Jessie Newman

Jessie Newman

I am a software engineer with almost ten years experience. I spent 6 years at Google working as a frontend engineer on Google Search and Google Drive, and a backend engineer on Google Maps. Following that, I spent 3 years as an Algo Engineer at Hudson River Trading, a high frequency trading company where I also founded and co-led their new Women’s Employee Resource Group.

Sessions Montréal 2024

Intro to Pandas

Session en anglais - Débutant

Pandas is an extremely efficient tool to do data manipulation in Python, but many find it unintuitive. We'll cover how to think about Pandas Dataframes and how to perform useful operations on your data. You'll leave this talk able to create and combine different Dataframes, handle null data, perform calculations, and graph your results.

Writing Effective Unit Tests

Session en anglais - Débutant

I will break down writing effective unit tests into five best practices. I will use Python for these examples but the best practices are applicable to other languages as well. (1) Serving as documentation (2) Covering all edge cases (3) Avoiding testing implementation details (4) Contain as little logic as possible (5) Keeping a small scope