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

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 Whimsy: String theory, The Hics, and Candy Chang

I’m keeping it short this morning while I write a little software. I’m enjoying some good music, art, and community. Enjoy! I’ve been singing this gem from A Capella Science for days now. Catchy lyrics and a little string theory. Awesome. Topping my playlist this morning is the ‘Tangle EP’ by The Hics. Musical goodness with intelligence and creativity. Great sound. Candy Chang inspired me at LinuxCon 2013 in New Orleans. Planning to watch her keynote again this morning. It’sRead more