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How I Followed my Heart, Conquered Fear and Became a Public Speaker

Posted by Mridu Bhatnagar on Wed 04 September 2019 in Learning • Tagged with public speaking, meetups, community, imposter syndrome, talks, soft skills • 6 min read

In this guest post Mridu shares with us how she got into public speaking, conquering fear and imposter syndrome. What did she learn? And what does she recommend for people starting out? Let's hear from Mridu!


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How to Cleanup S3 Objects and Unittest it

Posted by Giuseppe Cunsolo on Mon 02 September 2019 in Testing • Tagged with AWS, S3, freezegun, moto, boto3, testing, APIs, paginator, mock • 2 min read

In this guest post Giuseppe shares what he learned having to cleanup a large number of objects in an S3 bucket. He introduces us to some boto3 as well as moto and freezegun he used to test his code. Enter Giuseppe ...


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Code Challenge 63 - Automatically Generate Blog Featured Images

Posted by PyBites on Mon 02 September 2019 in Challenge • Tagged with code challenge, challenges, web scraping, images, selenium, automation, material design, file handling, zipfile • 3 min read

Hey Pythonistas, in this new blog code challenge you are going to use selenium to automatically generate some cool featured images for PyBites. Have fun!


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PyCon Australia 2019

Posted by Julian on Mon 05 August 2019 in PyCon • Tagged with conference, pycon, learning, community, networking • 6 min read

PyCon Australia 2019 was bigger and better than I could have imagined. Here are my takeaways.


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Code Challenge 62 - Women @ Pycon ES

Posted by PyBites on Fri 12 July 2019 in Challenge • Tagged with code challenge, challenges, web scraping, data analysis, pycon, API, Python Alicante, PyDay, community • 3 min read

Hey Pythonistas, in this special live Alicante PyDay challenge you will analyze Pycon speaker data, do we see more women going on stage? Enjoy!


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Watermarking photos? "I can do that in Python!"

Posted by Anthony Lister on Mon 24 June 2019 in Concepts • Tagged with pillow, images, png, jpg, resize, watermarking, image manipulation, PIL • 16 min read

My wife is setting up a business from home and wanted to protect photos of her work submitted to social media sites and the web in general. "I can do that using Python!", I exclaimed, thinking I had seen a tutorial showing how ages ago. Laptop open, I set to work and found my bookmarked tutorial. It was using OpenCV2 and even after ~70 odd days of my #100DaysOfCode journey, I didn't really understand it well enough to configure it myself if I had to make changes. (OpenCV is on my list of things to do after my #100Days). I remembered reading about Pillow, or PIL as it is sometimes known, and started to read the docs for it. Challenge to myself accepted!


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The First Step in Contributing to Open Source Projects

Posted by Marc Falzon on Thu 20 June 2019 in Learning • Tagged with guest, learning, open source • 4 min read

Have you ever wanted to contribute to open source but weren't sure how to get started? Marc found himself in just that situation. Sometimes it all comes down to taking that first step.


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Why whiteboard interviews suck and what we’re doing about it.

Posted by Julian on Wed 05 June 2019 in CodeChallenges • Tagged with CodeChallenges, platform, whiteboard interviews, exercises, recruiting, recruitment • 5 min read

Whiteboard Interviews are a thing of a past. Introducing the CodeChallenges Recruiting Tier. Time to interview for programming roles the right way.


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How to Create and Serve Zipfiles from Django

Posted by Bob on Wed 08 May 2019 in Django • Tagged with Django, zipfile, snippets, archive, response, request, admin, DB, sqlite3, migrations, virtualenv • 6 min read

We added support to our platfom for bulk downloading of all your code submissions. This feature required creating and serving up zipfiles through Django. In this article I show you how to do it creating a simple Django app collecting code snippets through the admin interface, and serving them up in a zipfile via a download endpoint. Let's dive straight in ...


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PyBites Twitter Digest - Issue 04, 2019

Posted by PyBites on Sun 07 April 2019 in Digest • Tagged with twitter, news, pybites, vs code, podcast, pycon, django, raspberry pi, computer vision, Flask, data science, resources, vim • 2 min read

Every weekend we share a curated list of 15 cool things (mostly Python) that we found / tweeted throughout the week.


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