Public Speaking for Nerds

Posted by: barbara | Date: Jul 21, 2015 | Category: DjangoCon Personal PyCon

I was not born with an abundance of natural self-confidence.

I barely spoke to anyone at the first few conferences I attended. Hallway track? Nah.

Naturally, I was an avowed non-presenter for years. I swore that I was too nervous, too shy. I could never do it. I'd leave it ...

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Young Coders at PyCon 2015

Posted by: bshaurette | Date: May 01, 2015 | Category: CS Education PyCon Python

2015 was my third year teaching this class at PyCon, alongside Katie Cunningham. It feels like we've been doing it so much longer, doesn't it?

This year, as last, Young Coders ran for two days - on the Saturday of the conference, we offered the class in ...

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Customizing a Django RSS Feed

Posted by: bshaurette | Date: Mar 09, 2015 | Category: Django 1.3

The Framework: Django 1.3 (not my choice!)

The Mission: Create an RSS feed that includes an extra field for full story content, plus a few additional fields for images

I know. It's 2015 and we're still on 1.3. But the changes to Django syndication since 1.3 haven't been that dramatic, ...

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PyCon 2014

Posted by: bshaurette | Date: Apr 27, 2014 | Category: PyCon Python

I just want to pop in here briefly and let everyone know that PyCon 2014 went well! It's a few weeks in the past already, but I've been busy with a lot of follow-up projects ever since I got back.

A few people remarked - and I agree - ...

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A computer science classroom project without a name

Posted by: barbara | Date: Sep 17, 2013 | Category: CS Education

A little over a month ago now, just as the new school year was about to begin, I had the privilege of attending a meeting of the local chapter of Computer Science Teachers Association here in Austin. I didn't really have any plans - my goal was just ...

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