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How to be a great code sprinter

written by Eric J. Ma on 2019-07-29 | tags: software development sprint code sprint open source community community development

Post-PyCon, I detail some of my thoughts on how one can productively participate in a code sprint as a participant.

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PyViz Panel Apps

written by Eric J. Ma on 2019-07-26 | tags: data science data products app deployment

The key things I learned building my first Panel app: prototype in the notebook, use .servable() on the thing to serve up, test locally, and use Heroku!

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T-distributed likelihoods are kind of neat

written by Eric J. Ma on 2019-07-23 | tags: data science statistics distributions

It’s mainly because they are the generalization of two distributions, the Cauchy and Gaussian. Come learn more!

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How to lead a great code sprint

written by Eric J. Ma on 2019-07-21 | tags: software development sprint code sprint open source community community development

How can we, as sprint leaders, lead an effective sprint? I share some thoughts, having led a 2nd pyjanitor sprint at SciPy.

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SciPy 2019 Post-Conference

written by Eric J. Ma on 2019-07-15 | tags: conference scipy2019 data science

Some thoughts post SciPy 2019 - it was overall a productive and fun conference!

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Order of magnitude is more than accurate enough

written by Eric J. Ma on 2019-07-07 | tags: data science estimation statistics

Or, how thinking less precisely and more accurately can be a helpful thing in data science.

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SciPy 2019 Pre-Conference

written by Eric J. Ma on 2019-07-07 | tags: conferences scipy2019

Looking forward to another fun year at the SciPy conference!

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Bone Marrow Donations

written by Eric J. Ma on 2019-06-30 | tags: personal charity leukemia donations blood donation community service

After hearing that a friend was diagnosed with leukemia, I detailed a reminder to myself and all of us to register as bone marrow donors.

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Graphs and Matrices

written by Eric J. Ma on 2019-06-15 | tags: graphs network science data science

The connection between graphs and linear algebra is profound and deep. I learned that lesson yet again. Come read more about it!

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Mobile Working on the iPad

written by Eric J. Ma on 2019-06-14 | tags: productivity mobile

How I use my iPad as a mobile working station, and the pros and cons compared to a regular laptop.

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