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Episode 142: David Kopec - Classic Computer Science Problems in Python

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Our guest for today's episode is an assistant professor of Computer Science and Innovation at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont. He is the author of Dart for Absolute Beginners (Apress, 2014), Classic Computer Science Problems in Swift (Manning, 2018) and, the recently released, Classic Computer Science Problems in Python (Manning, 2019). Also he is active in the open source community as the author of several popular Swift data structure projects. It is with a great pleasure that we welcome David Kopec to our podcast.

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We talked about these topics

  • How David started on the programming world?
  • How he discovered and started using Python?
  • What is computer science and what brought his attention to it?
  • What made David decide to write a book?
  • How was the process of writing the books? What technologies were used?
  • What is the Classic Computer Science Problems in Python book expected audience?
  • Which computer science problems are available on the book?
  • What chapter was more challenging to write?
  • Why David decide to write the book targeting Python 3.7?
  • Are there any real world examples in the book?
  • Has David decided on what the next book will be in classic computer science problems series?
  • What is SeaTurtle? What are some of the coolest projects he has seen people do with it?


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