Change, community, and compassion

Today, I reflect on a life changing event. For a few days, we came together from around the world to form a community to share our thoughts on change and our compassion for individual experiences in technology. I’m sharing a very rough draft of a letter that I wrote on May 29, 2014. I hope you will find a nugget of wisdom, inspiration, or comfort in these jumbled, unedited yet heartfelt words. I am so grateful for AdaCamp San Francisco 2013Read 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

Security at the Seams: What’s a Software Development Manager to Do?

I recently had the pleasure of taking a new course through edX. The course, DelftX: EconSec101x Economics of Cybersecurity, adeptly illustrates the many economic issues and behaviors that impact security in practice. I highly recommend the course to those interested in economics and security. Here’s my final reflection essay from the course. Economics of Cybersecurity Reflection Essay Security at the Seams: What’s a Software Development Manager to Do? Discussions of security frequently come up in the Open Source Software developmentRead more