I wouldn’t say I’m a python expert by any stretch of the imagination. When the time came to stand up and be counted for python-related lightning talks though, I couldn’t resist.
Whenever the Facebook Hacker Cup comes around, and I happen to not miss it, I pull for trusty old python. It’s a scripting language, that I have some familiarity with, and it works well within the rules of the “cup”.
For the talk I discussed this and slipped in a python script I used for a dictionary service on Google App Engine (GAE) a while back.
The python scripts for the hacker cups since I started taking records are hosted on bitbucket in the repository linked below.
1. 2014 Q – Square Detector
2. 2014 R1 – Labelmaker
3. 2015 Q – Cooking the Books
Below is the script I used for the dictionary service
For reasons why you should start speaking more, see the post below from John Sonmez.
I know, I know.