Basic Python for Data Processing Workshop

I’ll be running a workshop at the European ODSC this 8th of June. The objective of the session is to provide some basic understanding of Python as a language to be used for data processing. Python syntax is very readable and easy to work with, and its rich ecosystem of libraries makes it one of the most popular programming languages in the World. We will see some common tools and characteristics of Python that are basic to analyze data, like how to import data from files and to generate results in multiple… Read More

Got interviewed as PyDev of the Week!

I got interviewed as part of Mike Driscoll’s PyDev of the week series. You can check the interview here

Podcast Wrong Side of Life

I started a new podcast with Sana Khan (@LegalSana_Khan and http://sanakhanwrites.com/), talking about things that interest us, like society stuff, tech, laws, movies… We recorded already a few episodes, so perhaps you want to take a look. You can listen to it in http://wrongsideoflife.com It’s also available in Apple Podcasts, Spotify and you can search it directly in common podcast applications like Overcast or Castro.

Colourful iMacs again

I really love the new iMacs. The design looks amazing and it reintroduced something long missing in Apple computers. Vibrant colours I’ll be waiting to the “big” iMac (the current-27 inches size) which I suspect will be renamed as iMac Pro or iMac Plus to get clarity in the product line. The rest of introduced details are what you’ll expect on this iteration: Apple Silicon, still M1 chip. Probably a new chip will be presented in Autumn, likely after the introduction of the new iPhone. The Apple Silicon appears to have two… Read More

macOS, Apple’s core

These days mark the 20th anniversary of Mac OS X, later renamed as macOS. Really the underlaying tech is the same, but the naming allows them to move past 10.X into other unexplored territories. There’s a lot of talk these days about Macs, specially after the introduction of Apple Silicon, which certainly is an exciting move. There was some years where there was debate over the tech world on whether Apple should drop the Macs and focus on iPads or iPhones. Because the old Personal Computer paradigm is dead, right? Nonsense. While… Read More

PyLadies Architecture Talk

I gave last November an online talk (at 2020 demands) in the PyLadies Dublin about the general software architecture that we are using in one of the projects that I’m working on, a proctoring tool for online exams. It’s on the minute 26 go the video, the other talks are also quite interesting. (the talk is directly accessible by the URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIY-Z7daEG0&t=26m10s ) Hope you like it!

The price of a bad connection when working from home

I wrote a guest post in the B2beematch blog, about some of the challenges in working remotely regarding connectivity. The COVID-19 pandemics have greatly impacted our life’s, and people lucky enough to be able to work from home face a big challenge in remaining productive in dire times. I tried to go on some of the elements that impact in the connectivity and network capacities to remain online, which is crucial on remote working. You can check the post here.

2nd Edition for Python Automation Cookbook now available!

Good news everyone! There’s a new edition of the Python Automation Cookbook! A great way of improving your Python skills for practical tasks! As the first edition, it’s aimed to people that already know a bit of Python (not necessarily developers). It describes how to automate common tasks. Things like work with different kind of documents, generating graphs, sending emails, text messages… You can check the whole table of contents for more details. It’s written in the cookbook format, so it’s a collection of recipes to read and reference independently. There are… Read More

Brexit

I know politics is not the usual subject in this blog, but I want to make an exception. We are right now at 31st of January 2020, the day the United Kingdom leaves the EU. A bit of background first: I am a Spaniard that has been living in Ireland for the last 10 years. I’ve always been influenced by British culture, I guess through music and literature, and at some point I was considering moving to the UK for work. When I read the results of the referendum, back in 2016,… Read More

Interviewed about microservices

I got interviewed about Microservice and talk a bit about my last book, Hands-on Docker for Microservices with Python. I was an interesting view on what are the most important areas of Microservices and when migrating from Monolith architecture is a good idea. And also talking about related tools like Python, Docker or Kubernetes. Check it the interview here.