In spring 2010, I spoke on "Python for .NET developers" at a monthly meeting of the HDLUG. The subject excites me enough that I put up this page afterward to collect related material.
I mentioned the meeting in Smart Development postings, including:
Among the recommendations I made during the meeting were:
My own presentation had far more enthusiasm than polish; to see IronPython at its best, look at Michael Foord's
Python originated from an academic project which targeted ease-of-acquisition; to illustrate the euphoria its concision and cleanliness inspires in many newcomers, I referred to this XKCD cartoon. My son, who programs (nearly?) exclusively in Java, framed this as a gift for me--certainly one of the more memorable I've received. The audience chuckled.
[Talk about IronPython-in-a-browser, Eagle, xkcd, the wiki page, ...]