[Numpy-discussion] Taking NumPy in Stride workshop at PyData Barcelona

Gael Varoquaux gael.varoquaux at normalesup.org
Thu Jun 15 03:43:29 EDT 2017


In my experience, there is a lack of deep understanding of numpy works,
and people are happy to learn.


On Thu, Jun 15, 2017 at 09:38:08AM +0200, Jaime Fernández del Río wrote:
> I ended up going to the PyData event in Barcelona last month and running a
> workshop there. The notebook I used can be found here:

> https://github.com/jaimefrio/pydatabcn2017/tree/master/taking_numpy_in_stride

> I was afraid that the content would be too technical, but all the feedback I
> got from attendees was that they very much enjoyed it and want more of this
> deep technical dives into the belly of the beast.

> Of course IRL, contrary to the internet, it is easier to approach someone to
> tell them you like what they presented, than to tell them they suck. So maybe
> this is just a biased illusion, but until proven wrong I am encouraging anyone
> with the knowledge and the opportunity to go ahead and organize a similar
> workshop in any conference they go to.

> Jaime

> P.S. I also got a chance to catch up with Francesc Alted and Travis Oliphant,
> which is always great!
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