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This is a long form podcast about Python and the people who make it great. We conduct interviews about projects and topics that are of particular interest to people in the Python community.

This is a long form podcast about Python and the people who make it great. We conduct interviews about projects and topics that are of particular interest to people in the Python community.
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This is a long form podcast about Python and the people who make it great. We conduct interviews about projects and topics that are of particular interest to people in the Python community.

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English


Episodes

Understanding Machine Learning Through Visualizations with Benjamin Bengfort and Rebecca Bilbro

6/17/2018
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Machine learning models are often inscrutable and it can be difficult to know whether you are making progress. To improve feedback and speed up iteration cycles Benjamin Bengfort and Rebecca Bilbro built Yellowbrick to easily generate visualizations of model performance. In this episode they explain how to use Yellowbrick in the process of building a machine learning project, how it aids in understanding how different parameters impact the outcome, and the improved understanding among...

Duration:00:55:28

Modern Database Clients On The Command Line with Amjith Ramanujam

6/10/2018
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The command line is a powerful and resilient interface for getting work done, but the user experience is often lacking. This can be especially pronounced in database clients because of the amount of information being transferred and examined. To help improve the utility of these interfaces Amjith Ramanujam built PGCLI, quickly followed by MyCLI with the Prompt Toolkit library. In this episode he describes his motivation for building these projects, how their popularity led him to create...

Duration:00:29:38

Pandas Extension Arrays with Tom Augspurger

6/3/2018
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Pandas is a swiss army knife for data processing in Python but it has long been difficult to customize. In the latest release there is now an extension interface for adding custom data types with namespaced APIs. This allows for building and combining domain specific use cases and alternative storage mechanisms. In this episode Tom Augspurger describes how the new ExtensionArray works, how it came to be, and how you can start building your own extensions today.

Duration:00:32:35

Making A Difference Through Software With Eric Schles

5/26/2018
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Software development is a skill that can create value and reduce drudgery in a wide variety of contexts. Sometimes the causes that are most in need of software expertise are also the least able to pay for it. By volunteering our time and abilities to causes that we believe in, we can help make a tangible difference in the world. In this episode Eric Schles describes his experiences working on social justice initiatives and the types of work that proved to be the most helpful to the groups...

Duration:00:52:08

Asking Questions From Data Using Active Learning with Tivadar Danka

5/20/2018
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One of the challenges of machine learning is obtaining large enough volumes of well labelled data. An approach to mitigate the effort required for labelling data sets is active learning, in which outliers are identified and labelled by domain experts. In this episode Tivadar Danka describes how he built modAL to bring active learning to bioinformatics. He is using it for doing human in the loop training of models to detect cell phenotypes with massive unlabelled datasets. He explains how...

Duration:00:32:40

Exploring Color Theory In Python With Thomas Mansencal - Episode 160

5/6/2018
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We take it for granted every day, but creating and displaying vivid colors in our digital media is a complicated and often difficult process. There are different ways to represent color, the ways in which they are displayed can cause them to look different, and translating between systems can cause losses of information. To simplify the process of working with color information in code Thomas Mansencal wrote the Colour project. In this episode we discuss his motiviation for creating and...

Duration:01:14:41

Destroy All Software With Gary Bernhardt - Episode 159

4/29/2018
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Many developers enter the market from backgrounds that don't involve a computer science degree, which can lead to blind spots of how to approach certain types of problems. Gary Bernhardt produces screen casts and articles that aim to teach these principles with code to make them approachable and easy to understand. In this episode Gary discusses his views on the state of software education, both in academia and bootcamps, the theoretical concepts that he finds most useful in his work, and...

Duration:01:12:36

Scaling Deep Learning Using Polyaxon with Mourad Mourafiq - Episode 158

4/22/2018
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With libraries such as Tensorflow, PyTorch, scikit-learn, and MXNet being released it is easier than ever to start a deep learning project. Unfortunately, it is still difficult to manage scaling and reproduction of training for these projects. Mourad Mourafiq built Polyaxon on top of Kubernetes to address this shortcoming. In this episode he shares his reasons for starting the project, how it works, and how you can start using it today.

Duration:00:35:05

Electricity Map: Real Time Visibility of Power Generation with Olivier Corradi - Episode 157

4/14/2018
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One of the biggest issues facing us is the availability of sustainable energy sources. As individuals and energy consumers it is often difficult to understand how we can make informed choices about energy use to reduce our impact on the environment. Electricity Map is a project that provides up to date and historical information about the balance of how the energy we are using is being produced. In this episode Olivier Corradi discusses his motivation for creating Electricity Map, how it...

Duration:00:52:55

Building And Growing Nylas with Christine Spang - Episode 156

4/8/2018
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Email is one of the oldest methods of communication that is still in use on the internet today. Despite many attempts at building a replacement and predictions of its demise we are sending more email now than ever. Recognizing that the venerable inbox is still an important repository of information, Christine Spang co-founded Nylas to integrate your mail with the rest of your tools, rather than just replacing it. In this episode Christine discusses how Nylas is built, how it is being used,...

Duration:00:35:23