Episode 2 – Reuven Lerner – Podcast.__init__

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Episode 2 Brief intro

Recording date/time



Reuven Lerner Interview

Please introduce yourself

How did you get introduced to Python?

How did you break into the field of providing Python trainings?

What are the most common languages that your students are coming from?

What are some of the biggest obstacles that people encounter when learning Python?

Where does Python draw the inspiration for its object system from?

In what way(s) does learning Python differ from learning other languages?

What sorts of materials/mediums do you use for training people in Python?

Python Tutor

Do you use your book (Practice make Python) as follow up material for your trainings?

In your freelance work, what portion of your projects use Python?

Ruby is Oscar, Python is Felix

Have you seen a change in the demand for Python skills in the time between when you first started using it and now?

What types of projects would cause you to choose something other than Python?


Reuven Lerner

Daily Tech Video

Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think by Brian Wansink

Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China by Evan Osnos

Chris Patti

Spencer Trappist Ale

Rich Hickey’s The Value of Values

YouCompleteMe – Vim auto-completion

SizeUp for OSX

Tobias Macey

CheckIO – Gamified practice programming

Snap Circuits

Nvidia Shield Tablet

Samson Go Mic Portable USB Condenser Microphone

Zoho Apps

Closing remarks

Reuven Contact:



Twitter: @reuvenmlerner

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