MrValdez's Blog

PyCon PH 2023! New me

Posted on Feb. 27, 2023

Thanks to the Pandemic, I haven't given a talk for almost 3 years. I am someone who used to give talks almost every week. Since its the return of PyCon PH after a long time, I thought of doing something new.

My talk this year is "Let's make a realtime game with Django channels". Here's the first 3 slides:

Categories: python philippines, Personal, Python

Oh boy, is the Pandemic rough.

Posted on Feb. 23, 2023

Long story short, it has been hard to be creative since the Pandemic started. But I wasn't idle. During this time, I've found myself busy with work. As much as I want to go back to writing, it's hard to get to the mindset. On the bright side, I've gotten better with my own programming skills.

I'm even giving a talk at PyCon PH 2023. I'm hoping this would revitalize my energy.

One day, I'll have the willpower to go back to writing. But until then, I'm just gonna continue improving.

Categories: Personal

My anecdotes on why I think Python should be a beginner's first programming language

Posted on May 8, 2018

Disclaimer: I'm primarily a Python programmer, a board member of Python Philippines, and used Python before it became popular (I don't remember the exact version, but I encountered the language when it was introduced in Blender).

I started programming with Pascal, honed my skills on C and C++, and made commercial products with Visual Basic 6.0, PHP and Python.

Python is the programming language that I found the most fun to work with [1]. Over the years, I've written a lot of code. Based on pure experience, I can see the programming foundation a beginner will …

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Categories: Essays, Personal, Python, Teaching