Matt Harrison
"Scripting" with Python: Maintainable, Testable, & Distributable

Matt would like to be an Open Source pragmatist, but is probably more of a zealot. He once impersonated Alan Cox; apparently they look similar. He has spoken at OSCON, PyCON, and local user groups in Utah and the Bay Area. Matt has programmed in Python since 2000 writing websites, as well tooling and scripts for search engines, build systems, and business intelligence. He is a rabid Linux (l)user.


"Scripting" with Python is becoming more common. This talk will discuss why you would want to script with Python (instead of say bash). It will also discuss best practices that will allow you to actually test your scripts, maintain them over time, and easily distribute them. Python has some advantages to bash in these areas.