Second Leanpub podcast interview with Amber Partner, Alex Lancaster
A second podcast interview resulting from the publication of Amber's book Python for the Life Sciences has been released. This time Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talked with Amber Principal, Alex Lancaster, discussing Alex's career, funding in science, evolutionary biology and the state of the book publishing industry.
"I started life thinking I would be an astrophysicist, basically. It was where I was originally when I was an undergrad. And actually I spent about a week in a radio telescope down in Canberra — a while ago now, shall we say? Another century. And I realized that that wasn’t really going to be it for me for the rest of my life. Astrophysics has changed a lot since, but there was a lot of sitting in very quiet, desolate places, pouring over data, and it sounds very glamorous on the outside — but the reality of the day-to-day just turned out that it didn’t really appeal to me."