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Most of us are not at risking of dying in our everyday work, but it sounds like a good approach for planning worst-…
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Yes! Current is great. I’m sure the majority of views are during the conference.

And as an organiser, it…
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One of the things I’m most impressed with at this year’s is the rate at which videos were posted.

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Something I've been thinking about from yesterday was the point that you are not the experts in your p…
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Yeah, apparently it was an illusion created by my arriving at the wrong point in the time tabling…
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Places where I have applied this tip so far this week:

* Printed signs
* Presentation slides
* My text editor
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Post conference with complicated travel self care: nap, good tea, more nap, ramen, nap, Lego and maybe a bit more n…
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I am very proud of my finishing my Brodies loyalty card! I…
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DAMNIT SEAN.

(I got my first Brodies on Thursday afternoon, which I t…
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I didn't finish my loyalty card. Guess I know where I'm going this weekend. Tagging in…
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It didn't feel right to not have Brodies my last morning in Cardiff, so I wandered over there th…
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Apparently there are no trains from Cardiff to London today, which is going to be fun. Should be OK with just a str…
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hey please do not out me as trans to people who don't know my identity beforehand. it should be up to me to decide…
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day... six? Wait, there is no day 6. That must mean is... over? I don't understand. What…
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there are so many brilliant educators in this field but instead everyone looks up to overconfident white dudes that…
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Today in my ongoing quest to find a python/web dev internship in the London area: I'm sending out my shiny new CV t…
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Can confirm. In American business culture if someone thanks you, anything you say after that minimizes your work is…
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the last time i got such a call i gave the scammer a fake credit card number that nevertheless passed the Luhn chec…
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RT : DM Tip of the Day: People tend to focus on D&D because it is one of the most popular systems out there. But there a…
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I was introduced to (but have not yet played) recently and…
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In which I realise that I maybe organise my life in unusual ways...
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Called the FUCK out by this tweet.
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TY for tweeting this series - I know nothing about Python nor about any other programming lang…
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it would be awesome if all PhD students did this
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reports that the Cardiff City Hall staff *also* find attendees unfailingly nice. And with that, c…
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Tim reports that we now have all but one (which seems to be missing for some reason) we have every single video fro…
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"I had some scripts that were supposed to make process easy but people were really good at finding bugs in that" -…
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"We sprinted on PyPy and fixed bugs and things. Some people were fighting build stuff on Windows. They're heroes. I…
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Now sprint wrap-ups at . First off I told people about the lean coffee. More on that later. We then heard a…
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Untitled (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azf6yzuJt54)
BTW unlike the rest of this isn't recorded, but I think it's a variant of
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These tend to be very hard to keep apart, because there's a kind of gravitational force pulling them together becau…
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If you can maintain this structure, your documentation won't write itself, but by paying attention to this the proc…
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In summary, the four types:

Tutorials: Learning-oriented.
How-to guides: problem-oriented:
Explanation: Understand…
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Explanations are where you can make analogies, and put things into the bigger picture. There should be no instructi…
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[Ed. Despite his claims, I don't think has ever tried reading McGee on Food and Cooking in the bath. If he…
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Explanations are background discussions that clarify and illuminate a particular topic. These are understanding-ori…
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What matters in a reference is structure, consistency, description, and accuracy. The only job is to describe, anyt…
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In contrast, reference documentation is information-oriented. It is information-oriented. It does not tell you how…
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Do not explain anything [in a how to guide] unless absolutely necessary. Offer links, but you do not explain crabs…
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"How-to guides are problem-oriented or task-oriented recipes for how to achieve a particular thing, while tutorials…
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"Tutorials are by far the most important part of the software to get right."

"Tutorials are not to be con…
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It’s weird seeing conference tweets without being there today, but tapping out yesterday was the right time for me.…
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Tutorials must be specific concrete tasks. Tutorials should not explain, it should just show what to do. That's dif…
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The important thing with tutorials is to give people a sense of achievement at every step - they will get bored and…
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Documentation is especially hard because you are not in the room with them, which means that it has to work the sam…
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What you teach people when they are learning something is almost irrelevant. What is important is that they feel co…
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Tutorials are lessons that take the reader through a series of steps to complete a project. Their purpose is to sho…
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A lot of problems with documentation is one not of content but of structure, and the more documentation you write t…
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These must explicitly be kept distinct from each other so that you the author know what you're writing and how it s…
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"There are exactly four things called documentation"

* Tutorial
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There isn't one thing called "documentation"...

"Documentation is how I became a core Django member. It c…
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Apparently felt he didn't do enough work at , so we're getting an impromptu talk from him in Room…
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Apparently are as hungry for lean coffee as they are for the normal kind! We'll be running a third session…
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Just discovered a shop full of board games a short walk from the venue.

Anybody up for a field trip next…
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I'm super glad I'm running this lean coffee. We've had some great discussions this morning, and the format has been…
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We're down in the lower hall (where the pastries and coffee are!) if anyone wants to join.
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Ronan standing in for Mark Shannon "He will be running a sprint on CPython, for those of you who prefer your Python…
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The new gmail is super-obnoxious but I suspect will actually help with my "I replied to this email but only in my h…
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"If you're aware of a certain project and think it's documentation could be improved, you could work on that [in th…
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Shameless plug: Today at I'll be running a lean coffee style structured discussion group for people to tal…
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Good morning day 5! Is everyone hyped and enthus-💤💤💤💤 [Error. Insufficient coffee. Insert Brodies provided…
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This will be my last tweet until after , as a type of Chatham House Rule is in place. Hoping for a seve…
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Yeah, agreed. It's a model that's optimised for twitter as a place for content rather than a place…
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I could see the algorithmic timeline as beneficial for people who follow a lot of people and don't…
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Mostly by reputation. PyCon UK is a fair bit smaller than PyCon US, and it spends an unusually large amou…
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Hearing this today made me so happy!
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And with that, our speaking program is done for the year. Music (and board games and crochet if you want!) tonight,…
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GitHub - alcarney/stylo: Creating Images using a blend of Python and Maths
This was a lightning tour of , which he finished with an animation of pacman.
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's busystem for increasing the number of first time speakers has spread- PyCon Australia is using it - w…
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Lightning talks are sharing of interests, knowledge, things we find funny, they create a shared set of values. They…
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"I said a thing that I thought was funny and some people laughed and I thought oh yes, I like this".

"This led to…
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While the next speaker sets up, is going to flagrantly abuse his power as lightning talk MC and give a ligh…
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PiBorg | Robotics add on boards for use with your Raspberry Pi
"I just want to mention PiBorg (). Their stuff is amazing. Even I can use it, mostly."
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