Mike Driscoll: PyDev of the Week: Jessica Garson

This week we welcome Jessica Garson (@jessicagarson) as our PyDev of the Week! Jessica is a developer advocate at Twitter. She also teaches Python at New York University. You can see some of what she’s up to over on Github. Let’s spend some time getting to know her better! Can you tell us a little about yourself (hobbies, education, etc): I’m currently a Developer Advocate at Twitter, where I work to make sure developers have good experiences using the Twitter API. What that means is that I write example code,…

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Mike Driscoll: PyDev of the Week: Hameer Abbasi

This week we welcome Hameer Abbasi as our PyDev of the Week! Hameer works on the PyData Sparse project. You can check out what else Hameer is working on over on Github. Let’s take some time to get to know him better! Can you tell us a little about yourself (hobbies, education, etc): My hobby is, and has been for a while, scientific computing in general, the ecosystem and how to make it better. I’m lucky and grateful to have found a job in that same field, even though my…

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Mike Driscoll: PyDev of the Week: Sebastian Steins

This week we welcome Sebastian Steins (@sebastiansteins) as our PyDev of the Week! Sebastian is the creator of the Pythonic News website. You can find out more about Sebastian by checking out what he’s been up to over on Github. Let’s take a few moments to get to know him better! Can you tell us a little about yourself (hobbies, education, etc): I am a software developer from Germany and live close to the Dutch and Belgian border. The internet emerged when I was in school. I have always been…

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Mike Driscoll: PyDev of the Week: Vuyisile Ndlovu

This week we welcome Vuyisile Ndlovu (@terrameijar) as our PyDev of the Week! Vuyisile is a contributor to Real Python and a Python blogger on his own website. He is also active in the Python community in Africa. You can find out more about Vuyisile on his website or by checking out his Github profile. Let’s take some time to get to know him better! Can you tell us a little about yourself (hobbies, education, etc): I’m a developer from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. I have always been fascinated by computers so…

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Mike Driscoll: Thousands of Scientific Papers May be Invalid Due to Misunderstanding Python

It was recently discovered that several thousand scientific articles could be invalid in their conclusions because scientists did not understand that Python’s glob.glob() does not return sorted results. This is being reported on by Vice, Slashdot and there’s an interesting discussion going on over on Reddit as well. Some are reporting this as a glitch in Python, but glob has never guaranteed that is results were returned sorted. As always, I would recommend reading the documentation closely to fully understand what your code does. It would also be a good…

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