It used to be hard to get a program to work. Nowadays, however, it’s easy to get a program to work — but does it work well? Is it maintainable? Python has long emphasized the need for not only working code, but for maintainable, easy to read, and idiomatic code. In this talk, Raymond Hettinger describes a number of ways in which working (but non-standard) Python code can be turned into something that looks, feels, and acts like the Python that we’re encouraged to write.