Disambiguation, In-Jokes, and Name Collisions: What You Need to Know When Naming a Python Project
By Thursday Bram

One of the hardest problems in programming is figuring out what to name everything. In this talk, we'll cover Python naming schemas, potential problem areas, and when to make a Monty Python reference.

Sunday 11:35 a.m.–12:05 p.m.

This talk covers key issues Python programmers run into when naming new projects. We'll go over the following:

  • Commonly used naming schemas in the Python community
  • Current and past project names (including those that many newcomers to Python struggle with)
  • Techniques to avoid similar confusion in the future (covering both name selection and documentation)

We'll even talk about Monty Python and its long-term impact on the Python programming language.

Thursday Bram

Thursday Bram is the editor of The Responsible Communication Style Guide and the author of The Python Style Supplement. Her writing on technology and inclusion has appeared in publications ranging from Entrepreneur Magazine and The Recompiler. You can find Thursday online at ThursdayBram.com.