Resolutions for the New Year


January 21, 2018

Well, it’s 2018 and it’s been two years since I last made an update to my blog. I originally published it to test out Jekyll and to put something basic on my personal domain. I was working with Ruby on Rails at the time and Jekyll seemed the natural choice.

In the intervening time, my work has shifted and we are more and more aligning on standardizing our entire stack to be Python based (the advantages of which, I will expound upon in another post). With that has come a desire to teach more of my colleagues (particularly those not directly involved in programming) to take advantage of Python in their work. Data analysts can leverage it for data science and predictive analytics work and back-office folks like our accountants and financial analysts can leverage it for task automation.

I’ve also been getting requests from some friends and family to teach them a bit of programming and Python seems like a natural choice for beginners. With that in mind, I’ve made it my New Year’s resolution to teach as many people as possible this year to program.

I’m rebooting my blog to post helpful resources and connect with folks interested in learning and that means giving my site a much needed boost of new energy. I’ve rebuilt it from the ground up in Pelican so that it’ll be in Python as well.

Here’s to 2018, the year of Python!