The first part of the session will cover the basics of Python - its history, how its data structures compare to those we're familiar with in the primary .NET languages, its strong and weak points, who's using it, and why you as a developer - both generally speaking and as a .NET developer - should care about Python. The second part of the session will get into the demos - starting with some basic Python scripts and getting into IronPython scripts, if time allows. By the end of this session, you'll have an idea of what Python is, why you should know it as a developer and specifically as a .NET developer, and how to get setup and write a basic app in both Python and IronPython.
Introduction to Classes in Object Oriented Programming - Ken Baum
Bio: Ken has been writing code for well over 20 years, reaching back to his days in Air Force. Since retiring in 1992, he has developed object-oriented systems on Microsoft technologies, beginning with C++ and MFC and most recently using C# and .NET, with a brief dance with Java sandwiched in between. He has been working with Object-oriented systems in one form or another since he was first exposed to "Booch blobs" at the University of Maryland in 1984. His current interests are ASP.Net, MVC, and the Open Source PHP project, Drupal.