Presented by

  • Julien Goodwin

    Julien Goodwin

    By day Julien is a Site Reliability Engineer at Google in Sydney. In the evenings Julien plays with atomic clocks, electronics design, photography, audio recording and more. Julien was on the 2019 & 2020 Linux Australia Councils, and part of the 2008 team.


For the last 50 years since HPIB was introduced there have been standard interfaces for computers to control test & measurement equipment, but as we left the simple BASIC computer era they became complex enough to use that many didn't bother. It's now easy to use Python to automate test equipment. In this presentation I'll show how I built a custom datalogging system to automate characterization of oscillators out of both commercial test equipment and some basic sensors.