Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders’s Meeting 2019 – General Thoughts and Tips for your future meeting

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…]

Advice On Running A Tech Meetup

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…]

The Bait and Switch of Data Science

Every morning, I read almost a dozen articles. A few articles usually relate to data science (I hate the term “data science”, as it’s very overloaded. Here, I’ll confine data science to AI or machine learning). Lately, I notice more and more articles echoing something I’ve been saying for years – data science is hard, … [Read more…]

Weekend Reads

Non-Tech It’s the Grim Reality of Frequent Work Travel: Health Problems. Travel is glamorous, except it also sucks when done in excess. My recent trip to Asia reaffirmed this. Sitting in a plane and eating airport food? Gross. And if this is part of your job? It’s about as awesome as being a long-haul truck … [Read more…]

Come see me at SLC Python next week

If you’re in the SLC area, please attend my talk, “Intro to Time Series Forecasting”. It will involve some brief overviews of time series analysis and forecasting basics, then delve into how to use Facebook’s new time series forecasting library, Prophet. Very practical advice along the way, mostly from a business viewpoint (I speak to … [Read more…]