PhD Completed

It is my pleasure to advise you that on 18 April 2016 the relevant Delegated Authority of the ANU
Colleges of Science confirmed the approval of the award of your degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
Congratulations on this significant achievement.

My thesis is available in the ANU Open access thesis collection:

Two printed copies of my thesis, one for ANU library and one for the CPAS library.

Brenda Moon bound thesis


Kiwi PyCon 2013 – Auckland, New Zealand

Last week I went to Auckland for Kiwi Pycon 2013. I arrived a couple of days early and did some sightseeing with Angus, including a visit to Tangleball hackerspace in Auckland

Had an enjoyable start to the conference at the tutorial sessions on Friday. In the morning I went to Let’s learn twisted run by Aurynn Shaw and then in the afternoon I helped out at Introduction to Data Processing with Python run by Angus Gratton.

As I found at pyconau, the quality of the talks over the weekend was great. They were all recorded and are being published in lots of places:

Based on feedback about my pyconau talk, I redeveloped a similar talk for Kiwi PyCon. At the end of the talk, I didn’t repeat peoples questions so they haven’t been included in the video.

The slides and the IPython notebooks I used are available on GitHub – I’m interested in any feedback people have about the talk or about my workflow.

Pyconau 2013 – Hobart

Enjoying Hobart after pyconau
Enjoying Hobart after pyconau

Last week I had a fantastic time at Pyconau 2013 in Hobart. The videos of the talks are now available on the pyconau youtube channel, including the two Friday mini conferences, Djancon and OpenStack. They are being added to the pyvideo site too:

With the multiple streams of talks, there are lots that I missed and want to watch. Thanks to the organisers for arranging for the video and publishing them so quickly.

Exploring Science on Twitter with IPython Notebook and Python Pandas

I gave a talk about the way I’m using python for my research. Looking up at the large auditorium before my talk was unsettling, but once I started I enjoyed it. I’ve put my slides and the ipython notebooks I used to generate them onto GitHub

I had some interesting discussions with people afterwards. As I say at the beginning of the talk, I’m really happy to hear suggestions of how I can improve how I’m doing things, so please use the comments if you have any suggestions about my workflow or feedback about the talk.