Choosing the right technology often comes down to cost – the time and money required Total cost of ownership (TCO) is as ancient as enterprise software itself. While TCO has been a mainstay for decades, there’s another cost that’s perhaps more onerous and far less discussed – total opportunity cost of ownership. As new technologies … [Read more…]
Here’s an interview I did with the MLOps Community a few weeks ago. Had a blast with this discussion, so enjoy.
I email my kids – their “future selves” – quite often. Since 2020 was such a clusterf*ck, I sent them a long email about Christmas. I also figured that other people – parents or not – may want to read my views on Christmas, so here they are. Christmas email to my kids, circa 2020 … [Read more…]
David “Gonzo” Gonzalez is an old friend, a fellow recovering/reformed data scientist, and one of the smartest people I know. Join us for this wide ranging and contrarian interview on the past, present, and future of ML and AI in the real world.
Here’s an interview I did with the Hustle The Day podcast. I get into my career with data, the things I’ve seen along the way, and all else in between. Enjoy.
“What is a recovering data scientist?” This question arrives in my LinkedIn messages at least once a week. It’s easy to see why, since my LinkedIn title says “recovering data scientist”. While “recovering data scientist” is admittedly a bit clickbaity, there’s also considerable truth to the moniker. The “recovering data scientist” schtick started several years … [Read more…]
What a funny place LinkedIn can be. Since I dropped most social media, I’ve met quite a few cool data people from all over the globe on LinkedIn. I met a group of fellow “data heretics” from places like Australia, Singapore, and Montana. We all have contrarian views on data science, and decided to film … [Read more…]
Are IT certifications a waste of time? An article about the worthlessness of IT certifications recently made the rounds on the front page of Hacker News. The author dismissed the validity of Java certifications, equating them to Hamburger University diplomas. While I disagree with the author’s view, I’ve also heard – and said – various … [Read more…]
Another Berkshire shareholders meeting in the books. As always, I walked away slightly smarter. Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal posted a funny article “When Warren Buffett Takes the Stage, Try Your Hand at Berkshire Bingo”. If you’ve watched or attended the meeting enough times, you’ll laugh. It’s spot on. Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger are … [Read more…]
Since 2014, my buddy Faris Chebib and I (along with a few other hardcore friends) have run the SLC Python Meetup . We started the meetup because we were too lazy to drive to the other Python meetup – 20+ miles away – during rush hour. From 2014 to now, we’re close to 2500 members. … [Read more…]