Joannah Nanjekye is a software developer that has held two programming positions working on fintech applications and proud open source contributor. She started contributing to open source through summer programs like Rails girls summer of code where she contributed to qutebrowser a vim like browser based on pqt5. And recently participating in outreachy with Ceph working on multi language RGW testing.
Although Python 3 is considered the future of Python, Python 2.x will be maintained for several more years, alongside Python 3 which is not backwards compatible with many open source projects and some packages on PYPi still supporting python 2.x because the users of these projects still use python 2.x.
This talk explains clean ways to write code that will run on both Python 2.x and 3.x with examples of how to convert existing Python 2-compatible code to code that will run reliably on both Python 2.x and 3.x.
Developers working on either small, medium, or large projects will appreciate the explanations, detailed examples, and clean techniques to help them extend support for both versions to their existing Python 2-compatible projects.
The talk will give insight into the content in the book Python 2 and 3 Compatibility that will available in October but be released in paper backs in January 2018 by Apress.