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 Who is that disembodied voice telling you all about Python? Well, hey, it's me, Michael Kennedy, nice to meet you.
0:07 I'm so glad you're taking my course. Follow me over on twitter @mkennedy. Now, what have I been doing the Python space that
0:14 makes it worth listening to me? I happen to run the most popular Python podcast out there called Talk Python To Me.
0:21 I've been running this for about four years and many of the technologies we're covering in this course I've sat down and had deep conversations with
0:30 the founders and the people maintaining these projects about where they came from why they built it the way they did, and where they're going.
0:36 So I've spent a lot of time talking to the folks who build Python for us. I also run the Python Bytes Podcast along with my co-host Brian Okken.
0:45 This is like a news show for the Python space that we do an episode every week. You can bet I'm on top of all the Python trends.
0:53 And finally, I'm the founder and principal author at Talk Python Training, where you're taking this course.
1:00 You can probably tell, I'm pretty excited about Python and I am very excited to tell you about it. But there's one more question you might
1:06 want answered for this particular course. Why should I be qualified to tell you about C#? Yeah, I'm some Python guy, right?
1:14 Well, yes, but I was also head of the curriculum and an instructor and author at DevelopMentor one of the main training places where people
1:22 learned .NET in the early days. I worked with some of the thought leaders in the .NET space when .NET was originally released.
1:32 Also spoken at international conferences NDC Oslo, Dev Week in London, a bunch of other conferences about .NET to .NET developers.
1:42 I've written some articles that were published in MSDN Magazine. Can you see the by in this one? ASP.NET long-running workflows by Michael Kennedy.
1:50 In fact, I still get invites to go to the Microsoft conferences from Microsoft. In just a few weeks, I'm going to Ignite to
1:57 be part of their special podcasting event. Last couple of builds I've been there on their invitation.
2:03 I'm very connected to the .NET and Microsoft space. Absolutely my history and, even still, in some ways. Why am I telling you this?
2:11 Not because I want to make myself sound important. Actually, I don't really like talking about it like this.
2:16 But, I want to point out that I have been one of you. I have been in the C# space, I wrote professional C# for over ten years.
2:24 I think C# is a great language and I really enjoy working in the .NET Framework. Being a Python developer but also someone with
2:31 a rich .NET history, I think I'm uniquely positioned to line up the dots for you, to say Here's what you do in C#, here's how you do it in Python.
2:39 Here's what you do in C#, here are the three ways to do it in Python and here's why you pick those and so on.
2:43 We're going to have a ton of fun digging into C# and seeing how to replicate all of those ideas over in the Python world.
2:50 I'm going to make a prediction. By the end of this course, you're going to love working with Python.


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