Category Archives: programming

Intro to Programming, Fall 2013

This page includes some links we are using in Introduction to Programming (using Python), for fall 2013. The index page for class lessons is here. From that page, you can get to any of our class lessons. We are writing … Continue reading

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Cleaning up a code directory

I am configuring a new laptop, and I want to do it a little more cleanly than my last few migrations to a new machine. Rather than simply copying over all my files, I am being quite selective. As I … Continue reading

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Gittip is About People, not Products

Why “Distributed Genius Grants” is the perfect tagline for Gittip In case you haven’t heard, Gittip is a crowdfunding platform that allows you to make anonymous, recurring donations to people whose work you value. The tagline for Gittip recently changed from … Continue reading

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What really happened at PyCon 2013

We are hearing a lot about what happened at PyCon 2013, but most of what is being passed around tells only a tiny part of what really happened.  Here’s how PyCon went for me this year: The Educator’s Summit:  This … Continue reading

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PyCon’s Code of Conduct: The Next Step

A Brief Response to an Incident at PyCon I’ve been thinking a lot about an incident I witnessed at PyCon, which has received a fair amount of attention. On Sunday I was sitting a few rows behind Adria Richards during … Continue reading

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Lightning Talk: Abolishing the traditional high school structure

Update: You can view the actual talk on YouTube. There is much in public education that works well; more than is often reported in the current political climate.  But there is also much about education that is done poorly.  When … Continue reading

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A Gittip Milestone: $100k per year in distributions

Many people have been watching Gittip, wondering if it will grow to have a significant impact on the open source ecosystem.  Here is an interesting calculation I punched into my phone this morning: $1933.14 x 52 = $100,523.28 Gittip is … Continue reading

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