PyCon UK 2016

Like the last few years (2013, 2014 and 2015) I’ve been to the PyCon UK 2016. This year, 2016, it was in Cardiff instead of Coventry. Next year, 2017, it will be in Cardiff again.

It was in the City Hall in Cardiff. An excellent location! much bigger (well, some room could have been bigger). […]

Icehack in Cambridge: report

A few weeks ago I mentioned that I was going to attend an Icehack in Cambridge.

This happened yesterday and I had good fun, learnt a few things (about British Antarctic Survey and about IPython-notebook), meet nice people, had enough food for dinner (and, OMG, even fresh fruit besides the mandatory hack-pizza).

Thanks very much […]

Slides benches at #geomob

Two weeks ago I mentioned that I was going to present the Benches app at #geomob London. Now I’m on the #geomob London wall of fame.

The presentation went well! The slides are available online. A few slides need some explanation but you can get the gist of the presentation.

#geomob London: benches

Some time ago I mentioned the Benches app iOS. See that blog post.

This Thursday I’ll speak about it on #geomob London. It’s free to attend.

Also, feel free to re-tweet it.

Where on Mars? and Mendeley documents

As I mentioned in the previous post on a Mendeley hackday we worked with Nicolas Manaud from the project “Where on Mars?” and used CartoDB (and I’ll say once more: CartoDB is very cool).

What did we do? We programmed a Python script (very badly programmed, I am looking at you… the line with an […]

Where on Mars? CartoDB and Mendeley hackday

On the last Mendeley hackday we had an external guest (and Mendeley user): Nicolas Manaud from the project Where on Mars?.

ESA (European Space Agency) will send a rover to Mars. On the webpage “Where on Mars?” it is possible to see areas where the rover might land and visualise the constraints: elevation, latitude (to […]

PyCon UK 2015: very good again

A few weeks ago I went to the PyCon UK, in Coventry. I enjoyed the conference very much again! It was my third year.

Like the last 2 years: it was on my birthday. And now I’m really used to it and I’ll miss not being on my birthday next year. First year that I […]

Crowdcube: Mind the Byte

Un company de confiança d’una llista fa anys que va crear Mind the Byte. És un projecte interessant tot i que jo no estic posat al món del «Drug discovery».

Ara està fent una ronda d’inversió utilitzant Crowdcube el qual no coneixia i em sembla una manera realment interessant d’aconseguir inversors de forma fàcil per […]

New horizons: flyover after 9 years, what a pressure!

Because Mendeley was invited to the New Horizons flyover in Washington D.C. I was reflecting a bit more on probes and sending things to the space from the software engineering point of view.

Be aware that I have no much knowledge about space probes, computers in the space, their development methods, etc.

One of the […]

Workshops and tutorials in a conference

Workshops Months ago I went to the ACCU 2015. I already mentioned ACCU 2015 here in How to name things.

One of the sessions that got my attention was “Talking to the suits”. I planned to go. Then I realized that was a workshop and not a talk… and, deep inside me, I thought… “oh […]