17 Apr 2019, 9:13 a.m.

Recurse Center, What Really Works And How We Know

I participated in Recurse Center (formerly Hacker School) in 2013 and in 2014, and emerged a better programmer, a calmer and kinder person, and a more confident learner. Gender diversity was part of the quality …

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16 Apr 2019, 14:36 p.m.

PyCon NA, !!Con, and WisCon

I'm back in New York City, and preparing to travel a bit; May is my big conference month this year. I'll start the month at PyCon North America in Cleveland, Ohio, practically the whole conference, …

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01 Apr 2019, 20:58 p.m.

Availability Update for April

I'm going to be off social media a lot between now and about April 14th. Please email if you want to reach me - https://www.harihareswara.net/ & https://changeset.nyc/#contact have my address - but I will probably …

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27 Mar 2019, 19:40 p.m.

Expectations, Toil and Sludge, Discovery, And A Lot of Handwaving

I have an inchoate tangle of thoughts I'll spill out into this sandbox for thinking -- sometimes on this blog you get well-organized how-to guides and analyses, and sometimes you get "what constellation do these …

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21 Mar 2019, 10:42 a.m.

It's Not Just You

Malka Older writes: here's the thing about "adulting": so much of it is entirely unnecessary. I have spent so many hours on health insurance and I only know because I lived in another country that …

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20 Mar 2019, 10:28 a.m.

Steerswoman Series

If you have never read Rosemary Kirstein's "Steerswoman" book series I envy you because I just read them and it was such a thrill ride. Here's the first chapter of the first book as a …

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08 Mar 2019, 12:15 p.m.

Testing, Testing

When I was in high school, a zillion years ago, I got reallllly good scores on the SAT I* and the PSAT (which played the Silver Surfer to the SAT's Galactus). I was good at …

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27 Feb 2019, 8:01 a.m.

GSoC/Outreachy Mentoring Orgs: Consider Giving Applicants English Tutoring

Google Summer of Code just announced the 207 mentoring organizations (open source projects seeking participants) for this year's round, and Outreachy's 9 mentoring orgs also announced open internship projects. This blog post is directed at …

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25 Feb 2019, 16:52 p.m.

API Copyrightability Law Brings (Many of) Us Together

So you know that moment partway through a movie where heroes team up and stride toward the camera in slow motion while epic music plays? The Python Software Foundation's counsel, Van Lindberg, writes: @ThePSF and …

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24 Feb 2019, 11:10 a.m.

Interesting University Press Ebooks via NYPL

Hey New York Public Library patrons! Today I looked at NYPL's "E-Book Central" and discovered University Press Scholarship Online. Click "Connect to database" and enter your NYPL barcode number and PIN, and you can read …

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