SO this iPython expedition has has been full of twists and turns from the get go and so it has taken me a little while to digest. It has been an adventure full of excitement. I have wanted to learn how to code for a while now because I can think of a lot of cool things I would do if I was technically literate (interpret that how you will). So to begin this reflection I will start where I finished: with my iPython product from day 1. As I understand it today was very basic. We assembled a database of transcriptome sequences from seastars. And that’s pretty much it. I’m not really sure where they were sampled from but I will have to remember to ask. I am excited to learn more about how to work with iPython.