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PyCon 2011 Atlanta

March 9th–17th

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Noah Gift

Noah Gift

Noah is an experienced technical leader and software developer. He solves interesting problems in a variety of languages including Python/Iron Python, Erlang, F#, C#, and Javascript, and is a member of the Python Software Foundation.

He is the Associate Director of Engineering at AT&T Interactive, and has worked at a variety of companies around the United States and World, including: Caltech, Disney Feature Animation, Sony Imageworks, and Weta Digital.

He is the co-author of Python For Unix and Linux System Administration, and numerous technical articles for IBM Developerworks, O'Reilly, Red Hat Magazine, and Mac Tech. In his free time, he composes piano music, and runs marathons and ultramarathons.

Links to much of his writing can be found at his personal site at He has a BS in Nutritional Science from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, a MS in Computer Information Systems from CSULA, and is an MBA Candidate at UC Davis, specializing in Business Analytics, Finance, and Entrepreneurship.


March 13th 1:55 p.m. – 2:25 p.m.
Writing Command-Line Tools using IronPython and Visual Studios