Esther Nam

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Character encoding and Unicode in Python
PyCon US 2014
Esther Nam , Travis Fischer
Recorded: April 12, 2014Language: English

Every developer will inevitably feel the pain of character encoding issues. We will cover the fundamentals every Python developer should know on character encoding and Unicode. We will teach you how to identify the types of problems that occur when dealing with character encoding and outline a set of best practices and useful libraries which can be used to avoid and fix character encoding issues.

How to Except When You're Excepting
PyCon US 2013
Esther Nam
Recorded: March 15, 2013Language: English

This talk is an introduction to the practice of exception handling, aimed at those without a heavy CS background or years of experience, and who are thus unfamiliar with the technique. Novices to Python will learn Python-specific techniques that make use of built-in exceptions and the context manager, as well as unusual but Pythonic ways of managing the flow control of their program.