Python for the .NET developer Transcripts
Chapter: Welcome to the course
Lecture: Meet your instructor

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0:00 You might be wondering
0:01 Who is that disembodied voice
0:02 telling you all about Python?
0:03 Well, hey, it's me, Michael Kennedy, nice to meet you.
0:06 I'm so glad you're taking my course.
0:08 Follow me over on twitter @mkennedy.
0:11 Now, what have I been doing the Python space that
0:13 makes it worth listening to me?
0:16 I happen to run the most popular Python podcast
0:19 out there called Talk Python To Me.
0:20 I've been running this for about four years and
0:22 many of the technologies we're covering in
0:25 this course I've sat down and had deep conversations with
0:29 the founders and the people maintaining
0:31 these projects about where they came from
0:33 why they built it the way they did, and where they're going.
0:35 So I've spent a lot of time talking to
0:37 the folks who build Python for us.
0:40 I also run the Python Bytes Podcast
0:42 along with my co-host Brian Okken.
0:44 This is like a news show for the Python space
0:47 that we do an episode every week.
0:50 You can bet I'm on top of all the Python trends.
0:52 And finally, I'm the founder and principal author at
0:55 Talk Python Training, where you're taking this course.
0:59 You can probably tell, I'm pretty excited about Python and
1:00 I am very excited to tell you about it.
1:03 But there's one more question you might
1:05 want answered for this particular course.
1:08 Why should I be qualified to tell you about C#?
1:11 Yeah, I'm some Python guy, right?
1:13 Well, yes, but I was also head of the curriculum and
1:16 an instructor and author at DevelopMentor
1:19 one of the main training places where people
1:21 learned .NET in the early days.
1:24 I worked with some of the thought leaders in
1:26 the .NET space when .NET was originally released.
1:31 Also spoken at international conferences
1:33 NDC Oslo, Dev Week in London, a bunch of
1:36 other conferences about .NET to .NET developers.
1:41 I've written some articles that
1:42 were published in MSDN Magazine.
1:45 Can you see the by in this one?
1:46 ASP.NET long-running workflows by Michael Kennedy.
1:49 In fact, I still get invites to go to
1:52 the Microsoft conferences from Microsoft.
1:55 In just a few weeks, I'm going to Ignite to
1:56 be part of their special podcasting event.
1:59 Last couple of builds I've been there on their invitation.
2:02 I'm very connected to the .NET and Microsoft space.
2:05 Absolutely my history and, even still, in some ways.
2:09 Why am I telling you this?
2:10 Not because I want to make myself sound important.
2:12 Actually, I don't really like talking about it like this.
2:15 But, I want to point out that I have been one of you.
2:18 I have been in the C# space, I wrote
2:20 professional C# for over ten years.
2:23 I think C# is a great language and
2:25 I really enjoy working in the .NET Framework.
2:28 Being a Python developer but also someone with
2:30 a rich .NET history, I think I'm uniquely positioned to
2:33 line up the dots for you, to say
2:35 Here's what you do in C#, here's how you do it in Python.
2:38 Here's what you do in C#, here are the three ways to
2:40 do it in Python and here's why you pick those and so on.
2:42 We're going to have a ton of fun digging into C# and
2:44 seeing how to replicate all of
2:46 those ideas over in the Python world.
2:49 I'm going to make a prediction.
2:50 By the end of this course, you're going to
2:52 love working with Python.