We wanted something fun and original for the new logo that would look fantastic both online and in print. After talking to friends, trying to make my own, and never even getting close, I finally found a design firm in Bangkok that could give me exactly what we needed.

Jack, the red panda

It took a few drafts but ultimately we landed on Jack, and I think the results are pretty spectacular; I am so glad I hired a professional.

Last year, I wanted to find a good way to visually demonstrate a way to paint a boolean matrix. Great visualizations make all the difference when it comes to explaining how things work, so I used MatPlotLib, an excellent Python library to show one way to paint a Boolean Matrix.

Pastel Ball Python Snake watercolor by Slaveika Aaladjova
Painting with Python and MatplotLib

Jupyter notebooks are great, but Google Colaboratory (Colab) takes the next level. Colab gives you notebooks that link to the rest of Google’s infrastructure, giving you access to Google’s infrastructure such as their GPUs, TPUs, and Google Drive. This is fantastic, especially if you have large data sets or you want access to a high-end GPU, or TPU.

Back in October of 2018, I wrote a step-by-step guide, in Google Colab, that shows you how to marry Drive data to your Colab Notebooks. If you like Jupyter, you’re going to love Colaboratory.

Andrew Key

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