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

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Quick Tip: Twilio Trial

Here's a quick tip that should ease that little voice in your head wondering if your users will be able to tell that SMS came from an online service, an uncertainty only relevant to those with a trial account on Twilio. You know that little preamble that says "Sent from your Twilio trial account?" Fret … Continue reading Quick Tip: Twilio Trial

Raspberry Hi

I recently turned in my last assignment of graduate school and finally found myself with time to get back to projects and tinkering. My boyfriend gave me an ASUS netbook a while back. His best guess is that it's somewhere between 10 and 15 years old, so he isn't going to be upset if I … Continue reading Raspberry Hi

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

GiveCamp2018

Over the weekend, I volunteered at an event called Cleveland Give Camp. I would consider this my second social-impact hackathon, though it had a very different dynamic from GiveBackHackCLE. While the focus of Give Back Hack was on spontaneity and inspiration to drive individuals to pitch ideas for development or join in others' efforts, Give … Continue reading GiveCamp2018