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I’m Chris, a Python developer, coach, and instructor.

With over 10 years of Python experience, there’s so much that I’ve learned the hard way. I want to help you and your team to enjoy Python, grow more skills, and be empowered to make a difference.

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  • SOLID Practice with Fizz Buzz

    January 26, 2021

    I’m convinced that the best way to grow as a developer is to practice. In particular, intentionally practicing things you aren’t good at or haven’t tried. In that vein, I started a weekly meeting at work in the spirit of …

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  • Stop working so hard on paths. Get started with pathlib!

    July 7, 2020

    In version 3.4, python shipped with a new module in the standard library, pathlib . At the time of its release, I remember hearing some fanfare around it, but I didn’t quite understand the point of it. I had only recently …

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  • Refactoring and asking for forgiveness

    February 17, 2020

    Recently, I had a great interaction with one of my coworkers that I think is worth sharing, with the hope you may learn a bit about refactoring and python.

    My colleague came to me to help him think through a …

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  • PyCon 2019: The People of PyCon

    October 18, 2019

    PyCon US 2019 absolutely blew me away.

    And, yeah, I realize it was nearly six months ago. But there have been some things that have been lingering in my thoughts that I need to share.

    My second thought is about: …

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