I just got back from Nashville and I gotta say, PyTennesee was AWESOME!
My first day started with Lars giving amazing electric bassoon performances accompanying his talk ‘The Well Tempered API’.
The day ended with Ed Finkler giving a really poignant talk on mental health. He mentioned taking a Mental Health First Aid course to help the people around you, which I’m definitely gonna take.
Day two started with Chris Fonnesbeck giving a talk on the importance of statistics. It made me feel like I didn’t take enough math in school and ought to catch up. Time to crack open some books!
I also gave my talk ‘3D Print Anything with the Blender API’ and hopefully inspired people to give Blender a try. As I’ve mentioned, all the code from my talk (like creating glasses and lampshades) are on my GitHub.
<3 BlenderOverall, I had a great time at the conference. Also, I felt like I got the Nashville experience, from all the country music at the airport to the famous hot chicken at Emma’s after party.Special thanks to Carrol, May, and Bono for shuttling me everywhere, and to all the organizers of the conferences.
Man, I think it’s been years since I drew fan art. Enjoy!
<3 Harvest Moon
Come check out these prints up close after my ‘3D Print Anything with the Blender API‘ talk!
I’m so excited!
I went to the Emacs NYC Meetup and meet up with Jay.
He gave an impromptu lecture on how the theory of relational databases connected with quantum physics.
Man, it’s so great talkin’ with him.
Best quote of the night:
I met Feynman only once, and we talked about solar sailing all night. ~Jay
He also has a lecture up on Vimeo. Check it out!
On Friday we went to watch LL play in a squash tournament.
We brought posters of Dylan, her family pet, for cheering.
LL smoked the competition.
Although she may deny it, I think the Dylan posters provided invaluable support. :P
Last night, we went to see Sandi Metz’s “Nothing is Something” talk.
It was SOOOO GOOOD.
I was really impressed by her skills to really illuminate the subject.
At the end of the night, Harry and I got her stickers for our sticker collection.
Hope to see her soon! She also has a new book comin’ out: 99 Bottles of OOP. We’re definitely signing up for the book’s mailing list!
Just something to remind me how nice it is to draw sometimes despite being super busy.