The joys of using Python on embedded devices – Keynote at PyCon! @nnja @pycon #pycon2019
PyCon announced that Nina Zakharenko will be a keynote speaker this year at PyCon! Nina will share the joys of using Python on embedded devices and how it impacts and grows our community!
Nina is a software engineer with over a decade of experience. She currently focuses on Python at Microsoft on the Cloud Developer Advocacy team. In the past, she’s written software for satellite control computers at HBO, code that’s helped people connect over their passions at Meetup, and implemented time-wasting features on Reddit.
Nina loves teaching developers and has spoken at conferences like PyCon Russia, EuroPython, and DjangoCon in the US and internationally. This year, she’s looking forward to attending her seventh PyCon, where you’ll find her co-organizing Mentored Sprints for Diverse Beginners.
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