TIL about the GIL

November 12, 2021 from 11:00 am to 11:30 am

Speaker: Mark Boer

Today I Learned about the Global Interpreter Lock. The GIL often gets blamed for hindering writing concurrent Python applications. In this talk we will discuss, what the GIL is, what problem it solves, why this solution was chosen and how to write better concurrent Python applications.

About Mark Boer

Mark Boer is cofounder of Spheer.ai, a data science and data engineering consultancy, that works mostly with Python. After an education in math and physics he started writing C++ applications for industrial machinery. After this he made the step into the Python data space, where he has built data pipelines with Python that transformed vast amounts of satellite imagery and works on open source data projects. In his spare time he enjoys playing lacrosse, having a beer and gardening.