Simon Willison’s Weblog


Tuesday, 27th February 2024

The Zen of Python, Unix, and LLMs with Simon Willison (via) I’m participating in a live online fireside chat with Hugo Bowne-Anderson tomorrow afternoon (3pm Pacific / 6pm Eastern / 11pm GMT) talking about LLMs, Datasette, my open source process, applying the Unix pipes philosophy to LLMs and a whole lot more. It’s free to register. # 11:11 pm

All you need is Wide Events, not “Metrics, Logs and Traces” (via) I’ve heard great things about Meta’s internal observability platform Scuba, here’s an explanation from ex-Meta engineer Ivan Burmistrov describing the value it provides and comparing it to the widely used OpenTelemetry stack. # 10:57 pm

Weeknotes: Getting ready for NICAR

Next week is NICAR 2024 in Baltimore—the annual data journalism conference hosted by Investigative Reporters and Editors. I’m running a workshop on Datasette, and I plan to spend most of my time in the hallway track talking to people about Datasette, Datasette Cloud and how the Datasette ecosystem can best help support their work.

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