Hadoop Lessons

I recently completed a very interesting class focusing mainly on learning the Hadoop framework, as well as general principles of distributed algorithm design and analysis. It was a nice balance between theory and practice, although most of the theory was in the classroom and the practice was on our own for the assignments. By the […]

Conventional Wisdom

I’ve gone to conferences, conventions, and general get togethers in many industries from outdoor recreation, to theatrical entertainment, multimedia technology, science fiction and comic book fan conventions.  I’ve come to realize each is fundamentally the same.  We come together in these enclaves of common interest not to see others or the latest gadgets (though that […]