Shows, Events, & All That Jazz

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.


Very cool.

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.

Jeff Bezanson

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.

Best quote:

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 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.