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
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.
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.
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.
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 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
On October 22, I'll be climbing the CN Tower stairs for United Way. Any contribution is appreciated.