General Reading for 11/07/2016

Next AI challenge: Computers take on StarCraft – CSMonitor.com “DeepMind announced its decision to partner with StarCraft’s creator, Blizzard, at a conference in California. The two groups say that they look forward to programming a computer to react to strategic problems in real time.” tags: v bs blizzard Posted from…

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General Reading for 11/05/2016

Second Life Creators Head to Virtual Reality – WSJ “Onstage at The Wall Street Journal’s WSJDLive 2016 global technology conference, Second Life creator Linden Lab demonstrated its forthcoming social virtual reality platform Sansar. It lets you create a 3-D virtual avatar and environment and then invite others to join you.”…

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Math, Data Science, and Cognitive Reading for 03/10/2016

Data science roles will be among best paid in near future, conference hears – Independent.ie “Ireland must urgently invest in data science skills, an audience at a Big Data event in Dublin heard today.” tags: m data science ireland Pizza Hut National Pi Day math contest “Want to earn 3.14…

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Math, Data Science, and Cognitive Reading for 11/10/2015

General Relativity at 100: Institute for Advanced Study and Princeton University Celebrate the Enduring Reach, Power and Mysteries of Einstein’s Theory | Institute for Advanced Study “Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity, a pillar of modern physics formulated 100 years ago, will be celebrated by the Institute for Advanced Study…

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Math, Data Science, and Cognitive Reading for 10/27/2015

ISSAC 2016 – International Symposium on Symbolic and Algebraic Computation “The International Symposium on Symbolic and Algebraic Computation (ISSAC) is the premier conference for research in symbolic computation and computer algebra. ISSAC 2016 will be the 41st meeting in the series, which started in 1966 and has been held annually…

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“Considering New Data Sources” for the UN Global Conference on Big Data for Official Statistics

Here is my brief presentation “Considering New Data Sources” for the 2nd Annual United Nations Global Conference on Big Data for Official Statistics in Abu Dhabi, delivered on 20 October, 2015, as part of the panel “The Big Data Landscape 2015 -2020.”

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Math, Data Science, and Cognitive Reading for 10/08/2015

IBM Watson CTO: Quantum computing could advance artificial intelligence by orders of magnitude “Speaking to IBTimes UK at the recent Hello Tomorrow conference in Paris, IBM Watson’s chief technology officer Rob High said there was a “very natural synergy” between cognitive computing and quantum computing, revealing he hoped to one…

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What I’m Reading on 05/02/2015

Using machine learning on Call of Duty game to detect cheating behaviour – CIO “Speaking at the recent Predictive Analytics World conference in San Francisco, Activision’s director of analytic services, Josh Hemann, spoke about how different classification algorithms are helping the game creator effectively referee millions of game matches played…

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What I’m Reading on 04/21/2015

Developer Economics Q1 2015: State of the Developer Nation – Developer Economics “The 8th edition State of the Nation report features all the latest trends in mobile and IoT development, including platform and language prioritisation, revenues and revenue models, tool adoption and more. It also examines the rise of Swift,…

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What I’m Reading on 06/26/2014

A Guide to Parboiling: Praise and Practice | Whole Foods Market “Back in the day, I used to look at a recipe that called for boiling something destined for the grill and think “What? Why cook it twice? Will there be any flavor left?” The answer for many foods turned…

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What I’m Reading on 06/13/2014

Zeichick’s Take: Forget Objective-C: It’s time to learn Swift – SD Times: Software Development News “I expected a new version of OS X, the operating system for Mac desktops and notebooks. I expected a new version of iOS, the operating system for iPhones and iPads. I did not expect a…

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What I’m Reading on 05/20/2014

Moments, Memories and Narrative—the Power of the Clip | True Ventures “The power of wearables is to make the invisible visible. To show us what’s really happening around us. The last time I felt this way about a device was Fitbit. Seeing how you actually move during the day, versus what you…

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What I’m Reading on 05/13/2014

Visual Studio goes cross platform with Cordova integration from Microsoft | Ars Technica “At its TechEd conference today, Microsoft announced the next step in its “mobile first, cloud first” strategy with a preview of Apache Cordova support in Visual Studio. Cordova is a toolkit for building apps for iOS, Android,…

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What I’m Reading on 04/25/2014

Cortana: everything you need to know about Microsoft’s Siri rival | News | TechRadar “We knew Cortana was coming, but we didn’t expect her to keep her codename: in the Halo games Cortana is an artificial intelligence that goes wrong.” tags: bs microsoft cortana Microsoft Launches .NET Foundation To Foster…

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What I’m Reading on 04/05/2014

ProgrammableWeb To Launch API Conference For Developers, Providers, and Strategists “For over eight years, ProgrammableWeb has served as the Web’s defacto journal of the API economy; offering news, advice, API directories, research data, and other information when it comes to the world of Internet-based APIs. Now, as a part of our continuing mission to serve…

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What I’m Reading on 03/19/2014

IBM’s Watson, New York Genome Center partner on brain cancer treatment – The Washington Post “The two will collaborate on a computing prototype that could suggest treatment options for patients with glioblastoma, an aggressive brain cancer. Watson would analyze an individual patient’s genome, and compare it to large volumes of…

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General Reading for 08/06/2013

IBM’s Irv Lustig on Taking CAP Exam – YouTube “IBM‘s Irv Lustig was one of the first INFORMS members to take the new INFORMS CAP (Certified Analytics Professional) exam. In this interview recorded at the 2013 INFORMS Analytics Conference in San Antonio, Irv shares his view on taking the exam,…

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Daily links for 04/02/2013

IBM Information On Demand 2013 – global conference November 3-7, Las Vegas, Nevada tags: iod ibm analytics Baseball Broadcasts Introduce Advanced Statistics, but With Caution – NYTimes.com “Statistical analysis has swept through baseball over the past decade, becoming part of the fabric of the game and an object of growing…

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Social Media and the Professional: Twitter

In this series I’m looking at my experiences using social media as a business professional. In this entry I examine the rules and policies I personally use regarding Twitter. In the introduction to this series of blog entries, I asked several questions regarding my use of particular social media services,…

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Conference: Gartner Business Intelligence & Analytics Summit

This conference is included in my list of Upcoming Events and Conferences. “The Gartner BI & Analytics Summit is the premier business analytics event providing must-have insights, frameworks and best practices for maximizing the business impact of information management and business analytics programs. The summit offers a new agenda structure…

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Conference: IEEE VIS 2013

This conference is included in my list of Upcoming Events and Conferences. “IEEE VIS 2013 is the premier forum for advances in scientific and information visualization. The event-packed week brings together researchers and practitioners from academia, government, and industry to explore their shared interests in tools, techniques, and technology.”

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Conference: 2013 INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics & Operations Research

This conference is included in my list of Upcoming Events and Conferences. “INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics and Operations Research shows how to “Apply Science to the Art of Business.” It features presentations on real-world applications of analytic solutions, presented by industry and university leaders. Highlights include the Franz Edelman…

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Conference: ISSAC 2013

This conference is included in my list of Upcoming Events and Conferences. “The International Symposium on Symbolic and Algebraic Computation is the premier conference for research in symbolic computation and computer algebra. ISSAC 2013 is the 38th meeting in the series. The conference traditionally presents a range of invited speakers,…

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Daily links for 09/05/2012

The truth about Goobuntu: Google’s in-house desktop Ubuntu Linux | ZDNet “Thomas Bushnell, the tech lead of the group that manages and distributes Linux to Google‘s corporate desktops unveiled Goobuntu from behind Google’s curtain at LinuxCon, the Linux Foundation‘s annual North American technical conference, First things first, can you download…

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Mobile: Build, Connect, Manage, Secure, Extend, Transform

In various IBM presentations about mobile starting at the Impact conference at the end of April, we’ve been using a slide that looks like this: I’m going to give a quick introduction to some of the terms on the slide and what we mean by them. Client Mobile Initiatives From…

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What I learned about mobile at IBM Impact 2012

In this post I talk about IBM mobile products and what happened at a large IBM conference. As a result, it is more specific to IBM’s offerings than some of my other blog entries. This week I’ve been in Las Vegas at the IBM Impact conference. The days have been…

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IBM Mobile Team at Lotusphere 2012

It’s an artifact of today’s spread out worldwide working culture that many people in large companies never get to meet each other if they work in different locations. I’m down at IBM‘s Lotusphere conference this week talking about Mobile for the Enterprise, meeting with partners, doing press interviews, and having…

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Daily links for 12/05/2011

Customer-Created Design: Virtual reality and realtime design enables seniors to design their own community spaces | ARCH Virtual “There’s a fantastic snippet in this video, about 2 minutes and 58 seconds in, that does a great job of capturing the spirit of this project.  This is a group of senior…

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Daily links for 11/02/2011

Canonical’s Ubuntu Linux will battle for mobile developers | Mobile Technology – InfoWorld “But at mobile application developer Big Nerd Ranch, President Aaron Hillegass has seen mobile Linux efforts before and stressed the need for a viable ecosystem. “It isn’t enough for Canonical to announce that it is making the…

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Daily links for 10/26/2011

IBM Beats Oracle, Microsoft With Big Data Leap – Software – Information Management – Informationweek “The big data news kicked off of this week’s IBM Information OnDemand (IOD) conference in Las Vegas, where the company also announced a new iPad app for IBM Cognos, geospatial analysis capabilities added to SPSS…

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Daily links for 08/18/2011

In U.S. Smartphone Market, Android is Top Operating System, Apple is Top Manufacturer | Nielsen Wire “However, because Apple is the only company manufacturing smartphones with the iOS operating system, it is clearly the top smartphone manufacturer in the United States. Other leading manufacturers include HTC, whose Android phones represents…

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European WebSphere Technical Conference in Berlin

IBM has announced the European WebSphere Technical Conference for 2011. The conference will be held from October 10th to the 14th in Berlin, Germany. From the website: The 2011 IBM European WebSphere Technical Conference, which combines the WebSphere and Transaction & Messaging Conferences of the previous years into one seamless…

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ApacheCon North America 2011 theme announced

I just received this news from the folks at the Apache Software Foundation: The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of nearly 170 Open Source projects and initiatives, today announced “Open Source Enterprise Solutions, Cloud Computing, and Community Leadership” as the theme for ApacheCon North America.…

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Daily links for 06/07/2011

Apple launches iCloud; here’s what powers it — Cloud Computing News “Apple officially launched its much-hyped iCloud suite of services at its Worldwide Developer Conference today, and although the capabilities are sure to be the talk of the town among consumers, it’s Apple’s cloud infrastructure that makes it all work.”…

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Daily links for 05/31/2011

Linaro: Now a Year Old, the Linux Effort Begins to Deliver | PCWorld Business Center “Linaro was launched at Computex in 2010 by ARM, IBM, Freescale, Samsung, ST-Ericsson and TI with the mission of reducing fragmentation, increasing optimization and making it easier for OEMs and ODMs to develop Linux-based products.”…

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My NASA presentation: “Open Source Governance for your Organization”

Today I’m giving a presentation at the NASA Open Source Summit at the NASA Ames Conference Center in Mountain View, CA. The talk is called “Open Source Governance for your Organization” and is based on my experience within IBM in the last few years and what I have written in…

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Daily links for 03/29/2011

World Wind JAVA SDK “Here you will find the World Wind SDK for Java. With this SDK, developers can embed World Wind technology in their own applications. The API documentation will be made available later.” tags: java nasa Open Source virtual-world 451 CAOS Theory » OpenStack: balancing control and community “The…

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Daily links for 03/25/2011

Android openness withering as Google withholds Honeycomb code “During a keynote presentation at Google‘s IO developer conference last year, Google VP of engineering Vic Gundotra proclaimed that the search giant created Android in order to bring freedom to the masses and avoid a “draconian future” in which one company controlled…

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POSSCON 2011 – I’m speaking

I’m slated to speak this year at POSSCON 2011, the Palmetto Open Source Software Conference in Columbia, South Carolina, from March 23 to March 25. From the conference website: The Palmetto Open Source Software Conference brings a world-class lineup of IT thought leaders to the Southeast for three days to…

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Daily links for 01/06/2011

Winter Conference “NOFA-NY members are a living tribute to the importance of diversity; from gardeners to farmers, from cut flowers to grass-raised beef, our membership includes commercial producers, homesteaders, backyard gardeners, food justice activists, eaters, and countless others. It’s as important in our movement as it is in our fields,…

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Daily links for 11/09/2010

RockMelt: A Browser Built For Sharing (First Hands On And 500 Exclusive Invites) “If you are going to create a new browser from scratch and go up against the Google, Microsoft, Mozilla, and Apple, you might as well make it really different. RockMelt, a company backed by Netscape founder Marc…

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Daily links for 11/05/2010

lingtech : Remove your PDF metadata “At least in Mac OS X 10.5.x (Leopard), there’s a pretty quick fix. Here’s how to create a little droplet application that you can dump your PDF on to strip the metadata out. If you are organizing a conference: do this.” tags: pdf Fedora…

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Daily links for 11/01/2010

Apple Files Lawsuit against Motorola to Defend Multi-Touch – Patently Apple “The inevitable: When Motorola preemptively launched their declaration judgment action against Apple earlier this month, we knew that Apple was likely to launch multiple patent infringement lawsuits against Motorola once their licensing negotiations failed to produce an agreement. Late…

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Daily links for 10/21/2010

Alfresco drops LGPL’d Hibernate for iBatis – The H Open Source: News and Features “At the Alfresco Developer Conference, currently being held in Paris, The H took the opportunity to ask John Newton, CTO of Alfresco, why the change had taken place. The company is currently in the process of…

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Yet another events calendar

Throughout the 6+ years that I have been blogging I’ve struggled with having an event calendar on my website. I’ve tried most of the WordPress plugins out there and either I didn’t like them, they were a pain with which to work, the formatting was unfortunate, or they stopped working…

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Daily links for 10/06/2010

Bob Dylan in Concert: Brandeis University, 1963 “Bob Dylan in Concert: Brandeis University, 1963 has never been heard, bootlegged, or circulated in any way. It was taped on May 10, 1963, at Brandeis University’s First Annual Folk Festival. You can get this bonus CD with your pre-order of The Witmark…

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Keynote at ApacheCon 2010

The Apache Software Foundation has announced the keynote lineup for their ApacheCon 2010 conference: ApacheCon, the official conference, trainings, expo, hackathon, barcamp and meetups of The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), today announced the keynote presenters and sponsors for ApacheCon North America. This year’s event takes place 1-5 November 2010 at…

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Daily links for 09/23/2010

What Not to Wear Seeking Frumpy Female Journalists “Do you know “a Female Journalist who stands out from the crowd and not in a good way!” Meaning she’s unattractive? Why not ambush her with a visit from What Not to Wear? She’ll love you for it! Details below.” tags: fashion…

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Daily links for 09/11/2010

Linux Wi-Fi Gets Easier with New Broadcom Driver – PCWorld Business Center “Wireless chip maker Broadcom on Thursday announced good news for Linux users in the form of a fully open wireless driver that’s compatible with the operating system.” tags: wifi ubuntu linux OASIS Interoperability Demo Features Eight Open Source…

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Daily links for 08/29/2010

Google backs out of JavaOne conference | Reuters “Citing concerns about Oracle’s lawsuit against it, Google said Friday it cannot participate in the upcoming JavaOne conference. The Oracle-sponsored JavaOne conference, formerly a Sun Microsystems event, is being held in San Francisco the week of September 19. Oracle is suing Google…

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Daily links for 08/05/2010

IBM, open source community aim to improve Internet accessibility | ZDNet “IBM and groups like the OpenAjax Alliance are launching a few initiatives to make the Internet more accessible to folks with mobility or sensory disabilities. The overarching theme here is that the Internet needs voice Web development and other…

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Daily links for 07/19/2010

Mozilla Ups Security Bounty from $500 to $3,000 | News & Opinion | PCMag.com “Fancy a bug? Mozilla has upped the cash bounty it’s awarding industrious users that find security-threatening bugs in its Firefox, Thunderbird, or Firefox mobile products. As well, users will be eligible for the $3,000 award—kicked up…

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What happens when I go to a conference

I’m spending a few days this week in Boston attending the Red Hat Summit in Boston, a large and very professionally done conference about their Linux, virtualization, and middleware offerings. Earlier today, IBM‘s Jean Staten Healy and I gave a talk called “Linux as a catalyst for a smarter planet.”…

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10 ideas about integrating open source into your IT infrastructure

At the Open Source Business Conference (OSBC) this year I did a presentation called “Asking the hard questions about open source software.” I’ve been expanding on some of the areas I mentioned and have previously posted the blog entries “10 elements of open source governance in your organization” and “10…

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10 considerations for maintaining open source in your organization

At the Open Source Business Conference (OSBC) this year I did a presentation called “Asking the hard questions about open source software.” Last week I expanded on one of the areas and discussed it in the blog entry “10 elements of open source governance in your organization.” Today I want…

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