Dropbox Saved My Life (work life that is)… – Continuous Deployment

My managing partner requested some honey yield data in preparation for an upcoming Ted Talk in Provincetown on June 30th. I put roughly 10 hours of work into this effort and saved my work products(Excel, CSV, SQLite, and…

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Internet Safety – What To Do About Your Router – Continuous Deployment

Digital hygiene is a subject near and dear to my heart. I use a password manager, change passwords routinely, make them long, difficult and unique, use a VPN on all my devices, and monitor the firmware on my…

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R-ython or PR-ython or ???? – Continuous Deployment

File this story under “It’s about time” but R and Python are preparing to merge forces. Or more specifically, Hadley Wickham and Wes McKinney, the preeminent thought leaders and developers of R and Python respectively, are preparing to…

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Production Ready Python – Laura Stone of Boston DevOps – Continuous Deployment

Threatstack hosted the April meeting of PyLadies Boston. The topic: Production Ready Python. The presenter: Laura Stone, a senior site reliability engineer at Klaviyo and Boston DevOps mover and shaker. The/A Testing Pyramid (“Testing is hard!”). The majority of…

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PyCon 2018 – Rehearsal Session 1 – Continuous Deployment

VMWare Boston graciously hosted (pizza, salad, drinks, excellent location AND they’re hiring!) the April meeting of the Boston Python User Group. With PyCon 2018 upcoming, the meeting was entirely devoted entirely to rehearsals of presentations, of which there were…

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Coming Attractions: Dependency Management – Continuous Deployment

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Upon my introduction to the world of Python programming I became painfully aware of the term “dependency management”. By trial and much error, itself the fruit of exploring the realm of the OSX Terminal application, I broke my…

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What I’m Doing (a new twist) – Continuous Deployment

Since early January of this (2018) year, I’ve worked in database development,  specifically, Filemaker database development. (This in addition to my regular duties of data analysis and research. Admittedly, these latter areas have diminished in lieu of developer…

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Honey DNA – A National Geographic Spread – Continuous Deployment

Honey DNA is used to identify the pollinating habits of bee populations. The concept of adapting DNA analytical techniques to honey samples was pioneered by Noah Wilson-Rich, co-founder and chief scientific officer of The Best Bees Company. This…

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Tools of the Trade – Continuous Deployment

On a typical day, I might spend a few hours working on a prototype for making our beehives better at collecting data. This includes arduinos, raspberry pi’s, breadboards, soldering, Python, etc. Next up: working on a top-down refresh…

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What Makes A Good Scientist? – Continuous Deployment

What makes a good scientist? In my view, intellectual curiosity, attention to detail and perseverance are indispensable qualities in the practice of good science. No less estimable a figure than Thomas Edison sums up the value of perseverance…

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