PyLadies represents at PyCon 2013

Posted by: bshaurette | Date: Dec 13, 2012 | Category: PyCon Python

PyCon talks were announced last week, and this year a record number of them are being given by women in the Python community. Of the 114 talks accepted, almost 15% will be presented by female speakers.

Here's the run-down - be sure to add these to your schedule when ...

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Community Contributions: A Follow-Up

Posted by: bshaurette | Date: Dec 04, 2012 | Category: Django DjangoCon Girl Geeks PyCon Python

A few months ago, I wrote a blog post about contributing to community. A month later, that post was republished by the folks at Red Hat, in their online magazine When that article went up, I had a chance to read through it again and realized that ...

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PyLadies Has Arrived In Longhorn Country!

Posted by: bshaurette | Date: Nov 26, 2012 | Category: Django Girl Geeks Python

Austin, Texas, known for its live music scene and hosting of the annual music and technology festival SXSW, is also home to a vibrant startup and programming community.

Local Pythonistas are numerous enough to justify two separate meetup groups - one focused on web development, and a second centered around ...

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Testing Out the Texas Tribune Elections Scoreboard

Posted by: bshaurette | Date: Nov 05, 2012 | Category: The Internets

I'll be in the newsroom tomorrow night watching as the results come in. You can also see a limited subset of the results here, thanks to the Texas Tribune's embeddable scoreboard:

To check it out or get one for your own blog, click here. (To clarify, the scoreboard includes ...

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Installing PostGIS with Homebrew

Posted by: bshaurette | Date: Oct 30, 2012 | Category: Mac OS X PostGreSQL

I learned a few things about homebrew and PostGIS today - things I probably should have learned sooner, but I don't use homebrew that often.

I am (or was) in the process of getting my local (virtual) environment set up (to start work at my new position at the
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