MapReduce in 10 Minutes

I am honored to present at the PyOhio conference this year! Get details at pyohio.com/2020 (register free here). In this talk, I tell you everything I know about MapReduce in just 10 minutes!

I do not go into how to use any specific implementation of the MapReduce pattern (cough, Hadoop, cough). I do, however, explain how the MapReduce pattern works so you will be familiar with it for your next big project.

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Getting Started with Python

I’m honored to be presenting at PyTennessee this Saturday! I’ve thoughtfully crafted an hour-long workshop to help folks get into programming with Python.

The phrase get into programming with Python is intentionally ambiguous. My workshop is for people who want to get into programming and we’ll be doing so with Python. My workshop is also for people who are already into programming but want to do so with Python.

March 7, 2020 will be my first Python talk. Out of necessity, it will also largely be a live coding demo – also a first for me. So, let’s see what we’ll need to do before you walk into the session.

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User Groups / Meet Ups

User groups and meetups are a great way to learn and network!

I’ve attended the Nashville .NET User Group meetings in the past since I’m a .NET developer. The typical vibe is less awkward than you might think if you haven’t been to one. C’mon, it’s a bunch of nerds nerding out about nerd stuff – you’d be crazy not to think it would be awkward. The neat thing is that most of the people who attend are nice people who want to learn about .NET related topics, share their knowledge or experience, and get to know you as someone who shares interests.

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