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Mastodon for Python Devs

Episode #390, published Tue, Nov 15, 2022, recorded Mon, Nov 14, 2022

Wondering what Mastodon is all about? More importantly, what does it offer Python developers and other open source folks compared to Twitter? There is a huge amount of interest in the tech community about what's happening at Twitter and whether they should expand to or even move to a new location. So I decided to put together a set of experienced Python developers who have been Mastodon inhabitants for a long time to discuss what this unexpected shift means for one of our important online watering holes.

On this episode you'll meet Gina Häußge, Simon Willison, and Juan Luis Cano Rodríguez. We're going to have a great time talking about the technology and the culture of Mastodon from this Python perspective.

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Links from the show

Gina on Mastodon: chaos.social/@foosel
Juan on Mastodon: social.juanlu.space/@astrojuanlu
Simon on Mastodon: simonwillison.net/@simon
Carol on Mastodon: @willingc@hachyderm.io
Michael on Mastodon: fosstodon.org/@mkennedy
Talk Python on Mastodon: fosstodon.org/@talkpython
Mastodon: joinmastodon.org
Fosstodon: fosstodon.org
Mastodon is just blogs article: simonwillison.net
C-Suite Folks Resign at Twitter: twitter.com
The Importance of Choosing the Correct Mastodon Instance: carlchenet.com
Wizard to choose your instance: instances.social
Here’s how a Twitter engineer says it will break in the coming weeks: technologyreview.com
Dealing with unwanted content: docs.joinmastodon.org
Twitter poll on moving to Mastodon: twitter.com
Toot package: pypi.org
Takahe server: github.com
Validating your Github account on your Mastodon profile: mastodon.social
Twitter’s potential collapse could wipe out vast records of recent human history: technologyreview.com
Simon's Streaming API: gist.github.com
Mastodon 4.0 is out (day after recording): mastodon.social
Watch this episode on YouTube: youtube.com
Episode transcripts: talkpython.fm

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