Hack hour is a biweekly seminar series on how to write better code (be it better code practices in general, code review, a specific python library, or a specific programming technique). I co-founded it in Fall 2017 as part of AstroPGH, the astrophysics community of Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh.
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Stop Writing For-Loops
This is the first talk I gave at Hack Hour, it basically represents my philosophy in coding. It was titled Stop Writing For Loops. I believe that everyone should know alternative ways to writing code without for-loops, making it more optimized and more readable; which was the goal of this talk. Sometimes, for-loops are, however, the suitable thing to write (but this is much rarer than how code in astronomy is often written).