Today I attended the Joining the Dots visualisation symposium. You can see the slides for my talk about clustering trees here. It was a great event and hope we see more meetings like this in the future. Here is an analysis of the Twitter activity on the #jtdwehi hashtag, thanks to code from Neil Saunders. You can see it on Github. Introduction An analysis of tweets from the Joining the Dots symposium.
Over the weekend I attended PyCon Australia. This was my first time at a purely tech conference and I couldn’t help but compare it to my previous experiences at scientific conferences. DISCLAIMER: Like I said this was my first tech conference and my scientific conference experience is also fairly limited so some of the comments I make might be generalisations that don’t always apply. PyCon started with miniconfs on Friday and continued coding sprints on Monday and Tuesday.