From nothing to daily use - How Python changed my work life

Summary

What happens when you take a Digital Preservation Analyst, an introduction to Python, and 18 months of learning? The answer is... a glut of tool building, problem solving and all round reliance on Python as a primary resource.

Description

@ Kiwi PyCon 2013 - Sunday, 08 Sep 2013 - Track 1

Audience level

Novice

Abstract

I will share my experiences of writing small python tools to help me to solve the daily challenges of my job. I'm a very novice Python coder, and have only really been using

The range of tools I've used/built include:-

file format conversion, db building/analysing, XML wrangling, text data wrangling, object administration (inc. cleaning and audit), webscraping and basic workflow automation...

I will share some (terribly coded) examples of how I solve analysis challenges, share some limitations I have found being a solo novice coder on the edge of a professional IT environment, and ask for your guidance in how to maintain the same rate of learning in the coding space.

Title will change to be something more pithy.

Slides

https://speakerdeck.com/nzpug/jay-gattuso-from-nothing-to-daily-use-how-python-changed-my-work-life