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A podcast by Kelly Paredes and Sean Tibor about their adventures teaching middle school computer science, problem-solving, handling failure, frustration, and victory through the lens of the Python programming language. Kelly Paredes has taught all over the world and specializes in curriculum design and development. She currently teaches sixth and seventh-grade computer science at Pine Crest School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This is her third year using Python. Sean Tibor has worked in mark ...
 
BrownBags are a series of online webinars held using GotoMeeting and covering various datacenter & datacenter Certification topics. These BrownBags are held live at various dates and times around the globe and each covers a different bit of datacenter related specialization.
 
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Ned Bellavance (@Ned1313) sits down with us for an discussion about Terraform, the latest from Hashiconf, tips and tricks for using Terraform for automating your infrastructure, and more. Ned is a Hashicorp Ambassador, a Microsoft MVP, and a Pluralsight author. He currently hosts and cohosts podasts such as Day Two Cloud, Buffer Overflow, and The D…
 
Continuing our Education IDE series, Kelly and Sean meet with Brigit Murtaugh and Sana Ajani from the VS Code team for education. We'll talk about everything from remote teaching to accelerating the setup of a learning environment with VS Code and development containers. You may have used Visual Studio Code for your own projects or tinkered around …
 
Vinnie Ramirez presents "Cisco Intersight Service for HashiCorp Terraform"Vinnie Ramirez is Solutions Architect at Hashicorp. In this talk Vinnie walks us through the Terraform OSS and Enterprise product and how they are different. Then he goes into the architecture of the Cisco Intersight Service and how it can integrate with Terraform to streamli…
 
Continuing our Education IDE series, Kelly and Sean talk with Valentina Kiryushkina, a developer on the PyCharm Edu team to learn all about how JetBrains supports teaching and learning Python. With everything from online courses to creating classroom assignments, we're sure you'll find something to like about PyCharm Edu. Features Free for teachers…
 
Nick Fritcsh (https://twitter.com/nfritsch) shares an update on VMware Skyline. Nick shares product features, use cases, and even dives into a demo of the product. Best of all, it's free for VMware customers with active support!Resources:https://skyline.vmware.com/get-startedhttps://kb.vmware.com/s/article/55928https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/71071…
 
Sean Doyle (@cloudosmotic) presents "Fun with AWS Step Functions".Sean Doyle is a Principal Cloud Architect with over 20 years in the IT industry ranging from Systems Engineering to Automation and DevOps. Sean also held the titles of AWS Partner Ambassador and AWS Partner AI/ML Blackbelt. In this episode, Sean provides an overview of the AWS Step F…
 
This week, Kelly & Sean chat with Barbara Oakley, author of the upcoming books Uncommon Sense Teaching and Learn Like a Pro. Together, we talk about everything from learning Russian to the ways that the brain processes information and how teachers can best help students learn. Barbara Oakley is a professor of engineering, former Russian translater …
 
Sean discusses lessons he's learned from his middle school students and how parallels can be drawn to the IT Security world.Resources:https://www.teachingpython.fm/https://barbaraoakley.com/https://thenextweb.com/news/weather-apps-are-secretly-selling-your-location-data-to-the-highest-bidderhttps://www.amazon.com/Soul-New-Machine-Tracy-Kidder-ebook…
 
Kelly and Sean kick off part 1 of their Education IDE series with Nick Tollervey and the Mu Editor, a Python editor for beginners with modes for "pure Python," MicroPython, CircuitPython, PyGame, Flask web apps, and more. About the Education IDE Series The Teaching Python podcast is launching a monthly episode series dedicated to the different IDEs…
 
In this episode, Sean and Kelly, share a brainstorming activity on designing projects with Python libraries. We have a special guest Mike Driscoll, author of several books and the blog "The Mouse vs The Python". In this episode we will use the Python Library Pillow to brainstorm some creative ways that Pillow can and has been used to teach students…
 
Microsoft SQL can perform really well on virtualized infrastructure if tuned properly. It can also perform really poorly if you don't know what to tune or what to watch out for. David Klee (https://twitter.com/kleegeek) shares best practices and his favorite tips and tricks to troubleshoot and tune MS SQL on VMware vSphere and other hypervisors.Res…
 
Denis Dyack (@Denis_Dyack) presents "How To Get Into The Video Game Industry"Denis Dyack is the Founder and CEO of Apocalypse Studios. He has been making video games for decades and has an extensive list of fantastic games to his credit. His studio evangelizes using a cloud-first approach in game development and partners with AWS Game Tech to move …
 
In this episode, Sean and Kelly discuss their top 5 favorite Python libraries, and how they use these libraries in the classroom to reinforce student learning. From the standard library to teaching how to use pip, learn more about our favorite libraries to share with our students. Our lists: Sean Datetime random Matplotlib bullet Kelly Pillow Math …
 
That's right: we're digging deep into assessments using rubrics. We know what you're thinking, rubrics are BORING and teacher-y. But rubrics are POWERFUL for learning and you can use them outside of the classroom too! According to ASCD “The word rubric comes from the Latin word for red. The online Merriam-Webster dictionary lists the first meaning …
 
Tim Davis (@vtimd) presents "Automating the lifecycle of Infrastructure as Code from Deploy to Destroy!"In this presentation, Tim Davis walks us through the process of defining what are stable vs dynamic cloud infrastructures and why you want to use the Infrastructure as Code (IaC) lifecycle. He then does a live demo of the Env0 product and walks u…
 
Joe Onisick (@joeonisick) presents "Sales Skills for Technical Types"Joe is a self described polarizing technologist and consummate bullshit artist :-) That being said, this presentation is no bs! In it he talks about why everyone in tech is also really in sales. This talk is repleat with tips and tricks on how to level up your sales game to help m…
 
In this episode, Sean and Kelly speak with Leon Sandøy, one of the owners of Python Discord about making connections and community teaching. With the dynamics of teaching changing, how can Python Discord become a space to further educate the Python community? Also this week, we're excited to announce the launch of the new Teaching Python shop, wher…
 
Kelly and Sean take some time to reflect on what has worked well over the past year of teaching, what could be better, and what we hope stays with us once things go back to "The New Normal." Whether it's getting back collaborative whiteboarding, keeping screen sharing over Zoom, or appreciating how much better department meetings can be when we use…
 
Christophe Limpalair (@christophelimp) presents "Getting Started in Cybersecurity"Christophe has worked on several online training platforms including Linux Academy. Recently he founded Cybr.com, a learning platform for cybersecurity. Here he talks about his recommendations for learning about and getting into the various different fields within the…
 
Hiroko Nishimura (@hirokonishimura) presents "Ms.Hiro to AWS Hero: From Special Eduation Teacher to AWS Hero"Hiroko came from a non-technical background and wanted to get into AWS. Here she talks about her tips and recommendations for learning IT jargon when you are starting from zero technical background.Resources:https://hiroko.io https://hirokon…
 
Kelly and Sean try to figure out the role of object-oriented programming in teaching. From how much to focus on objects and methods, to whether it makes sense to teach classes, this is a journey through the opinionated topic of object-oriented thinking. Support Teaching Python Links: AWS DeepRacer - the fastest way to get rolling with machine learn…
 
A grab bag of topics this week with Kelly and Sean. From using NLTK to summarize speeches by civil rights leader Martin Luther King to plotting Parler data from the Capitol incident on Jan 6 to WiFi-enabled washing machines. Kelly and Sean spend the afternoon discussing the things that we've been watching and learning about this week. No guests, no…
 
Ayodele Odubela (@DataSciBae) presents "How to Start Doing Data Science"Ayodele gives us an intro into data science. What it is and what you need to know if you want to get into the field.Code for 25% off her new book: VBROWNBAGResources:https://ayodeleodubela.comhttps://bit.ly/DS4A_AYOhttps://www2.slideshare.net/AyodeleROdubela/how-to-start-doing-…
 
Kelly and Sean team up with Bob Belderbos and Julian Sequeira from @PyBites to answer questions about how our students learn Python using the PyBites platform with small code challenges. In this special crossover episode, we cover everything from how students learn to the way they learn Pytest reporting output to the mindset and chemistry of learni…
 
In this episode, Kelly and Sean dive into the topic of teaching kids to “Figure it out,” a phrase we love to use in class. This year, we seek specific skills that help us teach reluctant learners, techniques for figuring things out, and understanding how different teachers support this skill in their classrooms. In this episode, we ask some of our …
 
We get a lot of questions about what parents should buy for their children for the holidays. In this episode, Kelly and Sean list out some of their favorite gifts for the holidays. Episode highlights: Kelly & Sean celebrate two years of the Teaching Python and 183,000 downloads later. Kelly wins with a student that demonstrates year over year impro…
 
In this episode, Kelly and Sean talk with Dale Lane an IBM Event Streams Lead Developer. - IBM awarded Dale, the 2018 IBM Volunteer Excellence Award—the highest form of volunteer recognition given by the company—which also earned a USD 10,000 grant from IBM for Solent Youth Action. “Machine learning systems are all around us. We all use, interact w…
 
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