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There's a Snake in the Birdhouse! Building a Python Culture at Vrbo

We all love Python, but not everyone is fortunate enough to use it at their day job. Come and listen as I detail the journey I took to establish Python as an onroad option at my company. Viewers will leave having learned from my experiences—both successes and mistakes—and with a solid plan for implementing Python at their job.


It’s no surprise why many of us are so enamored with Python. Its simplicity, accessibility, and community make it a prime choice for many projects. However, not all software engineering shops use Python, maybe even some of the jobs you work at. Introducing Python to your company and building a Pythonic culture from the ground up is no small task, but it can be done. Join me as I take you through the journey of getting Python from zero to hero within my company. I’ll share the experience from start to finish, including what worked, what didn’t, what I would have done differently, and how I evangelized Python to bring it to be a supported language within my company’s ecosystem.

This talk was given at:

* [PyTexas 2020](
* PyBay 2020
* [PyOhio 2020](
* [EuroPython 2020](

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