In this episode, we're pleased to catch up with the one, the only, the real Katie Cunningham to catch up on some great stuff that she's been up to. We chat about the Young Coders tutorial (which you can totally contribute to or help scale), her Python article for Hour of Code, being good to students who run Windows, her brand-new book Teach Yourself Python in 24 Hours, and the Python 2–Python 3 divide. We also check in on the state of accessibility (which we last talked about way back in episode 10) and discover that there's a book for that too.
All this plus cookies, news, the return of Python trivia, and lots of things to link to!
We hear you like links, so please accept these as a token of our appreciation:
- Django 1.6.1 is out, with new hotness
- The Django blog is starting up Django Update posts again
- Python 3.4 has a beta with lots of cool new toys
- PyCon 2014 is coming in April! It's in Canada, so previously-privileged American travelers need to get passports!
- FPIP hosts Mike Pirnat and David Stanek will be teaching a web app security tutorial at PyCon 2014
- Python on Rails is a fun-looking way to travel to PyCon
- PyTennessee is coming in February
- DjangoCon EU is coming in May—on a freaking private island
- Put-In-Bay is an island village on Lake Erie; there is a very tall monument there
- Pycoder's Weekly is a great way to stay informed
- Katie Cunningham
- Young Coders Tutorial at PyCon 2013
- Young Coders Tutorial materials
- So You Want to Run a Young Coders Class
- Hour of Code
- The Five Minute Python Programming Primer
- The OS Divide
- Teach Yourself Python in 24 Hours
- The Accessibility Handbook
- Access Ability is a great place to learn about accessibility and usability
- Buckeyes are delicious if you don't have peanut allergies
- Potato candy is apparently also a thing
- William Zabka
- Vermonty Python
- Bicycle Repair Man (the sketch)
- Bicycle Repair Man (the tool)
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We hope that everyone out there has a safe and happy new year. Cheers!