I just wanted to share this movie about the Python programming language. Although it’s a bit dated, I feel the movie still provides a nice overview of the benefits of Python, and explains why the language is good for educational purposes. It can be found at python.org.

You’ll see interviews with Guido van Rossum (creator of the Python language), Eric S. Raymond (author of “The Cathedral and the Bazaar” and the excellent article “Why Python?”), and Tim Peters (known a.o. from The Zen of Python).

The film was originally called “A Python Love Story”, and was was made in 2001 by a class of high school students in Yorktown High School (Arlington, Virginia) together with their Computer Science teacher Jeff Elkner. Elkner is known for translating Allen Downey‘s “How to Think Like a Computer Scientist” into Python. The original (and longer) version of the video is available from the Python Bibliotheca.