Posts by Anderson Banihirwe

On Maurice Hilleman

I spent today’s evening listening to The Great Vaccinator episode from Radiolab podcast. This episode is about Maurice Hilleman, an amazing microbiologist who is known today as the father of modern vaccine. Hilleman is credited with having saved more lives than any other scientist because he was responsible for developing more than half of the vaccines (measles, mumps, meningitis, etc…) children receive today.

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Migrating from fastpages to sphinx-based blog

After a few months on fastpages hosted on GitHub pages, all the content I have published on my blog is now being built with sphinx hosted on Github pages. This sphinx-based redesign was inspired by this blog post by Chris Holdgraf. Thank you 🙏🏽, Chris!

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Dizzy - The Sun and Her Scorch: You don’t just hear it, you feel it

Two years ago I stumble upon indie music, and have never looked back since then. Today, I love indie music for how true to the soul it is. One of my favorite indie artists is Dizzy, a Canadian indie alt-pop four-piece band. Dizzy recently released their new record The Sun and Her Scorch. It is so beautiful! My top two songs on this record are:

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A Knitting Weekend with Dash and Python

For the last few months, I’ve become a huge fan of the quiet weekend, the weekend when no plan is the plan, and you are in no hurry at all. I woke up on Saturday morning, and I decided that this weekend was going to be a quiet one. After watching a late morning football game from the English Premier League – yup, I refuse to call it soccer 😀 – I decided to write some code-nothing big, just a few lines of codes to improve my experience with Dash, a tool that I’ve been using for a few months.

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Reflecting on SciPy 2019: My first SciPy, definitely not my last

It’s been a week since SciPy 2019 conference came to a close. I had the pleasure of speaking at SciPy 2019 about interactive supercomputing with Dask and Jupyter. I am so thankful for the chance to speak in the Earth, Ocean, Geo and Atmospheric Science track! Here’s a recording of my talk:

Credit: Karthik Ram: http://inundata.org/talks/sdss

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