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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


The Recommend-o-matic Just about a year ago I created and wrote about the resource explorer, the idea being an interface that shows some set of options, and then allows the user to filter down to what they might be looking for. That... Read more

The Open Source Heartbeat As a research software engineer, I want people to ask me for help. I’m hungry for it in fact - collaborating on code gives me personal fulfillment that I’m useful, and needed. I’d venture to say that most of us... Read more

Working From Home My previous forever, and now it’s yours too Wake up. Don’t know what time it is, stopped caring about that a long time ago. Right leg, check. Left leg, where are you? Escaped from under the weighted blanket. He must... Read more

Contribution Graphs for Django In spirit of last month’s Tributors library to make it easy to honor your contributors in a GitHub repository, this weekend I wanted to add a GitHub style contributions graph to a Django application. Although I wound up not using... Read more