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Michael Foord, Resolver Systems

 Michael  Foord

Michael Foord works full time with IronPython for Resolver Systems; creating a highly programmable spreadsheet called Resolver One. He has been using IronPython since about version 0.7.

Michael Foord has been developing with Python since 2002. He blogs and writes about Python and IronPython far more than is healthy for one individual and in 2008 was made the first Microsoft MVP for dynamic languages. As the Resolver Systems community champion he speaks internationally on Python and IronPython. He is the author of the book IronPython in Action for Manning Publications, and can also be found online at http://www.voidspace.org.uk/python/weblog/. In the real world he lives in Northampton, UK with his wife Delia.

Presentation: "Real World IronPython"

Time: Wednesday 10:45 - 11:45

Location: Henry Moore Room


IronPython is a port of Python, a popular open source dynamic language, to the .NET framework. .NET has traditionally been programmed with statically typed languages like C# and VB.NET.

Resolver Systems has been developing a full application with IronPython for the last three years. In this session we'll see how a dynamic language integrates with the .NET framework, learn what advantages it brings and look at several real-world use cases for IronPython; including adding user scripting to .NET applications.