I'm really excited to see the results of the interview that I did with #TheNewStack.

It turned out great! Even gave some good shoutouts to some communities we're heavily invested in!

https://thenewstack.io/black-python-devs-a-new-affinity-group-with-a-global-reach/

on Fri, 31 May 2024 08:28:00 +0000 🔗

I hope folks in the US remember this #MemorialDay, Since 9/11 - more service members and veterans die by suicide than combat every year.

https://www.npr.org/2021/06/24/1009846329/military-suicides-deaths-mental-health-crisis

I'm a veteran and I struggle with depression and PTSD. I lost one of my brothers-in-arms and groomsmen to drug abuse and suicide. There isn't a week that goes by where I don't think of him; today I write this through tears of guilt.

Do the simple thing ask a service-member how they're doing and how is their mental health.

Me in my military days as a Private First Class

on Mon, 27 May 2024 20:47:10 +0000 🔗

Best of luck to Black Python Devs founding member @felipedemorais_ on his #PyConUS workshop starting in a few minutes!

Wakanda Forever

on Wed, 15 May 2024 16:42:07 +0000 🔗

Nigerian Students learning Python! Join Black Python Devs today to receive one of our 75 free tickets for Pycon Nigeria later in July! More information at - https://blackpythondevs.com/2024-05-03-pycon_ng_2024/]

Black Python Devs x PyCon Nigeria

on Tue, 14 May 2024 20:34:36 +0000 🔗

Been playing Rusty's retirement and I just wish I had steam on my work computer so I can stay engaged with work (and my crops).

https://store.steampowered.com/app/2666510/Rustys_Retirement/

on Tue, 14 May 2024 17:47:52 +0000 🔗

I had a blast on stream today with Jason Lengstorf.

It seems that FastAPI is rather intuitive for Javascript users. I would definitely encourage others to dive right in!

on Thu, 08 Feb 2024 20:35:38 +0000 🔗

Folks in Black Python Devs this month have been crushing it. Tomorrow (Friday 1 Feb 2024), we'll be sharing a selection of some of the accomplishments shared from our community's members in our first newsletter post.

Sign up for a (currently) monthly recap from our community and support our members.

https://buttondown.email/black-python-devs

on Wed, 31 Jan 2024 23:51:01 +0000 🔗

I missed an important point on my short yesterday!

I mentioned that you can convert tasks in a single GitHub issue into their own issue.

Closing that issue also marks that task as complete!

https://youtube.com/shorts/Ri-zdSoQ0Pg?feature=share

on Wed, 31 Jan 2024 20:27:29 +0000 🔗

I was able to get my first PyPI publishing workflow using the trusted publishers workflow really easy...

I'm a fan of good docs so I'll just share their link instead of creating another one.

https://docs.github.com/en/actions/deployment/security-hardening-your-deployments/configuring-openid-connect-in-pypi

One minor thing I that got me is that your repo name is case-sensative so if you're having issues check repo casing.

on Tue, 30 Jan 2024 00:01:05 +0000 🔗

This extension means that I never have to manually open a bunch of files that match a pattern again!

Check out Open Multiple Files

https://youtube.com/shorts/EPDg24VAF0Q

on Tue, 05 Dec 2023 15:41:13 +0000 🔗

My talk from Refactr.Tech is now live on YouTube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ee1DhKMJ_Kg

Listening back I feel like I was a little aggressive, however I'm super happy with the overall vibe of the talk.

I definitely hope to give the talk again in the future.

on Tue, 05 Dec 2023 00:19:11 +0000 🔗

Building projects you don't think anyone uses is way more fun when you have so many people helping! Render Engine had 5 new contributors this month.

Should out to:

I hope to continue improving Render Engine and start providing more examples of be being used in different ways

on Tue, 21 Nov 2023 17:23:25 +0000 🔗

create a pre-release for your project using the gh cli

gh release create <VERSION> --generated-notes -p

the release version of this command is without the p.

on Fri, 17 Nov 2023 02:05:35 +0000 🔗

Reminder that if you're deploying an app with a cli... if you want to be able to python -m call that app... You'll need to add a __main__.py to your project.

on Fri, 17 Nov 2023 01:50:27 +0000 🔗

I wrote a little about my US Conference City Diversity Metric. You can find it on the Black Python Devs Blog - https://blackpythondevs.github.io/2023-11-11-what-is-the-us-conference-city-diversity-metric/

on Sat, 11 Nov 2023 22:05:55 +0000 🔗

The last interview in this DjangoCon perspectives, I sat down in Panda Studios with @AutomationPanda and we talked a bit about the benefits of the conference local to you and the feelings of Keynoting for your hometown crowd!

https://youtu.be/HEC3K2wwJcw

on Thu, 02 Nov 2023 17:11:27 +0000 🔗

In this interview, I chat with my amazing friend Felipe de Morais, CoFounder of AfroPython.

Felipe shares how both Brazilian and US Python communities can learn from one another what it means to see folks that look like you on the stage and around the conference.

https://youtu.be/SY4qxQQM0V4

on Wed, 01 Nov 2023 13:57:22 +0000 🔗

In this interview, I talk with Ryan Cheley who flew across the country to give his first conference talk about contributing to the Django Project for the first time.

Ryan gave a great talk about success, failure, more failure, and more success.

https://youtu.be/WkeRI7LkBeY

on Tue, 31 Oct 2023 11:47:17 +0000 🔗

The second video from the perspectives of #DjangoConUS, I interview Peter Baumgartner, founder of long-time sponsor Lincoln Loop.

We talk about some of the benefits from the sponsor perspective.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRuTYj3g_9E

on Sun, 29 Oct 2023 18:59:14 +0000 🔗

I'm happy to begin sharing some of the perspectives of some folks that I interviewed at #DjangoConUS.

Let's start with the Django Software Foundation President Chaim Kirby who has a fantastic announcement about his plans for next year!! Check it out on the #PythonCommunityNews Youtube Channel!

https://youtu.be/NhVEGqPvoI4

on Thu, 26 Oct 2023 13:47:00 +0000 🔗