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Writing

Popular Astronomy Article on Learning to Code

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I’m a little late in posting this, but I recently wrote an article for Popular Astronomy. It’s for the Young Stargazers section, and in it I encourage studen...

Stargazing Live 2017 Recap

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I wrote a summary of our experience at Stargazing Live this year – the first time we’ve managed to run a BBC Stargazing Live event at the Zooniverse with no ...

Opposing the Snoopers’ Charter

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I wrote a post on the Valcato blog outlining why, as a company, we oppose the Snoopers’ Charter and support our clients’ right to encrypt their communication...

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Research

VeSPA: The Variable Star Photometry Archive

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The new SuperWASP.org is now live. It contains a section called VeSPA: The Variable Star Photometry Archive which I’ve spent the last few months building. Th...

OU Upgrade Talk

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As part of the Open University’s first year “upgrade” process (i.e. their probation process) I gave an internal talk about what I’ve been working on. This in...

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Code

Web App Health Checks in Docker

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Over at The Zooniverse we’ve been migrating most of our apps to run under Docker. I won’t bother explaining all the benefits of Docker, but we’ve found it to...

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Programming

VeSPA: The Variable Star Photometry Archive

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The new SuperWASP.org is now live. It contains a section called VeSPA: The Variable Star Photometry Archive which I’ve spent the last few months building. Th...

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