Music, Data Science, and Community – Poster at PyCon 2014

I had the pleasure of sharing my love of music and programming last spring at PyCon 2014. I enjoyed presenting a poster about music21, a computer aided musicology framework. Michael Cuthbert, an MIT professor of Music, has done great work making music theory accessible to learners and researchers. I believe that music brings together community. One community that I am so pleased to be a participate in is the San Diego Python community (San Diego Python User Group and PyLadiesRead more

Weekend Wisdom: “Python Pocket Reference” by Mark Lutz; O’Reilly Media

A handy and helpful guide on the current state of Python As someone who teaches beginning Pythonistas to learn to program, this updated edition of the Python Pocket Reference is worth keeping close at hand.   The reference covers both Python 3.4 and 2.7, and it highlights changes between the two major releases in a succinct, clear way. Yes, one can find the reference information in the freely available Python docs, but this guide earns its place in my backpackRead more