In the end of December, I applied to both PyCon DE and PyCon Italy with this speech. It was not accepted to either conference.
Title: Regex is Magic
Audience level: Beginner
Tags: Text Mining
Elevator pitch (300 characters):
Regex is an old magical and popular tool that can turn any kind of unstructured text file into something that can be used for further processing and even sold as an AI. But what is regex and how can it be used in the real world?
Do you know that moment, when the AI is sold, but all that is in the background is the regex?
Regex is an old magical tool that can turn any kind of unstructured text file into something that can be used for further processing. As one of the more popular technical tools - it is the 30th most frequent tag on StackOverflow and imported in millions of GitHub public projects. Quite a versatile one, as there are cases this is sold as the AI. And it is also quite old, standing the decades of passing time.
In this talk, I will talk about what regex is and how it can be used. Then I am going to show some of the ways, so regex is used these days and finish with how we managed to sell the regex processing as the magical AI.
I will not assume any regex knowledge. I will only assume very beginner knowledge of Python.