Łukasz Langa

CPython Developer in Residence, Python 3.8 and 3.9 release manager. Gradual typing enthusiast, asynchronous programming proponent, and creator of the auto-formatter Black. ambv on Github.

Likes immersive single-player role-playing games, Scotch whisky, and road cycling. In his free time, he produces electronic music, which includes software and hardware of his own making.


CPython Core Developer Panel
Łukasz Langa, Petr Viktorin, Pablo Galindo Salgado, Mark Shannon, Steve Dower, Marta Gomez

Come meet the folks who make the Python programming language!

A panel discussion of core Python developers will take place on Wednesday at 2pm. Hear what's on their mind, what they're working on, and what the future holds for Python.

The panel will include:
* sitting Steering Council member Pablo Galindo Salgado;
* cybersecurity expert and aspiring core developer Marta Gómez Macías who made f-strings much better in 3.12;
* CPython's Windows expert Steve Dower;
* Red Hat veteran and emeritus Steering Council member Petr Viktorin;
* and the tech lead of Microsoft's "Faster Python" team Dr. Mark "HotPy" Shannon.

The panel will be chaired by Łukasz "Any-color-you-like-as-long-as-it's-black" Langa.

PyCharm (Forum Hall)
Games of Life: generative art in Python
Łukasz Langa

We're entering the age of machine-generated art. Many of the new systems are shockingly impressive but impossible to replicate by individuals because they rely on complex machine learning techniques with huge datasets that aren't feasible to do in a home environment. Fortunately, there's an entire group of clever approaches to generate graphics that look cohesive, unique, and deliberate... and that you can easily do on your own computer.

In this short talk we'll go through a few of those algorithms like Clifford attractors, slime mold simulation, and reduction of source imagery to geometric primitives. We'll generate images and animations, we'll dabble in 2D and 3D. You'll leave the talk with your own ideas how to create attractive visualizations out of thin air. The talk assumes familiarity with Python and high-school math.

Arts, Crafts Culture & Demos (2023)
PyCharm (Forum Hall)