Code

Flame Graphs: Making the Opaque Obvious

With a flame graph style profile of your application, you can spot poor performance hotspots even at a glance
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DevCulture

Open Sourcing Code with Intention

A quick guide to what you need to think about before you open source your code.
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Code · Infrastructure

Slurping Up Excel Data on the Quick: Python, Pandas, and Pickle

If you have very large tables of data imprisoned in a vendor-locked Excel jail, consider setting them free by caching worksheets using Python+Pandas+Pickle.
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Code

Towards a Sustainable Excel

Building Excel Macros With Python, part 3 of a series on reinventing our metadata management environment.
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Team · DevCulture

MPC IT Shark Tank - Cycles 4 & 5 Results!

We closed out 2016 with two more rounds of Shark Tank! Read on for details.
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MPC IT On Tour

Where We'll Be / Where We've Been

2017-09-25
API:World (San Jose, CA)
Attending
2017-08-22
JupyterCon (New York, NY)
Attending
2017-08-16
Edward Tufte Data Visualisation Seminar (Bloomington, MN)
Attending
2017-05-01
MinneWebCon (Minneapolis, MN)
Attending
2017-02-07
Spark Summit East (Boston, MA)
Attending

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About the MPC

The Minnesota Population Center (MPC) is an interdisciplinary research center at the University of Minnesota. As a leading developer and disseminator of some of the world's largest demographic databases, we serve an audience of more than 50,000 researchers, policymakers, journalists, and data scientists around the globe.

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