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

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

Design Matters

Let me frontload this by reiterating that I've spent the majority of my adult years as a high school math teacher. We are not typically the first content-area you think of when remembering the most design-savvy of your teachers. My strengths tended to center more on depth of knowledge and adaptability than on beautiful bulletin … Continue reading Design Matters