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

SciPy 2014: A mother-daughter collaboration

I had the pleasure of sharing SciPy 2014 with my daughter. Well, the chance to share SciPy 2014 with a more grown up version of my daughter than the three year old girl exploring the Philippines. Although I plan to pull together my thoughts on SciPy 2014 talks more fully later, three things stand out from the week: creativity, computer science, and communication. Creativity My daughter loves foreign languages, especially Japanese, music, art, and psychology. Why on earth would IRead more