From The Blog

Measuring Repo Community Health with GitHub's API

I'm on record saying that GitHub is your Landing Page and when I think about companies having open source profiles, I think about how many developers will have the first contact with them on GitHub. If it's a code example you're looking for then like it or not, GitHub is considered a search engine by many developers.

With that in mind, I wanted to look at GitHub's Community Health measure of the repositories I'm responsible for. You can view each repo's community page separately through the web interface (look under "Insights") but that's not especially scalable if you have a lot of projects to track.

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From Spreadsheet to Database with ddlgenerator

I've been using some fun open data sets recently but I'm more familiar with databases than with traditional data science formats (this one is CSV). Importing CSV into Postgres is fairly well-established, but you need a table structure to import into ... and I was looking at a CSV with 50 columns (for my post about exoplanets on the Aiven blog). Enter this neat utility: ddlgenerator. Continue reading

Intro to RPi Pico with Mini Memory Game

I am the proud owner of a Raspberry Pi Pico which is a dinky microcontroller from the lovely people at Raspberry Pi. I also have the RGB Pico Keypad Base, because my husband was buying something else from Pimoroni (3D printer filament, more on that another day) and we love them and ... here we are :)

I've tried to write down and link to the stuff I found useful along the way with this project, in case it helps you too. Well, no, really so I can come back to it next time I'm using one of these!

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Talks, Articles, Podcasts, and More

Slides

What to Expect from OpenAPI 3.1


APIDays Paris, December 2020
Slides

Create Delightful Go SDKs from OpenAPI


London Gophers, November 2020
Article

Consistent and Delightful SDKs


Nordic APIs, November 2020
Slides

Beyond the API Reference


APItheDocs, November 2020
Slides

Level Up as an Open Source Contributor


Hacktoberfest, October 2020
Video

Keynote: Playing to Our Strengths


API Specifications Conf, September 2020