Where Have All The Women Gone?

Posted by: barbara | Date: Jul 10, 2012 | Category: Girl Geeks

I've worked in technology for over a decade, and for most of those years, in most of those jobs, I worked with more than my fair share of other women. Maybe I've just been lucky?

My very first code job was at a game company in Berkeley. I worked in ...

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Goal Setting for Regular People

Posted by: barbara | Date: Jul 03, 2012 | Category: Personal

I've been writing code for a little over a decade now, and have spent the last four years of that time working for the same company. Lately I've been feeling more than a little restless. It could be frustration with the current project, boredom after the long term with my ...

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Solved Problem: A Story About Big Data in a Little Space

Posted by: barbara | Date: Jul 02, 2012 | Category:

As part of the API project for this iPad app I'm working on, we have to pull down, filter and ingest thousands of Gb of song data from a major music information source. This data is offered to commercial partners in two formats - a relational database or a collection ...

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MS Excel and Python's csv module

Posted by: barbara | Date: Jun 29, 2012 | Category:

You may have noticed that I haven't posted in quite a while. Almost a year ago I started on some API work for an upcoming iPad app for a recording artist that has taken most of my focus and left me with not much time to participate in other projects. ...

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Managing mp3 Files with eyeD3

Posted by: barbara | Date: Oct 12, 2011 | Category: Python

I'm more than a little bit OCD when it comes to managing my music collection. It's huge, and I like to keep the files named with a certain pattern so that when I look at the archive I can see, at a glance, what I have without having to open ...

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