09-15, 11:30–12:00 (Europe/London), Assembly Room
Let's learn about virtual environments - why it's useful, how it works, getting started.
What are virtual environments? How can they help us when developing in Python? In this session we'll find out how to get started and then dig down into how virtualenv works under the hood. There will also be a whistle-stop tour of the various options for package management in Python, and a chance to learn from my mistakes!
This session is mainly intended for people who haven't used a virtual environment before or those who want to learn about how they work.
I've had the chance to be involved in all sorts of interesting projects across my career, from cutting edge medical technologies to dispensing soup to printing with chocolate, detergent and cheese! I currently work at Stratasys, helping develop software for our industrial 3D printers. I love to meet people getting started with Python - it's my first love and always the language I return to. If you want to get me talking, tell me about something you'd like to 3D print.