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Episode #85: Parsing horrible things with Python

Published Thurs, Nov 17, 2016, recorded Thurs, Oct 27, 2016.

Do you have horribly convoluted things that need parsing? Obviously you'll learn a bunch of tips and tricks from this episode. But you'll see that advanced parsing is a gateway to many interesting computer science techniques.

Listen in as I speak with Erik Rose about his journey to parse weird things at Mozilla.

Links from the show:

Erik on Twitter: @erikrose
Erik on GitHub:
PyCon Talk: Parsing Horrible Things with Python:
Poetic APIs Talk:
fathom-web project:
NLTK Project:
Mozilla's DXR:
Let's Encrypt:
more-itertools package:
Erik's Blog at Mozilla:
Things GTD App:
Project Quantum:
Book: Getting Things Done, The Art of Stress-Free Productivity:
Michael's Data Science Pythonic Webcast:

Erik Rose
Erik Rose
Erik makes static analysis, search, and pattern-finding software at Mozilla, venting a byproduct of eclectic Python libraries. Skeletons in his closet include the self-bootstrapping mechanism for Let's Encrypt, the hash-verification functionality in pip, and a book about Plone. He's a frequent speaker and keynoter at various PyCons but is really just using the travel as an opportunity to find the world's best root beer.
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