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How F5Bot Slurps All of Reddit

In this guest post, Lewis Van Winkle talks about F5Bot, a free service that emails you when selected keywords are mentioned on Reddit, Hacker News, or Lobsters. He explains in detail how F5Bot is able to process millions of comments and posts from Reddit every day on a single VPS. You can check out more of Lewis Van Winkle’s writing at, and his open source contributions at

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Building Data Science Pipelines with Luigi and Jupyter Notebooks

In this guest post, Mattia Ciollaro writes about how to get started with the Luigi task runner, and highlights his own contribution to Luigi through a special use case geared towards running Jupyter notebooks in your workflows. Mattia holds a PhD in statistics from Carnegie Mellon University and is working on improving American healthcare at Spreemo Health. You can get in touch with him via LinkedIn. Data Science meets plumbing In many data science projects, we often start by developing code to solve specific small tasks.

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Closing the Tech Industry’s Gender Gap

In this guest post, Jackie Young shares her thoughts about closing the tech gender gap. After a career that started in software development and IT teaching, Jackie Young now focuses on writing about tech, software and innovations for a range of publications. When she’s not writing, she’s a mom to two girls, one of whom is on the autism spectrum. Jackie also has autism and in her free time supports a number of organizations and charities to help other people with the condition.

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