don’t have an opinion of your own yet, do it this way”.
Goal: convert Pypi (45,000 odd packages) to any format user requires.
numfocus.org (opens new window): Non-profit specifically for open source data analysis.
‘PiAcademy’: teach the programming teachers.
US: Python overtaken Java as top teaching language.
Openstack: Open source framework for managing IT infrastructure. Written in Python!
Python Tools for Visual Studio: “One of the best Python IDEs on the planet”.
Red Hat: Everything we sell has to be available as an open source product. Because freely available, working product. Community: best engineering department in the world. Always more smart people who don’t work for you.
Pip available by default with Python 3.4, 2.7.9.
Main tools: pypi, pip, setuptools, wheel.
Pep440: accepted standard for versioning.
Existing virtualenv/pip issues: updating the Python runtime, external dependencies in other languages.
Answer: conda. Not Python-specific and platform-independent.
Software collections (opens new window): virtualenv for OS-independent software versions. Currently RPM-specific.
Docker containers: don’t need to know what is going on inside.