Note: The audio cuts in and out for a bit, then goes to a constant but low quality mic, then fixed at about 8 minutes.


This talk will introduce Genie, a new programming language with a Python- inspired syntax that compiles into binary executables and libraries. Behind the scenes, Genie is a dialect of Vala, and a full participant in the GObject universe. I will cover the language basics, with an eye to comparing them with Python, and guide you around some potential pitfalls. This is the second in a series of talks I am giving on the topic of Python/GObject integration.