This week we welcome Carol Willing (@WillingCarol) as our PyDev of the Week. Let’s spend some time learning more about our fellow Pythonista!
Can you tell us a little about yourself (hobbies, education, etc):
I love Python! The language, the libraries, and the community. I’ve met so many talented, creative Pythonistas in my Python journey, and you inspire me.
I work as an independent consultant in San Diego, spend time teaching and creating as a Geek in Residence at Fab Lab San Diego, and contribute to open source software and hardware as a developer, writer, and teacher. My days are filled with writing lots of code, taking apart vintage electronics, and encouraging others to fabricate their ideas with code, Raspberry Pis, Arduinos, and wearable electronics. The Fab Lab is a special place, and I’ve been nurturing a Gentle Code Garden there. The Gentle Code Garden is a cross between a Python sprint, an inclusive hackerspace, and a community garden.
My hobbies, such as restoring musical instruments, playing guitar/ukulele, tidepooling, and succulent gardening, are strongly influenced by my education and interests. My formal education includes an Electrical Engineering degree from Duke and an MS in Management from MIT with a focus on econometrics and technical innovation. I’m a voracious nonfiction reader, music lover, and a friendly introvert who enjoys hearing the creative thoughts and ideas of others.