This month is a bit mappy.
This was a busy month, reading-wise, and also in terms of book discovery! I started a fediverse account for my reading endeavours, at scifi.fyi, so if you want to read more about what I'm reading and how I'm dealing with my reading list, feel free to follow me there (just make sure to introduce yourselves if we haven't talked about books before).
I usually only do writeups for conference talks I attend in person – it's what helps me focus on the speaker and the talk. But I found myself with these notes after watching the recording of Andrew's talk from PyCon Israel 2018, so with his permission I'm releasing the notes, in the hopes that it makes this important talk more accessible.
In July, I was on vacation in Scotland, which was brilliant. It also left me a lot of time to read and explore local book stores. Lots of good science fiction this month! I also culled my reading list by restricting it to one book per author (and then expanded it again, due to said visits to Scottish book stores). Oh, and due to this brilliant book award for alternate history.
Martin Christen is a professor of Geoinformatics and Computer Graphics at the Institute of Geomatics at the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW).
What is geo data? There are some standards, but the most important thing is that it has associations with gographical data (on earth for now). There are popular GIS, for example ArcGIS (ESRI) and QGIS, both of which can be used via Python. But today we'll talk about how to manipulate, analyze, and present geodata using Python.
Mark Smith has been a Python developer & trainer for 18 years and is now trying out Developer Relations to see how that feels.
Functions are normally taught early on, because curricula want to go through with the basics fast, so the details get lost at first, and sometimes you never catch up with them.
Stefan Behnel is a core developer of Cython and lxml.
The Python data ecosystem consists out of NumPy to integrate data, and Cython to integrate code.
Nick Radcliffe is running Stochastic Solutions, and is an organiser of PyData Edinburgh, and was taught Quantum Field Theory by Higgs.
If you've heard anything about Quantum Computing, then you've probably heard that if Quantum Computing is possible, then SSL and encryption is in trouble. This is not sure, not proven, but this is how it goes:
Assorted Links is now a staple in my blog – let's see what kinds of funny, weird, educational, cool stuff I came across last month. (Well, ok, to be honest: During the current month in my backlog.)
The current month's experiment: I'll put the number of requests my ublock plugin blocked on the page linked behind every url.