What’s a Fab Lab?

A Fab Lab is a community space for people to gather and fabricate their dreams and ideas. A formal definition of a Fab Lab can be seen at the MIT Center for Bits and Atoms. The Fab Foundation’s website has a map of many Fab Labs around the world and information about the Fab Lab charter and how to start a Fab Lab. Fab Lab San Diego is my little corner for inspiration and outreach. We’re located in the heartRead more

Play it again pyvideo.org!

Yesterday, the Python Software Foundation posted results of the election for the Board of Directors 2015-2016 term. Thank you to the many individuals that participated and helped with the election. I want take a moment and give special thanks to the 2014-2015 PSF Board for their service and accomplishments. To the retiring PSF Board members, I love programming in Python, learning from others, and sharing pyvideo.org talks. To honor the goodness that each of you bring to the Python community,Read more

Mentors, music, and motivation

As I get ready to attend the Write/Speak/Code conference, I’m doing more reflecting on the past few months than packing for the trip. While I would like to leave San Diego with warm enough clothes for New York City, I want to write a few brief thoughts about learning from others. Learning from others is one of the things that I love most about software development. While I enjoy my time quietly working through code on my own, I valueRead more