How we started teaching Python
a talk by Petr Viktorin, Lumír Balhar

Helping people feels great. As a volunteer firefighter, Lumir can tell you all about that feeling. But there are also other ways to help others, and some don't involve life-or-death situations. What about changing a person's life by teaching them how to program?

Teaching doesn't just give you a great feeling. It can also help you make new friends, improve your presentation skills, and even make you a better programmer.

Join us for two stories of how we started teaching Python, what it means for us, what it can mean for you – and how we're making it easier for you to join us.

Petr Viktorin


During the day, Petr leads the Python Maintenance team at Red Hat.

In the evenings, he likes to teach Python to others.

If he had a time machine, he'd use it to make more time for actual coding.

Lumír Balhar


Python developer, firefighter, drummer, biker, teacher and somebody who is always there when you need him.

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