Category Archives: public_engagement

Fixing soccer with computational thinking

#ChampionsLeague This game with Liverpool is not for the colour blind, they are all wearing the same colour to me and I don't know which one — I haven't (@witchesvictim) September 16, 2014 This isn’t the first time I’ve heard … Continue reading

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Unit testing tips: diffing PDF files

How do you unit test a piece of code that generates a PDF file? There are a number of interesting answers to this question around the web, including some neat ideas such as: Use something like PIL to convert the PDF … Continue reading

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Scala – just good for Java shops?

Scala talk given at the inaugural Thames Valley Functional Programming Meet-Up. Scala – just good for Java shops? from Sarah Mount

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West Midlands Employment Data

At the Government Open Data Hack Day event organised by James Cattell and Gavin Broughton, Andy Pryke, Christophe Ladroue and I had a go at analysing employment statistics for the West Midlands. In particular we were looking for correlations between employment data and … Continue reading

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#efdhack2012 26th May 2012

This one’s a little different. Python West Midlands is hosting a hackday to kick off a new open source project for a very interesting little charity called Evidence for Development(EfD). EfD wants to help people make better decisions about aid pro… Continue reading

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First Pachube Hackathon #pachubehack

The start of April saw the first Pachube (pronounced “Patch Bay”) hackathon in London, Lancaster, New York, Eindoven, Linz and Zurich. Pachube is doing some very interesting and innovative work quite closely aligned to some of the Internet of Thin… Continue reading

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python-csp Europython round-up

Europython was excellent this year and while the range of talks was very wide, the main themes seemed to be web scripting and web applications, virtual machines and concurrency. Russel Winder gave a keynote on the future of multicore computers and… Continue reading

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