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PyCon 2011 Atlanta

March 9th–17th

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Eric Floehr

Eric Floehr

Eric has been fascinated by computers ever since touring CompuServe's data center in the late-70's. He started programming in BASIC on the family's Ohio Scientific Institute Challenger 2P, then Commodore VIC-20, 64, and Amiga, with stints on CompuServe's DEC mainframes in-between. From BASIC, Fortran, 6502 Assembly, Forth, Turbo Pascal, C, C++, Java, Ruby, and everything in between, he has found love with Python.

Eric is the founder and CEO of Intellovations, a small company that created ForecastWatch, the only comparative weather forecast verification system in the world. In use by The Weather Channel, CustomWeather, Meteorlogix, and others, ForecastWatch has scored over 180 million weather forecasts since 2004. ForecastWatch was the subject of a Python Success Story and was named a Django Site of The Week.

Eric was previously CTO of 3X Systems, a venture-backed startup providing the easiest-to-use full-featured backup appliance for small and medium-sized businesses. The appliance has received great reviews, most recently on CrunchGear. Eric is now devoting his full attention to growing his weather venture.

In addition to his business, Eric also founded the Central Ohio Python Users Group, and has helped with PyOhio for the past two years.


March 12th 1:20 p.m. – 2:05 p.m.
Genetic Programming in Python