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Hi, I'm VanessaSaurus, a Software Engineer.
Building tools, containers, and cloudy things, with a penchant for Python and parsnips. -- about me


Working in a National Lab vs. Academia Whether you are a graduate student thinking of your first job, or a veteran wondering about the grass on the other side, you might have asked the question: What’s it like to be a research software engineer in a national... Read more

My First Logic Program Today I decided I wanted to write my first logic program. What the heck is a logic program, or (more appropriately) Answer Set Programming (ASP)? Let’s dive in! What is Answer Set Programming? When you use a package manager, how... Read more

The Chonker Awards How chonky are your repositories and files on GitHub? I have almost 600 repositories at this point, and I was genuinely curious. Could I put together a quick interface to find the chonkiest of the chonks across my GitHub code?... Read more

A New Year At the end of this month, I’m going to be leaving Stanford University, where I’ve been a student and then staff for almost ten years now. In this post, I’d like to reflect on the latter of those two, my... Read more