Did you learn Java in school but want to get into Python? Are you a decision maker trying to choose between Java and Python for your next project? This talk will cover a variety of differences between Java and Python and why they matter.
Python was my first "serious" programming language. I programmed extensively in Python for 10 years before learning Java to program for Android phones at my day-job. This talk covers the fantastic things that Python offers over Java - features that maybe I took for granted for all those years, and now sorely miss. It will contrast the way various programming tasks are done in Python vs. Java.
Audience: beginning Python programmers, programmers coming to Python from a Java background, Python programmers who want a glimpse into the Java/Android world (brace yourselves!), IT decision makers trying to choose the right language for their projects
Goal: motivate audience to appreciate Python design decisions, help those coming from Java backgrounds to learn Pythonic basics