I know that no one is really going to read this so whatever, but while I’m here I’ll just write something out.
So this page was created trying to play around with this static site generator and APIs and frankly, it was not a smooth as I thought it would be. Anyway, here is the filler content.
First, of course, here is some Hipster Ipsum (https://hipsum.co/).
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These are some communities that have been interesting and helpful for me, some because I’m interested personally, some as a cofounder of Quantierra and some as an engineer or data scientist at my company. I am fortunate that a lot of my interests, as well as a lot of knowledge and skills and technologies I need for my startup, have really welcoming and friendly communities. It really helps to build up skills and confidence in order to tackle harder and more complex projects I have helped build and work on, from something as complex as my company’s softwre to something as one-off as NYC zoning analysis.
Here are some of the programming or data related communities that I have found helpful on Meetup and in person events. I’ll add more as I have time. All the information is pulled from the Meetup API.
- Code Crew - "Coders + Designers + Entrepreneurs = Code Crew!"
- Data Driven NYC - "Data Driven NYC (organized by FirstMark, an early stage venture capital firm in NYC), is a community of tech enthusiasts who are passionate about Big Data, machine learning and AI, data science and data-driven products and businesses, in New York and beyond. The community meets monthly for ~1.5 hours that include both company presentations and informal networking."
- Data Visualization - "Data Visualization New York is one of the largest offline communities of data visualization professionals in the world. We gather designers, statisticians, analysts, programmers, mathematicians, data architects, start-up execs, content specialists, and all kinds of other amazing people from across the industry. We explore the full range of possibilities for how to convert raw data into visible, shareable insights."
- Drupal NYC - "Drupal community meetups and events in NYC and surrounding areas. We meet monthly and share about building and using Drupal sites."
Here are some forums that I have found helpful and just like above, they are open and welcoming to questions and discussions from new people. I find it interesting that all of them are built on Discourse, which itself is an open source project using Ruby on Rails, a framework I am somewhat familiar with and have used before. I’ll add more as I have time.
- Ruby on Rails Discourse
- Hotwire Discourse
- EmberJS Discourse
- Python Discourse
- Jekyll Discourse
- ROM Discourse
- Hanami Discourse
- Jekyll Discourse
- Rubybench Discourse
- Miniprofiler Discourse
- VueJS Discourse
- Meta Discourse
- Codeacademy Discourse
- Ruby Forum Discourse
Here are some of the programming or data related question and answer sites that I have found helpful on Stack Exchange. All the information is pulled from the Stack Exchange API.
- Ask Different - Stack Exchange - "Q&A for power users of Apple hardware and software" - 103
- Ask Ubuntu - Stack Exchange - "Q&A for Ubuntu users and developers" - 101
- Cross Validated - Stack Exchange - "Q&A for people interested in statistics, machine learning, data analysis, data mining, and data visualization" - 101
- Database Administrators - Stack Exchange - "Q&A for database professionals who wish to improve their database skills and learn from others in the community" - 101
- Data Science - Stack Exchange - "Q&A for Data science professionals, Machine Learning specialists, and those interested in learning more about the field" - 101
- Geographic Information Systems - Stack Exchange - "Q&A for cartographers, geographers and GIS professionals" - 127
- Open Source - Stack Exchange - "Q&A for people organizing, marketing or licensing open source development projects" - 101
- Server Fault - Stack Exchange - "Q&A for system and network administrators" - 101
- Stack Overflow - "Q&A for professional and enthusiast programmers" - 4489
- Super User - Stack Exchange - "Q&A for computer enthusiasts and power users" - 101
- Unix and Linux - Stack Exchange - "Q&A for users of Linux, FreeBSD and other Un*x-like operating systems" - 101
- User Experience - Stack Exchange - "Q&A for user experience researchers and experts" - 101
- Web Applications - Stack Exchange - "Q&A for power users of web applications" - 101
- Webmasters - Stack Exchange - "Q&A for pro webmasters" - 101
Here are some Twitter accounts that I found helpful and interesting to follow for programming and data related stuff and see more looking at who Sandip Trivedi. I’ll add more as I have time. All the information is pulled from the Twitter API.
- Aaron Patterson - @tenderlove - "Job: @Shopify Opinions: Mine PGP: 4CE9 1B75 A798 28E8 6B1A A8BB 9531 70BC B4FF AFC6 Switch: SW-6099-0664-6989 Partner: @ebiltwin and cats" - 58.3K
- Avdi Grimm - @avdi - "The boy with the underground spring." - 21.1K
- DHH - @dhh - "Creator of Ruby on Rails, Founder & CTO at Basecamp & HEY, NYT best-selling author, and Le Mans 24h class-winning racing driver." - 436.2K
- Gary Bernhardt - @garybernhardt - "Execute Program (learn programming tools quickly); Destroy All Software (dense programming screencasts); Deconstruct (independent programming conference)" - 41.3K
- Guido van Rossum - @gvanrossum - "Python's BDFL-emeritus, Distinguished Engineer at Microsoft, Computer History Fellow, fully vaccinated. Opinions are my own. He/him." - 237.4K
- Martin Fowler - @martinfowler - "Author, speaker, and general loud mouth on Software Development. Works for ThoughtWorks. Also hikes, watches theater, and plays modern board games" - 321.9K
- Sandi Metz - @sandimetz - "Cyclist, Rubyist, author (http://99bottlesofoop.com and http://poodr.com), obsessive programmer, recalcitrant blogger and the antidote for ambition." - 31.3K
- Sandip Trivedi - @trivedisandip - "Quantierra Cofounder"
- Scott Hanselman - @shanselman - "Code, OSS, STEM, Beyoncé, MSFT, Black Hair, Race, #T1D, @Hanselminutes inclusive podcast! http://youtube.com/shanselman ✌🏼🐹🌮 +TikTok http://heyfriends.io" - 267.4K
- Wes McKinney - @wesmckinn - "CTO + co-founder @voltrondata. @ApacheArrow co-creator / PMC. pandas, @IbisData, @ApacheParquet, "Python for Data Analysis" book. Tweets express my views only" - 53.8K
Since Quantierra is support by investors and funds (like Y Combinator and Venture Souq) that have also invested in other technology startups, their portfolio companies and communities have also been helpful to me.
Let’s end with some Fillerama ipsum with Futurama ipsum (http://fillerama.io/)
There, now he’s trapped in a book I wrote: a crummy world of plot holes and spelling errors!
For example, if you killed your grandfather, you’d cease to exist! I barely knew Philip, but as a clergyman I have no problem telling his most intimate friends all about him. What are you hacking off? Is it my torso?! ‘It is!’ My precious torso!
Ugh, it’s filthy! Why not create a National Endowment for Strip Clubs while we’re at it? Michelle, I don’t regret this, but I both rue and lament it. I love this planet! I’ve got wealth, fame, and access to the depths of sleaze that those things bring.