The Trouble With Travel: Hotel WiFi

As I have mentioned previously, I travel a lot for work as a sales engineer.  I am all over the US visiting customers and most of my stays are at least one night, if not for close to a week.  That means I spend a lot of time in hotel rooms and working on both […]

Data vs Insight: Which Do You Want?

I have many conversations with people on a regular basis regarding the collection, processing, and dissemination of data.  There are so many sources of data in our world today and each of these sources are so noisy and fighting for our constant attention.  From our smart watches to our enterprise systems, we have a need […]

Recommeded Reading: Neural Networks Made Easy

As I have stated before, I am no data scientist and I am doing my best to get up to speed on the technologies and terminology, but there is so much to learn.  I really appreciate  Ophir Tanz (@OphirTanz), and Cambron Carter, for writing the included article.  Please visit the link at the end of this […]

Recommended Reading: Relational Versus Graph Database

Take a minute to think about a database. What comes to mind? If you envision a collection of data, neatly organized and sorted in rows and tables, you’re probably thinking about a relational database—and for good reason—they’ve been the power-horse of software applications since the ’80’s. I work for a big data company, but before […]

Introduction to Machine Learning: Part 4

I have talked some about the generalities of machine learning and data science.  We have gone into some level of detail on the types of learning: supervised, unsupervised, reinforcement (not yet discussed, but coming). While these are interesting topics, I really want to go back a little in the process and focus on data munging, […]

Recommended Reading: Big Data Has to Make Sense to People

Nice article from LinkedIn on the merits of making big data understandable. Those of us who ho live in this world have so much more clarity. It is difficult sometimes to see that many people do not understand the value of their own data. Great points.

Introduction to Machine Learning: Part 3

In this post I wanted to dive into a little more detail on supervised versus unsupervised machine learning.  Basically, as described in the last post in this series, the focus has to do with the variables that are known and can be observed.  The detail below comes from Dataconomy.  I’ll provide the link at the end […]

Giving Away Your Privacy

I enjoyed this little write up from PC Magazine because many people are unaware that they are giving away their private information. We live in a time where we are inundated with news regarding breaches of corporations which expose our private information. I am a cleared person and my information was leaked with the Office […]