projects

Vincent D. Warmerdam

I try to be appreciative of all the open source software out there. Here’s a list of projects that I have been active in setting up to give back.

Services

drawdata.xyz

Drawdata is a simple tool that allows you to draw you data and then download it.

dearme.email

Dearme is a simple email server that will send back emails. Useful for reflection.

calmcode.io

This is a repository for educational content that really tries to push against the skill anxiety by offering calm videos and code snippets. It is in part inspired by teach tech together and fast.ai. The content is available for free.

It’s a second blog for me and I figured this type of content is best served using a slighty different medium. I made this choice in part because it keeps this blog focussed but also because I really like the idea of creating an alternative to datacamp in my spare time.

thismonth.rocks

This is a website with inspiring ideas of things to start doing this month. A lot of the suggestions are for hobbies. It was created during the corona pandemic. The website is also fully collaborative. Everybody can add ideas to the website.

Open Source

rasa

This one is cheating since it is my employer. That said, I am happy to contribute to it. Natural language is both interesting and unsolved.

skedulord

Skedulord makes cron a bit more use-able by logging the jobs predictably, helping you find find broken jobs and adding a retry mechanic. It’s minimal and cli-focussed. The docs feature awesome animations.


evol

Evol is a tool that makes writing evolutionary heuristics fun again. It makes sure that you keep the code clean and that the user optimises for joy. I started this project together with Rogier van der Geer.

scikit-lego

Scikit-Lego is an opinionated package that contains lego bricks that you can use in your scikit-learn projects. Together with Matthijs Brouns I started this project to make it easier for us to teach people how to contribute to open source. We ended up creating an library with utilities for the pydata stack that adresses some artificial stupidity issues. It has been confirmed that companies are using parts in production as well.

whatlies

While working at Rasa I saw an opportunity to make a tool that made visualisations of word embeddings easier. We decided it was best that I open sourced it. It is spaCy compatible and makes it fun to explore word embeddings.

Community

pydata

I’ve been a co-founder and chair of PyData Amsterdam. I’ve helped set up some sattelite events in other cities as well. It’s a cool meetup and a great conference. When we started there was a shortage of events where there were accessible yet technical in the field of data science. I’m still around but am no longer formally in the comittee.

spaCy

I’ve been wanting to learn the tool for a while so when Matt and Ines asked if I wanted to help out with educational content I couldn’t say no. I’m keeping track of lessons that I am learning on their youtube channel. It can be viewed here.