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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


Longest K Unique Characters Substring Today I want to share a quick antecdote about struggling through deriving an equation for an algorithm. Yes, I’m aware it has label easy. I thought it would be easy too until I started programming it up, and my solution... Read more

Instacart Musings My new favorite game when browsing Instacart for a simple search term like “chickpea.” We demonstrate this example browsing the canned and dried goods sections. The game is based on asking one question, and then observing your own responses and... Read more

Developing for Singularity 3.0 Barriers to entry in the open source development world correspond to how hard it is to get started working on something. This can include any and all of: How hard is it to set up my development environment? How well... Read more

Container Differences An important aspect of using containers in science is reproducibility, but it’s possibly not enough. It’s a good start to package your software and other dependencies in a container, but given that we are also interested in answering a scientific... Read more