Harry and I recently visited Longwood Gardens, a lovely botanical garden.
It was absolutely gorgeous! There were beautiful indoor gardens as well as huge outdoor scenery.
We even took our first selfie there!
Harry was very concerned throughout our selfie-taking process. XD
Having been in Boston a couple of weeks now, I’m back on the Meetup scene.
I met up with PyLadies Boston Tuesday and Boston Python yesterday.
At PyLadies Boston, I got to met a cool software engineer with 20+ years of experience. It gives me hope I might still be in this field years from now.
At Boston Python, I heard this really neat talk from Karen Rudin, a product manager for Quantopian. She presented on her tale of writing a trading algorithm that focused on the presence of women CEOs.
PyLadies Boston and Boston Python are some of my all-time favorite Meetups. While NYC does have its Meetup gems, I really missed these two while I was gone. Definitely check ’em out if you’re in the area!
Yesterday, I went to Jeff Benzaon’s thesis defense. It was my first time spectating a defense live (I watched Sir Rice’s defense virtually), so I was super excited!
Jeff was presenting on Julia, a programming language.
It was a great presentation and I learned neat stuffs. I’m sure I could’ve gotten a lot more out of it I wasn’t such a complete novice at programming language theory.
I don’t think people will adopt some new syntax for a language they already know, but will fully embrace an entirely new language. ~ Jeff
Hope I get to sneak into more of these defenses. They’re super sweet. :D
Last Thursday we went to see Aaron “tenderlove” Patterson give a talk. It was on Rails stuffs and it was very very funny.
Best quote of the night:
I got people to say “tender lovemaking” in professional settings **followed by uncontrollable giggling** ~ Aaron “tenderlove” Patterson
Last night, I went to see Then She Fell. It made me feel super lucky to be in a city with such great immersive theater.
It had great characters, great scenes, and lots of magical moments.
I’m going to illustrate some of those magical moments in my upcoming posts.
First up is a tiny room barely large enough to house a stool.
Roses sprawled everywhere, aggressively colonizing both floor and ceiling.
It was in this room where my adventures began.
2014 has been a conference-filled year. I learned a lot and had great fun.
Here are the conferences I attended. Click for a summary.
Really looking forward to 2015, starting off with PyTennessee and PyCon 2015!
Last Thursday, I went to see Anberlin with Chris and his friends.
I hadn’t listened to them in a while, so hearing their songs again brought back all sorts of memories.
I’ll miss you guys!
[You can see clips of the night’s performance on Yahoo Live]