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The one on top is a watercolor painting that I made as practice tonight. Original art installation by Jim Hodges at Art Basel 43.

The one on top is a watercolor painting that I made as practice tonight. Original art installation by Jim Hodges at Art Basel 43.

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Little girl inside a floating plastic bubble

Little girl inside a floating plastic bubble

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Pumpkins under the big tent

Pumpkins under the big tent

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Tent of ponies

Tent of ponies

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Near the Stari Grad ferry port on the island of Hvar, Croatia

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Sunset in Split

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jQuery MessageBar: A Top Bar For Notifications

jQuery MessageBar: A Top Bar For Notifications

Last year, Danny and I did a major, major overhaul of the Django Packages website. During this effort, I extracted some of the interesting JS/CSS functionality into freestanding jQuery/JS plugins of their own.

One of the fruits of this effort was a jQuery plugin called MessageBar.

Here’s what it looks like when it shows up on Django Packages:

Screenshot of jQuery MessageBar on Django Packages

jQuery MessageBar on Django Packages

Consider this a…

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5 months ago
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Art Donated to PyCon Philippines

Art Donated to PyCon Philippines

Art Donated to PyCon Philippines

I hand-painted this art print in watercolor, which will be raffled off as a prize at PyCon Philippines 2014. The painting shows the various logging levels, as applied to ice cream.

See a larger photo here.

This was part of Two Scoops Press’ in-kind conference sponsorship package for PyCon Philippines.

Cheers and Congratulations

I can’t even begin to express how thrilled I am about the growth and…

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8 months ago
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Recap: BarCamp Django San Francisco

Recap: BarCamp DJango SF

I’ve been extremely busy over the past month, volunteering after work hours on Django community stuff. Here’s a quick update on one of my recent volunteer projects, BarCamp Django SF.

I was on the organizing committee for BarCamp Django San Francisco. It was one of my favorite tech conferences ever.

The BarCamp Django San Francisco website.

The BarCamp Django San Francisco website.

The event was a 2-day overnight unconference for users…

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So many pumpkins under the flags

So many pumpkins under the flags

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Love these ridged pumpkins

Love these ridged pumpkins

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I sat outside painting reflections until the sun went down and the light completely changed

I sat outside painting reflections until the sun went down and the light completely changed

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Getting off the ferry in Stari Grad, Hvar

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Free Intro to Python Workshop in San Diego on Sat, Sept 20

Free Intro to Python Workshop in San Diego on Sat, Sept 20

I’m co-hosting a free Python programming workshop this weekend. Whether you’ve never coded before or have some coding background, this workshop if for you.

Saturday, September 20, 2014
9:30am-4pm
Ansir Innovation Center, San Diego, CA

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As a woman programmer, I encourage more women to sign up and fill the remaining spaces!

There are still spaces available through Inland Empire Pyladies and San…

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1 month ago
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Cookiecutter Hits 704 Stars on GitHub

Cookiecutter Hits 704 Stars on GitHub

One of my largest open source projects, Cookiecutter, has surpassed the 700-star milestone.

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In case you aren’t familiar with it, Cookiecutter is a utility for generating projects from project templates. It is language-agnostic, and there are boilerplate templates for HTML, JS, C, Python, Django, LaTeX, Common Lisp, and other types of projects.

Development Continues

Slowly but surely, I have been…

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7 months ago
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