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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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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My Saturday evening lightning talk

Posted by: barbara | Date: Apr 17, 2013 | Category: PyCon

In which I speak in front of a bajillion people ...

Okay, it was possibly not that many people. Total attendance for PyCon 2013 was around 2500, and the auditorium was pretty packed for Saturday night talks - so it felt like a bajillion.

Katie Cunningham and I taught ...

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Amazing things to do with a Raspberry Pi

Posted by: barbara | Date: Apr 16, 2013 | Category: PyCon

The Raspberry Pi got another mention on Boing Boing last week, promoting a brief sampling of some of the wonderful things you can do with it:

    "Raspberry Pi, the tiny, cheap and hackable computer for children of all ages, may be used as the heart of an ...

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