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

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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

Adaptive Expertise

In chapter 2 of the book How People Learn, the authors outline six key principles that differentiate experts from novices. Studying experts will not inherently make you an expert in your field, but it can help you frame self-improvement in ways that make your efforts more meaningful. Though these six principles must be integrated and … Continue reading Adaptive Expertise

CLEPyLadies: Baby Steps

Oops! I managed to lock the @CLEPyLadies twitter account last week and am still waiting on the humans to fix this. I'm also still wading my way through html files, getting the website in a workable state. That hasn't been my singular focus, so it's not ready to deploy. HOWEVER... Hoorays! Our live Meetup group … Continue reading CLEPyLadies: Baby Steps

Cleveland, Where My Ladies At?

Tech Ladies, PyLadies, RLadies, DjangoGirls, BlackGirlsCode, WomenWhoCode, Women in Tech... It has been bugging me lately that there are no active women in tech groups near me. Girls Who Code seems to have a presence here, but the local chapter of Women Who Code has had no activity in almost a year. The closest consistently … Continue reading Cleveland, Where My Ladies At?