Conference survey - I need your input

Posted by: barbara | Date: Apr 23, 2013 | Category:

I'm putting together some new teaching materials, and I need your help.

Every day I meet people in the programming community - not just women - who have never been to an open source conference, never experienced all the great learning and networking opportunities that conferences have to offer.

If ...

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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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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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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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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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