Deborah Hanus and Sebastian Hanus are PyTN conference co-speakers presenting a talk on Getting started with Deep Learning: Using Keras & Numpy to detect voice disorders at PyTN 2019. We are thrilled to have them as a speakers, and share their enthusiasm for Python and PyTN 2019 below!
Deborah: This year, I started Sparrow, a software-based service that makes it simple for companies to provide their employees with extended leave like family leave. We’ve been learning a lot and making a lot of great progress! I also enjoy blogging and adding matcha to everything I eat.
Sebastian: I recently gave a short talk on Scapy at NeCERT’s Cyber Security Forum; that was fun. I’ve also been learning about cool decentralized networks like Freenet and Zeronet.
Deborah: When I started using Python in college, I believe that the community could do basically anything, and for the most part, my belief has been correct. The Python community has done a lovely job of getting a large group of programmers who are striving for (or at least thinking about) inclusion, which I think is amazing.
Sebastian: I also love how Python is not only syntactically friendly to new programmers but how supportive the community is too. When you combine a readable, practical base language with a wide enough array of libraries to make other languages envious, you really bring everyone together.
Deborah: Some of my favorites are: Learn Python the Hard Way Python Morsels with Trey Hunner
Sebastian: A Python interpreter and a hundred monkeys with typewriters.
Deborah: I actually don’t like chicken, so probably not very many. But we can still be friends! :)
Sebastian: I like chicken, and I like a little spiciness, but I still have a mortal digestive tract. I look forward to trying it!
Deborah: Some of the advice that has worked best for me is:
Sebastian: If you are giving a talk, it’s nice to be prepared enough ahead of time that you don’t spend the whole conference before your talk stressing and preparing for it.
Deborah: I’ve been to Nashville once before when I spoke at PyTN 2017. I was not in town long enough to see much of the city, but I met some wonderful people who I’m still in touch with. I’m looking forward to meeting more wonderful people at PyTN 2019!
Sebastian: I’ve never been to Nashville, but I really look forward to visiting and meeting new people!