[Dutch Lock Down Day Four Hundred Nine]
I know, I know.
I haven’t even officially started with Cockroach Labs and I’m already nerding out?
Where’s the work life balance?
Where’s the weekend off?
But first the news:
Fair warning: this one is about databases.
Continue reading “Getting Started With CockroachDB”
PyCon Sweden is happening again and they want you to speak!
Thanks to the great response last year, PyCon Sweden is back AGAIN. It will be TWO full days of talks, activities and fun.
The conference is October 31st and November 1st at Munchenbryggeriet in Stockholm. If you are not based in Stockholm, it’s a great time of year to visit!
Early bird tickets are open for sale and you can get any kind of ticket at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pycon-sweden-2019-tickets-64625067316
And how super awesome is it that Shammamah Hossain will be the keynote speaker. She is a McGill University alumnus with a joint degree in physics and computer science. Since June 2018, she has been working at Plotly as the main engineer for the Dash DAQ and Dash Bio libraries.
Last but not least, PyCon Sweden now accepting proposals for talks – please submit your proposal at: https://forms.gle/Bo1VDmcikcJDf85A8
Continue reading “PyCon Sweden 2019 Wants YOU!”
On Saturday, 05 March, I am one of the keynote speakers for Django Girls den Haag.
Hi. My name is Rain Leander. Welcome to Django Girls den Haag. Today I’m going to talk about programming – what it is, why you should do it, what you can do with it. I’m going to tell you my programming story including how I got the job I have now. And I’m going to give you a little programming advice.
First, what IS programming? Ashley Gavin gave a great TEDxNYU talk where she defines computer science as a medium for problem solving and self expression. Just like a dancer will solve a problem or express themselves with movement in space, a programmer uses technology.
But then why should you learn to program? There are so many reasons. Steve Jobs said, “Everyone in this country should learn how to program a computer because it teaches you how to think.” And code.org is putting out some great you-tube videos of “code super stars” saying that everyone should learn to program.
Paraphrased, some of the reasons include:
Continue reading “Change is Terrifying. Do it Anyway.”
And I just now found the video which has been up since June 2 this year by looking for “K Rain Leander” results via images.google.com.
If I search for the same phrase on google.com it doesn’t show on the first page, which is not ideal.
I’m so bored with those previous sentences that I fell asleep.
But if you’re still awake, check out the video after the jump.
Continue reading “So I spoke at PyGrunn”
And the video’s up.
If you listen carefully, you can hear ProsAlpha off camera.