## Epic Munchkin Save

More than nine years after my Epic Munchkin Win, today I made an epic Munchkin save. My Level 9 opponent kicked open the door and found a Level 2 Monster Under the Bed, which was +2 against him for being a Dwarf, for a total of 4. Fighting at Level 25, my opponent was winning …

## Public service announcement

Hey, everybody!  Please don’t leave these lying around in the street: And if you see them in the street, please pick them up.  Thank you!

On June 13 at Olin College, Sanjoy Mahajan and I are offering a workshop for college instructors interested in teaching Bayesian statistics to undergrads.  More information about this and the other workshops is here.  Here’s the description: Bayesian Statistics for Undergraduates Bayesian statistics is a powerful approach to problems involving probability, to making and judging statistical …

## Epic Munchkin Win!

So, there I was, on Level 8, equipped with my Boots of Butt-Kicking, Gentleman’s Club, Really Impressive Title, fetching Leather Armor, and a Rat on a Stick.  Add it up, I’m fighting at Level 18. I kick in the door, and what do my wondering eyes behold?  An Undead Horse! No problem, I say. I …

## Concurrent Programming at Tufts

Yesterday I visited my friend and former colleague, Mark Sheldon, who is now teaching computer science at Tufts University, and I sat in on his concurrent programming class.  Four teams presented their final projects, which I thought were excellent: the teams came up with interesting and diverse topics.  And in the four presentations I saw, …

## Think Python 2nd edition

The second edition of Think Python is in production now, and I just got the final draft of the cover: And that reminds me to answer a question I get a lot: do you get to choose the animal on the cover?  The short answer is no.  When I worked on my first O’Reilly book …

## Think OS and eduScrum

I am teaching Software Systems this fall, which is an introduction to operating systems and C programming, with a splash of networks and databases.  Last time I taught it, I started work on a new textbook, called Think OS, to address some of the problems I ran into: Most Operating Systems classes, and the books …

## Think Python 2e

I am hard at work on the second edition of Think Python.  The current draft is up now at thinkpython2.com New features include: Python 3!  The first edition is mostly Python 2, with notes about some of the differences in Python 3.  The second edition is the other way around: all Python 3, with a …

## Report from SciPy 2015

Last week I was in Austin, TX for SciPy 2015. On Monday afternoon I sat in on a tutorial on multibody dynamics using SymPy, lead by Jason Moore and Jim Crist.  I learned a ton. Tuesday I ran my tutorial, Computational Statistics I, then sat in on Chris Fonnnesbeck’s Computational Statistics II.  Here’s an action shot from …

## Bayesian Data Science workshops starting July 22

This summer I am offering a series of workshops on Bayesian statistics.  The first workshop, based on the tutorial I taught at PyCon, will be offered July 22 and August 10.  Then on August 18 I am rolling out a new workshop with more advanced material. This web page has more details about the workshop. …