Python is growing in popularity, both as a teaching language and in scientific computing. Come find out about the basics of Python, including some of the uses that it is being put to. Also, we'll take a look at ipython, a great tool for playing around with Python when trying to figure out a solution to a problem.
Joey Bernard works as a high performance consultant, helping research do computational science. This requires being a jack-of-all-trades in terms of programming languages and software utilities. He also writes a monthly column for Linux Journal on scientific software, and writes occasional tutorials for Linux User and Developer.