Science Hack Day PDX

Tomorrow and Sunday PSU is hosting Science Hack Day PDX. This free to attend avent is going to be a blast, I'm really looking forward to it. I will be there checking out what people are working on, and interviewing them on Twitch. We will likely end up editing together the highlights for later use on https://developer.ibm.com/code/. I expect there will be a bunch of interesting projects in progress so should be super fun.

UPDATE: All the interviews went really well and were super fun, the whole list can be found on YouTube here. I have to admit I had such a good time doing this I am going to try to make a habit of it!

On Monday 9/11 at 9am PDT I will brew beer and talk brewing on Twitch. I'm still a little bit surprised about this one but hopefully it goes well and I have an excuse to do it again one day. Getting paid to brew has always been kind of a dream - maybe I'm not going pro but for one day, it feels pretty close! I decided to brew a Cascadian Dark Ale for the event; I put the recipe up if you want to see what I'm making.

UPDATE: the session went great, and can be found on YouTube here

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Finally, I'm super excited to be speaking at SeaGL 2017 in a little more than a month! I also answered a little Q&A about the talk. It should be a lot of fun to talk about my brewing system, and how using a Raspberry Pi has changed how I make beer (and in my opinion gone a long way to improve it).

Hopefully I'll see you at PSU, SeaGL, or online for one of the Twitch streams!


Brewing Beer for IBM

Tue September 05 2017 by Christopher Aedo

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On Monday, September 11th at 9am PDT I'm going to brew beer live on twitchTV! I'm as surprised as anyone that I get to do this during working hours and as part of my job. Really looking forward to this :)

My employer (IBM) is trying to draw attention to some …

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Making Beer with Linux, Python and a Raspberry Pi

Thu July 13 2017 by Christopher Aedo

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I was lucky to have a talk about brewing beer with Linux, Python and a Respberry Pi chosen for OpenWest 2017. As part of that talk I wanted to put up a quick post with the slides from the talk and links to some of the resources I used. It's …

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Delivering a keynote at OSCON 2017

Sat May 27 2017 by Christopher Aedo

Working as a developer advocacy program director for IBM, improving how the world of developers perceive our company is my top priority. One of the ways I believe we can make a huge impact is by using our time in front of developers wisely. That means no product pitches at …

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Next Few Talks in 2017

Fri April 21 2017 by Christopher Aedo

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I'm sitting here on a plane headed home, finally, after what has been a pretty long week of travel for work. All of it has been good stuff, and even included the opportunity to share the stage with IBMs Chief Digital Officer Bob Lord. During his quarterly "all hands" town …

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10 Bills You Should Read

Mon March 06 2017 by Christopher Aedo

I try not to post too much political stuff here unless I think it's something useful and interesting. In this case, I've seen this list of bills proposed in the US house of representatives several places. All the times I've seen it however, it's just text (and often on twitter …

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Live on Gitlab

Thu February 02 2017 by Christopher Aedo

Last year when gitlab announced they would offer free site hosting with custom domains (similar to github pages) I decided it was about time I looked into moving this blog. Until today, it had been hosted on a VM running on either Google Compute, OVH, Vexxhost or AWS. I think …

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A Typical Brewday

Fri December 30 2016 by Christopher Aedo

While writing about my electric brewing system I thought it would be helpful to outline what a typical brew day looks like with that setup. Since that post was already getting too long I decided to put this in it's own relatively small post.

The FIRST step is to figure …

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The Electric Brewery

Sun December 25 2016 by Christopher Aedo

One of my best friends (bones!) sent me an email asking if I'd ever heard of this thing called Hosehead (it's a control system for an electric brewery using open source software called Strangebrew Elsinore). I had never heard of it, but had been thinking on and off for some …

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The Skunks

Sun August 07 2016 by Christopher Aedo

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One night a few months after we moved into our place in Portland we noticed a bit of a skunk smell. It wasn't too strong, and we just assumed there was a skunk in the woods and something had scared it. It didn't take too long for the smell to …

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