This talk was given at PyCon 2016 in Portland, OR.
It’s featured as #4 on RealPython.com’s list of Top 10 Must-Watch PyCon talks.
As a new Python developer, trying to understand how memory management works in python can feel like a daunting task.
The documentation immediately jumps into difficult to follow concepts, especially if you don’t have a background in Computer Science.
I’d like to provide a simple, easy to follow overview of the concepts that a developer needs to be familiar with in order to scratch the surface of how memory management and garbage collection works in Python.