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

Scrapy on the Fly

I solemnly swear that I am up to social good. At the most recent Cleveland PyLadies meetup, I vowed to learn about web scraping for data science. Though web scraping can be a controversial subject because of the potential for privacy invasion, intellectual property infringement, or other nefarious activities, I do feel that there are … Continue reading Scrapy on the Fly

PyOhio 2018

One of the highlights of getting involved in the Python community has been the enthusiasm and sheer joy in the room at gatherings. While I was looking forward to PyOhio, a free conference held in Columbus last week, I did not know what to expect. Would the talks be over my head? How crowded or … Continue reading PyOhio 2018

ArcGIS Online – What Can You Do With a Free Profile?

It turns out ArcGIS (a GIS package for Python) is $100 a year just for personal use - even for the Online Viewer subscription. Hard pass, thankyouverymuch. You can make a free profile to use their Online map creation service, however you are limited to available layers or must use their paid (or an open-source) … Continue reading ArcGIS Online – What Can You Do With a Free Profile?

Learning from My First Tech Pitch: The One Thing I Did Right

I made a lot of mistakes in my first tech pitch, but I wouldn't change much looking back. The lessons I've learned have been invaluable. Most of these insights will help me improve for the next time I pitch this or another project, but the one thing I did right and will definitely do again … Continue reading Learning from My First Tech Pitch: The One Thing I Did Right