School Visit - April 19, 2013

Posted by: barbara | Date: Apr 22, 2013 | Category: CS Education

It's been a long, busy spring filled with teaching and speaking experiences, and I capped it all off last Friday with a visit to a local elementary school.

The school visit was arranged as part of a volunteer program through Central Texas Discover Engineering, an organization that works to ...

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Scheduling Periodic Tasks with Celery 2.3.3 and Django 1.4

Posted by: barbara | Date: Apr 17, 2013 | Category: Django

There are going to be times in the life of your application when you'll need to perform tasks - making requests to APIs, sending emails, or storing large amounts of data, for example. To do that, you'll most likely want to implement some sort of job queue - that is, ...

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My Saturday evening lightning talk

Posted by: barbara | Date: Apr 17, 2013 | Category: PyCon

In which I speak in front of a bajillion people ...

Okay, it was possibly not that many people. Total attendance for PyCon 2013 was around 2500, and the auditorium was pretty packed for Saturday night talks - so it felt like a bajillion.

Katie Cunningham and I taught ...

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Amazing things to do with a Raspberry Pi

Posted by: barbara | Date: Apr 16, 2013 | Category: PyCon

The Raspberry Pi got another mention on Boing Boing last week, promoting a brief sampling of some of the wonderful things you can do with it:

    "Raspberry Pi, the tiny, cheap and hackable computer for children of all ages, may be used as the heart of an ...

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Intro to Python, April 6 - Recap

Posted by: barbara | Date: Apr 10, 2013 | Category: Python

This past weekend, I helped a bright group of Austin women take their initial steps into the Python world. Austin PyLadies' first women's 'Intro to Python' class took place on Saturday, April 6th. Our classroom space was generously donated by by Erica Douglass of Opportunity Space. We also ...

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