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Let's read code: the requests library


Speaker: Susan Tan

Imagine you’re a new engineer at a workplace who has to learn a new unfamiliar codebase. After you acquire a copy of the repo, what is your next step? How do you dissect a new unfamiliar codebase to understand its inner workings? Come see a guided walkthrough of reading the widely used python-requests project, which gets over 18,000 downloads per day and powers many of the world’s REST-based APIs.

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