I had the pleasure of speaking at Pycon UK this year. I talked about Python and functional programming. I've become increasingly interested in functional programming since starting Functional Programming Principles in Scala on Coursera.
The video is on YouTube. The slides are available too.
One of the stand out talks for me was Using python to improve government by Michael Brunton-Spall, Jessica McKellar's keynote.
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