Python Ecosystem for Beginners - PyCon Uruguay 2013

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"From a python beginner to a django developer in 6 months" is a compilation of learning resources for programming beginners. Hannes tells his story of learning Python and shows how the Pros (e.g. Jacob Kaplan-Moss) learned the programming language.

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Python Ecosystem for Beginners - PyCon Uruguay 2013

  1. 1. From a python beginner to a django developer in 6 months* *The python eco system for beginners Hannes Hapke PyCon Uruguay, November 2nd, 2013 De principiante en python a desarrollador de Django en 6 meses* Friday, 8 November 13
  2. 2. Who is that guy? ¿Quién es este tipo? Friday, 8 November 13
  3. 3. Hannes Hapke @hanneshapke Python developer and co-founder of renooble.com Electrical engineer with business experience German living in Santiago, Chile at the moment Absolute python beginner in 2010 Languages: Pascal, Delphi, Java, PHP, Python Principiante total de Python en 2010 | Alemán Friday, 8 November 13
  4. 4. What does he want? ¿Qué es lo que quiere? Friday, 8 November 13
  5. 5. Speed up the learning process for beginners Acelerar el proceso de aprendizaje para principiantes Friday, 8 November 13
  6. 6. Compile best learning practices Compilar las mejores técnicas de aprendizaje Friday, 8 November 13
  7. 7. But why should I worry about beginners learning? ¿Por qué debería preocuparme? Friday, 8 November 13
  8. 8. Let it not become the next Latin (or Basic) Que no se convierta en el próximo Latin Friday, 8 November 13
  9. 9. User conversion* * Jacob Kaplan-Moss StarTechConf, 25/10/13 Conversión de usuarios* Friday, 8 November 13
  10. 10. Tweet to @hanneshapke Your thoughts will be added to this presentation Envíe sus ideas y las añadiremos Friday, 8 November 13
  11. 11. Vamos ... Let’s start ... Friday, 8 November 13
  12. 12. In 2010 ... En 2010 ... Friday, 8 November 13
  13. 13. Python was ... Python era ... Friday, 8 November 13
  14. 14. Friday, 8 November 13
  15. 15. Django was ... Django era ... Friday, 8 November 13
  16. 16. Source: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f5/Django_Reinhardt_(Gottlieb_07301).jpg Friday, 8 November 13
  17. 17. and Celery was ... y apio era ... Friday, 8 November 13
  18. 18. Friday, 8 November 13
  19. 19. One night, @alphydan and I were dreaming about building a search engine for renewable energy ... Estábamos soñando con montar el google de la energía renovable ... Friday, 8 November 13
  20. 20. While envisioning renooble, he told me “Hey, I have heard about something much better than PHP ...” Hey, hay algo mejor que PHP ... Friday, 8 November 13
  21. 21. Friday, 8 November 13
  22. 22. And so we had a goal ... Y así que nos fijamos una meta ... Friday, 8 November 13
  23. 23. But now we had to learn Python, Django, tools, etc. Pero ahora teníamos que aprender Python, Django, herramientas, etc. Friday, 8 November 13
  24. 24. deployment strategies fabric django-extensions Friday, 8 November 13
  25. 25. We wanted to get to this ... Queríamos llegar aqui... Friday, 8 November 13
  26. 26. Friday, 8 November 13
  27. 27. 3301 SE Belmont St Commercial Building Solar: save $200/month Insulation: $150/month 3305 SE Belmont St Commercial Building Solar: save $120/month Insulation: $100/month 914 SE 33rd St Residential Building 2 Apartments Income level known Solar: save $150/month Insulation: $100/month Lighting: $30/months Friday, 8 November 13
  28. 28. A long way starts with a small step ... El camino se hace al andar, caminante ... Friday, 8 November 13
  29. 29. Friday, 8 November 13
  30. 30. Wohoo, our first Django app Wohoo, nuestra primera aplicación con Django Friday, 8 November 13
  31. 31. Documentation First Django App datetime(2010,9,12,1,0) datetime.now() Learning Curve Documentación > nuestra primera aplicación Django Friday, 8 November 13
  32. 32. Offline tools: Books Libros Friday, 8 November 13
  33. 33. Django Practices, Pro Django, Two Scoops for Django, Python Geospatial Development Friday, 8 November 13
  34. 34. Books PostgreSQL datetime(2010,9,12,1,0) datetime.now() Learning Curve Libros > PostgreSQL Friday, 8 November 13
  35. 35. Online tools: Websites Paginas web Friday, 8 November 13
  36. 36. planet.python.org planetdjango.org b-list.org godjango.com Friday, 8 November 13
  37. 37. Websites/Blogs GeoDjango, South, Fabric datetime(2010,9,12,1,0) datetime.now() Learning Curve Paginas web/Blogs > GeoDjango, South, Fabric Friday, 8 November 13
  38. 38. Online tools: Stackoverflow Stackoverflow Friday, 8 November 13
  39. 39. Friday, 8 November 13
  40. 40. Stackoverflow Django cities datetime(2010,9,12,1,0) datetime.now() Learning Curve Stackoverflow > Django cities Friday, 8 November 13
  41. 41. Online tools: Learning from other projects Aprender de otros proyectos Friday, 8 November 13
  42. 42. github.com pinaxproject.com Friday, 8 November 13
  43. 43. Other projects Folder structures datetime(2010,9,12,1,0) datetime.now() Learning Curve Otros proyectos > estructuras de carpetas Friday, 8 November 13
  44. 44. Offline tools: Meetups events Eventos de Meetups / Encuentros Friday, 8 November 13
  45. 45. Melbourne Python User Group Source: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Af4tnnzCMAIbyLR.jpg Grupo de Usuarios de Melbourne Python Friday, 8 November 13
  46. 46. Python Meetups > The Zen of Python datetime(2010,9,12,1,0) datetime.now() Learning Curve Python Meetups > import this Friday, 8 November 13
  47. 47. Offline tools: Interact with other Developers Interactuar con otros desarrolladores Friday, 8 November 13
  48. 48. Django shop: Common Code Friday, 8 November 13
  49. 49. Code shop Programming styles datetime(2010,9,12,1,0) datetime.now() Learning Curve Code shop > estilos de programación Friday, 8 November 13
  50. 50. Django meetup at Startup Chile Santiago, August 2013 Django meetup en Startup Chile Friday, 8 November 13
  51. 51. Talks with devs > Django Packages datetime(2010,9,12,1,0) datetime.now() Learning Curve Conversaciones con los desarrolladores > paquetes de django Friday, 8 November 13
  52. 52. Meet other developers at PyCons PyCon Australia, Hobart, 2012 Conoce a otros desarrolladores en PyCons Friday, 8 November 13
  53. 53. PyCons > Implementation Ideas datetime(2010,9,12,1,0) datetime.now() Learning Curve PyCons > como implementar ideas nuevas Friday, 8 November 13
  54. 54. That was one story, but how did the pros learn? ¿Cómo aprenden los profesionales? Friday, 8 November 13
  55. 55. I interviewed Selena @selenamarie Michelle @pythonchelle Eric @ericholscher Yo entrevisté ... Friday, 8 November 13 Javier @candeira Jacob @jacobian
  56. 56. I asked 4 questions ... Hice 4 preguntas ... Friday, 8 November 13
  57. 57. 1) How did you get started with Python? ¿Cómo empezaste con Python? 2) What on/offline resources are you using to stay up-to-date? ¿Cómo te mantienes al día? 3) Your recommendation for a beginner? ¿Qué recomendaciones tienes para un principiante? 4) How can an advanced beginner contribute to the community? ¿Cómo puede contribuir a la comunidad un principiante avanzado? Friday, 8 November 13
  58. 58. Selena Deckelmann Contributor to PostgreSQL, organizer of Postgres Open and PyLadiesPDX @selenamarie Started > Long-time contributor to PostgreSQL, got introduced to Python in 2010, develops with Python at Mozilla since 2012 Resouces Online > email, phone Offline > PyCons, PyLadies, dev network Recommendation > Start with a online programming class, seek a one-to-one mentor relationship, don’t be shy and ask questions Contribute > Selena recommends women to join PyLadies, and everyone join their local Python group Empieza con una clase de programación online, busca un mentor y no temas hacer preguntas Friday, 8 November 13
  59. 59. Michelle Rowley Founder of CodeScouts, organizer of PDXPython @pythonchelle Started > Got introduced to Python/Django in 2007 by a friend Resources Online > email, planet python Offline > Meetups, CodeScounts.org, PyCons, dev network, Two scoops ... Recommendation > Key is the mentorship or personal interaction with other users/beginners. Learn the programming language your friend is using/learning. Contribute > Share your experience as volunteer at codescouts.org Clave es la mentoría y contacto con otros principiantes: escoje el programa que tus amigos usan Friday, 8 November 13
  60. 60. Eric Holscher Key person behind readthedocs.org, worked for the Lawrence Journal @ericholscher Started > Started with Perl (2000) to cheat video games, trained by mentor, stumbled upon Python and Django Resources Online > b-list.org, pycoders.com, django-round-up, Planet Python Offline > PyCons, meetups (Boston Python meetup), dev network Recommendation > Seek active feedback, find a mentor (pythonmentors.com), respect their time, read the FAQs, learn bestpractices from Two Scoops for Django Contribute > Contributing to a projects documentation isn’t easy, but valuable; Also submit an app fix through github Busca feedback sobre proyectos (solo leer es demasiado pasivo), respeta el tiempo del mentor Friday, 8 November 13
  61. 61. Javier Candeira Teaches at Monash University, helps organize Melbourne PUG @candeira Started > Taught himself Python after becoming interested in Semantic Web and after he met Python programmers First project: Score screen for a pinball emulator Resources Online > reddit (/r/python), @raymondh, pymotw.com, wordaligned.org Offline > Meetups, PyCons, dev network, Python Standard Library By Example (book by Doug Hellmann) Recommendation > Find a project that is small enough to finish, but challenging enough (e.g. cataloguing your DVDs) Contribute > PUGs are awesome and the culture is great, join them Empieza un proyecto tan pequeño que lo puedas terminar, pero que sea un reto Friday, 8 November 13
  62. 62. Jacob Kaplan-Moss Django core developer, Heroku Director of Security @jacobian Started > Worked with Python since 1998, joined the Django dev team in 2004, proud to make Django open-source Resources Online > IRC, mailinglists, pyvideo.org, stackoverflow.com Offline > PyCons, dev network, books (two scoops for Django) Recommendation > Have a project/problem, which is meaningful to you and solve it with Python Contribute > Support a 3rd party app or put your work open-source Busca un proyecto/problema que te importe a ti y resuelveló con Python Friday, 8 November 13
  63. 63. Recommendations from the community Friday, 8 November 13
  64. 64. • Books Two Scoops of Django (2scoops.org), Pro Django (prodjango.com), The Python Standard Library by Example (thanks @candeira) • Websites pymotw.com (thanks @candeira) wordaligned.org (thanks @candeira) • Newsletters Pycoder’s Weekly pycoders.com (thanks @ericholscher) • Blogs Collection of Python blogs planet.python.org Collection of Django blogs planetdjango.org James Bennett’s blog b-list.org Friday, 8 November 13
  65. 65. • Podcasts Django Round Up bit.ly/13tRbwg (thanks @ericholscher) • Twitter + Reddit reddit (/r/python) @raymondh (thanks @candeira) • Videos pyvideo.org (thanks @jacobian) godjango.com learnpythonthehardway.org (thanks @alphydan) MIT Programming class bit.ly/Dkk11 (thanks @alphydan) Friday, 8 November 13
  66. 66. Resources in Spanish Friday, 8 November 13
  67. 67. • Python Python Argentina python.org.ar Guía Python www.maestrosdelweb.com/guias/#guia-python Cursos de Programación cursos.eugeniabahit.com/curso-python (thanks @visigoten) • Django Curso Django www.maestrosdelweb.com/guias/#guias-django (thanks @visigoten) Friday, 8 November 13
  68. 68. Conclusions Conclusión Friday, 8 November 13
  69. 69. Have a challenging project Contar con un proyecto desafiante Friday, 8 November 13
  70. 70. Learn with/from a friend Aprenda con un/a amig@ Friday, 8 November 13
  71. 71. Don’t be shy No sea tímido Friday, 8 November 13
  72. 72. Read the docs Lea la documentación Friday, 8 November 13
  73. 73. Join a Python group early Únase a un grupo Python pronto Friday, 8 November 13
  74. 74. Groups Grupos mailinglists PyCons IRC Python Meetups stackoverflow PyLadies Online En-Línea Desconectado blogs books planet python pythonvideo Individual Individual Friday, 8 November 13 Offline
  75. 75. Thanks to ... @jacobian @pythonchelle @selenamarie @ericholscher @candeira @commoncode @srikanth_chikoo @timdegraw @alphydan The Python community The Django community Gracias a ... Friday, 8 November 13
  76. 76. Gracias! hannes@renooble.com @hanneshapke Tweet your thoughts! Thank you! Friday, 8 November 13

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