computer science, math, programming and other stuff
a blog by Christopher Swenson


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PyCon Australia 2016: CPython Internals and the VM

PyCon 2012: Sage: Open Source Math in Python

OSCON 2012: Google Government Public Data: Finding and delivering the world’s government, tabular data . Video available Safari.

Older stuff

Editing, Presenting, and Anal Retenting (2006). This is slide show about some of my anal retentive habits in editing and presenting.

Better Chess through Genetic Programming (2003, 2006). A presentation based on a research interest I had back in 2003, regarding applying genetic programming techniques to chess.

Learning Java 1 – Introduction (2006). At The University of Tulsa, we often had many incoming students into our graduate and undergraduate programs who had little experience with Java. So, I created a small series of presentations to give them a quick overview of some of the finer points, especially as they would relate to some of the required course work in the graduate program.

Learning Java 3 – Threads and Synchronization (2006). A continuation of the above.

Learning Java 4 – Swing, SQL, and Security (2006). A continuation of the above.