Hi there 👋
I am Shannon Quinn, currently:
- an Associate Professor at University of Georgia
- interested in anything i) 👨💻 open source, ii) 🐍 PyData, and iii) 🍩 donuts
🔭 What I do here...
On GitHub specifically? That's... complicated.
I've had recruiters complain to me that they don't see very many actual code contributions on my account. That's because
- teaching all but consumed my academic career starting a few years before the pandemic, and most certainly during
- in that time, all you'd really see from me are slide decks, assignment PDFs, and HTML updates sporting links to said slide decks and assignment PDFs
- actual coding was still happening, but 1) in uncomfortably small quantities, and 2) usually in private repos (active experiments, corporate repos, etc)
I vividly remember attending the Magical NumPy with JAX workshop as part of SciPy 2021, and suddenly being struck by the thought: it was my first time actually writing code in close to a year.
I resolved at that point to start prioritizing my own coding and work back to the kinds of activity levels I had in the mid-2010s and earlier.
Most of the work I do involves building frameworks composed of existing open source projects, so it is infrequent that I build something worth contributing back to the projects directly, BUT: open source is extraordinarily important to me, and so I'm making time to contribute back even if it's in the form of documentation.
🌱 I’m currently learning...
Rust! And brushing up on Julia after a few years away. Also dipping into DevOps work, particularly as I spin up and maintain my own Mastodon instance.
💬 Ask me about...
Python, data science, image processing, or running.
⚡ Fun fact...
I ran over 1600 miles in a year once. I hope to break that record someday!
📫 How to reach me...
Shoot me a message via twitter or e-mail, or even create an issue!