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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


Exploring MongoDB on HPC This last weekend it was reported that over 7 million Venmo transactions had been openly available, and they were scraped by a computer science student. And he put them on GitHub. This wasn’t the first time - last year another... Read more

Singularity Compose: Alpha Since I started working with Singularity in early 2016, I’ve wanted to create an orchestration tool for it. I knew it would be a long time coming, because not only did we need to be able to stop and start... Read more

GitHub Organization Search If you maintain or belong to a GitHub organization, it can be hard to find things. Let’s use my example. I was developing a Community Template for the US Research Software Engineers (US-RSE) community, and specifically, I imagined some future... Read more

The Changing Open Source Landscape This is a discussion about the changing open source landscape, from the perspective of an open source software engineer. For quick takeaways, see the overview below. You can also listen to an informal (shortened) audio version via SoundCloud. I recommend... Read more