Talking to the CEO of Crux About Google Cloud, Sustainability, and Getting Your Data Into the Cloud

This past week, I had another opportunity to do some public speaking (virtually) with my friends at Crux Informatics. This time we did a 1:1 video chat between me and Philip Brittan, Crux's CEO, about the partnership between his company and Google Cloud. Check out their blog post or watch the short video here! https://player.vimeo.com/video/513473964Continue reading Talking to the CEO of Crux About Google Cloud, Sustainability, and Getting Your Data Into the Cloud

Talking to People Virtually About Going Beyond Spreadsheets

Last month, I participated in a panel discussion at The Crux Summit: Fall 2020. It was a fun conversation, and the replay is available here if you provide your contact info. Don't worry, the folks at Crux are nice people and they won't abuse it. Here's the session info: Beyond Spreadsheets: The Evolution of Data … Continue reading Talking to People Virtually About Going Beyond Spreadsheets

My Path to AI

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Everyone takes a different path to Artificial Intelligence. Sure, there are some common approaches from academia, research, engineering, and the like. But AI is a weird field that has had massive transformations in its history, and I don't think I'm too unusual in that I've only started to really "do AI" professionally in the last … Continue reading My Path to AI

Talking to People Virtually About Notebooks

Last week, I spoke at the first virtual NYC Data Council Meetup about my favorite topic, Beyond Spreadsheets. It was fun! https://www.meetup.com/DataCouncil-AI-NYC-Data-Engineering-Science/events/270962202/ I summarized the gist of my talking points in this thread: https://twitter.com/sternb0t/status/1276940768175886336 I co-presented with Tim Paine from J.P. Morgan. Tim and I met a few months ago and were slated to present … Continue reading Talking to People Virtually About Notebooks

Beyond Spreadsheets

It’s common in tech spheres to separate coders from business people. Coders are the software developers who create solutions using computer programming code. Business people then use these solutions to create and operate business processes. But this distinction is blurrier than you might think—and only growing less clear as more jobs require data-driven decision-making. Millions … Continue reading Beyond Spreadsheets