A MAC URISA event. This talk is oriented to GIS users looking to learn more about the Python programming language. The Python language is incorporated into many GIS applications. Python also has a considerable installation base, with many freely available modules that help developers extend their software to do more.
The beginning third of the talk discusses the history and syntax of the language, along with why a GIS specialist would want to learn how to use the language. The middle of the talk discusses how Python is integrated with the ESRI ArcGIS Desktop suite. The final portion of the talk discusses two Python projects and how they can be used to extend your GIS capabilities and improve efficiency.
Recording of the talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1_FqvbXHb4