This May 1, I joined Upgrade Inc as a Principal DevOps Engineer on the Infrastructure Performance Management (IPM) team. Technically this is a change of industries from automotive to financial. I was previously at Autonomic, a Ford subsidiary, as a Principal Site Reliability Engineer on the Observability team there. In practice, my clients continue to … Continue reading Joining Upgrade
Joining Autonomic #TalentAtAutonomic
I'm very excited to be joining Autonomic this coming Monday. They do self-driving car data. I'm joining as Senior Site Reliability Engineer to help grow the infrastructure by several degrees of magnitude. I expect to be doing a lot of Kubernetes and learning Golang as I go. This draws to a close 14 years at … Continue reading Joining Autonomic #TalentAtAutonomic
Retiring Planet Db2 and Planet Big Data
Planet Db2 and Planet Big Data are two blog aggregators that I created when I first started at IBM. They were similar to Planet Debian or Planet Intertwingly but about the Db2 relational database server and about big data technologies like Hadoop. If you are interested in taking over the blogrolls, please contact me. Blog … Continue reading Retiring Planet Db2 and Planet Big Data
Datathon For Diabetes in Boston
This weekend I'm at the Datathon for Diabetes in Boston. The goal is to use publicly available data to generate an insightful analysis of diabetes.
Ottawa: Data Day 3.0 at Carleton
On Tuesday March 29, I'll be demoing Data Scientist Workbench (DSWB) at Data Day 3.0 in Ottawa for the Carleton University Institute of Data Science.
Spark Summit East 2016
Next week I'll be demoing Data Scientist Workbench at Spark Summit East (official site) in New York. Polong Lin will be there with me. Come by the expo floor next Wednesday and Thursday and chat with us.
Datapalooza Seattle on Feb 9-11
On February 9 through 11, I'll be mentoring hackers and budding data scientists at Galvanize during Datapalooza Seattle. It should be a great conference covering topics like things like machine learning, natural language processing, and data engineering infrastructure.
Adobe password breach as the world’s greatest crossword puzzle
Adobe was recently breached and 150,000,000 user accounts were stolen. Adobe was following the one of the worst practices of password storage -- reversible encryption (rather than hashing with a salt using a good, slow algorithm like bcrypt). A very, very old throwaway password of mine was among those leaked. XKCD has referred to this … Continue reading Adobe password breach as the world’s greatest crossword puzzle
CN Tower Climb for United Way
On October 22, I'll be climbing the CN Tower stairs for United Way. Any contribution is appreciated.
IBD-3475A Crunch Big Data in the Cloud with IBM BigInsights and Hadoop
I'm teaching a hands-on lab at Information on Demand 2013. I will edit the post to include lab materials closer to the date. Session: IBD-3475A Crunch Big Data in the Cloud with IBM BigInsights and Hadoop Time: Thu, 7/Nov, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM Location: Mandalay Bay South Convention Center - Shorelines B Lab [Room … Continue reading IBD-3475A Crunch Big Data in the Cloud with IBM BigInsights and Hadoop