"Balance:" First Beach at La Push, on Washington state's Olympic Peninsula.

Dao De Data, Chapter 1

Critically assess your biases. Publish this analysis biases alongside your data insights. Consider who might want to opt out of a given data application. Strive to empathize with users that resist features and aim to understand why. ...the Tao is found where we would least expect it--not in the strong but in the weak; not … Continue reading Dao De Data, Chapter 1

FunctionalCV on Python 2.7

Though I'm still working on getting a Python 3 branch of SimpleCV together, my Python 2.7 master branch has steadily improved to a (mostly) functional state. I've only been able to get it up & running on my Raspberry Pi, where the PiCam driver does not seem to be recognized by SimpleCV, but all capabilities … Continue reading FunctionalCV on Python 2.7


It wasn't until after I'd submitted the talk proposal to 3 conferences that I realized how big of a chunk I'd bitten off by writing in a computer vision aspect. "Participants will gain insight on impactful mindsets and actionable strategies for more effective professional development - as well as a few starter Computer Vision scripts!" … Continue reading Not-So-SimpleCV

Running Concurrent Jupyter Notebooks

Setting up Before my most recent project, I had already recently updated datalab. However, this is a sequence you'll need to run through if you are new to datalab or have been away for a while. (Source: datalab quickstart <- I recommend running through their checklist directly if you're new to the GCP SDK) In the … Continue reading Running Concurrent Jupyter Notebooks

Django-twilio to the Rescue

Amanda Casari recently gave a remote presentation (via Zoom) at Cleveland PyLadies on the topic of Feature Engineering for count and text data. Since she graciously offered a copy of her book to give away at the meetup, I wanted to put together a fancy little Twilio app to allow livestream viewers to enter. I … Continue reading Django-twilio to the Rescue