Designing and Building a Self-Driving Car – Part 4

Topics:  The many lessons of Pulse Width Modification or “Where have I seen this before?” Thoughts on Motor Speed and where to look for inspiration for a project. This blog will be about the many lessons one learns throughout his or her life – and boy! have I’ve learned many!  In college I took electrical… Read More

Information Technology Management Strategies in Industry Series

Business use cases for Information Technology in Industry continue to expand beyond typical asset and plant management applications. Now IT is being use more often in driving forward goals such as resourcefulness and efficiency in current business processes. These articles will discuss areas where IT can be most innovative. Read More

Top Data Analytics and Data Science Resources

Here are my favorite Data Science/Data Analytics Resources  Curriculum 1) MIT Open Courseware  A great MOOC (Massive Online Open Courses) to learn about the math and statistical fundamentals of Data Science, such as linear algebra, statistics, probability, etc. From a great university. This will give you some of the fundamentals of data science. https://ocw.mit.edu 2)… Read More

Parent’s Guide to Designing and Building a Self-Driving Car with Their Kids – Part 3

“It’s not the destination, it’s the Journey…”  I suspect building a full-size self-driving car seems like a momentous task – and it is.  But a few things we have going for us.  As I stated in my previous blog, autonomous (self-driving) cars have a lot of the STEM aspects you want to instill in your… Read More

Parent’s Guide to Designing and Building a Self-Driving Car with Their Kids – Part 2

“The two biggest challenges with this project is: 1) Getting your kids more interested in the project over their video games. 2) Convincing your child’s science teacher they did most of the work for the school science fair” Before I start delving into the technical rigors of building a self-driving car.  I want to talk… Read More

Parent’s Guide to Designing and Building a Self-Driving Car with Their Kids – Part 1

I was never really a “car” guy.  I always saw them as transportation from point A to point B.  I’ve abhorred walking into a car dealership to negotiate car purchases; and as a parent, keeping my car clean seemed like an constant battle.  Driving long distances, even if the car was clean, was especially arduous… Read More

Leveraging Memory in PL/SQL for Big Data Applications

When writing PL/SQL code for Big Data applications it’s always a good idea to leverage the database as much as possible.  This is particularly true for ETL or warehousing processing. In my experience, I’ve tried to quantify objects in Oracle programming that work best to temporarily  store data.  As part of your Big Data application,… Read More